India leads the bandwagon in employee commitment globally, with 50 per cent of the workforce being totally committed to their job, according to a recent survey.

“Highest levels of employee commitment are in India (50 per cent totally committed), Indonesia (43 per cent) and Malaysia (34 per cent),” according to Workforce Index survey ’Employee Engagement and Retention’ by Kelly Services.

However, the lowest level of commitment was found in Hong Kong (15 per cent), Thailand (20 per cent) and Singapore (22 per cent), according to the report by the global workforce solutions provider.

“There is a big challenge for employers in managing the on-boarding of new recruits so that they are productive and integrated well into the organisation. Simply changing jobs does not make for contented employees, and a big factor is the way managers and supervisors handle the transition,” Kelly Services India Managing Director Kamal Karanth said.

The report further revealed that across APAC, an average 64 per cent of those who changed jobs in the past 12 months were happy in their new positions.

On the other hand, 75 per cent of Indian employees are happy with their new job, it pointed out.

The report said to gain some experience in a particular field, staying at a position within a company is vital and the lowest rates of job change were in India (33 per cent), South Africa (21 per cent), Puerto Rico (30 per cent) and Indonesia (31 per cent).

“A key indicator of employee satisfaction is the willingness of an employee to recommend their employer as a preferred place to work. About 28 per cent of those in APAC region feel they would recommend their employer to other colleagues,” it added.

About 38 per cent globally feel that personal fulfilment is the key factor influencing job choice across all generations followed by personal growth or advancement (29 per cent).

Compensation or benefits ranked third as the most important at 26 per cent as a key factor influencing job choice, it pointed out.

There are many employees who are in a constant state of disquiet and spend a considerable amount of time considering other job options. “The trend is evident across all regions. However, the most active job-scanners are in America (53 per cent) followed by APAC (52 per cent).

PTI

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