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Kelly Global Workforce Index 


The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Approximately 120,000 people took part in the 2013 survey from 31 countries, including over 2,800 in the UK. The results are published throughout the year on a range of topics from social media, career development, leadership and more.


KGWI 2014 TOPIC 3 WEB RI   Career Development
This second instalment of the 2014 KGWI on the topic of Career Development, looks across the EMEA and APAC regions to learn what workers are thinking about their careers and the skills that underpin them. The report takes an in-depth look at employee career aspirations, including the drivers of career goals and the factors that matter most in keeping employees engaged and productive.
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Engaging Active and Passive Jobseekers
This first instalment of the 2014 KGWI on the topic of Engaging Active and Passive Jobseekers examines the nature of the contemporary job search process from a candidate’s perspective. The survey also looks at a wider range of non-financial factors that employees evaluate in any job choice decision and which for employers, can shift the balance in securing the best available talent.
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KGWI 2013 TOPIC 3 WEB   Social Media and Technology
This fourth instalment of the 2013 KGWI on the topic of Social Media and Technology examines the way that social media is impacting on job selection, career choice and recruitment in general. Just as social media has changed the nature of communications across communities, it is breaking down barriers in the workplace. Employees are more social and more connected, and want access to the technologies and platforms that will enable them to share their working lives with a wider audience.
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 KGWI 2013 TOPIC 3    Employee Engagement and Retention
This third instalment of the 2013 KGWI looks in some depth at the employee-employer relationship, including issues such as employee loyalty, happiness and commitment to the job. It also examines views about the employer’s reputation as a preferred place to work, and the circumstances under which employees explore alternative jobs and careers.
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 KGWI TOPIC 2 WEB    Workplace Performance
This second instalment of the 2013 KGWI explores the way that performance based remuneration is gathering pace, and being embraced by unexpected groups in the workforce.
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 KGWI 2013 TOPIC 1 WEB    Career Development and Upskilling
This first instalment of the 2013 KGWI explores the changing focus on training and skills development, as employees become more proactive and self-reliant in managing their careers. Once the preserve of the employer, responsibility for training and skills development is shifting to employees, who are dictating the way that training is designed, provided and funded.
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 KGWI5       The Highly Virtual Workplace
This fifth instalment of the 2012 KGWI looks at the emergence of the highly virtual workforce, characterised by employees that are connected to their workplace around the clock by virtue of mobile technologies.
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  2012 KGWI 4    The Autonomous and Empowered Workforce  
This fourth instalment of the 2012 KGWI looks at issues surrounding job mobility and career progression as part of a shift to a more autonomous and empowered workforce. It shows a changing attitude on the part of employees, with more embracing the notion of gaining new experiences and skills with multiple employers.   
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  2012 KGWI 3    The Leadership Disconnect
This third instalment of the 2012 KGWI examines the issue of leadership in the contemporary workplace from the employee perspective. It explores the way that workers think about the quality, direction, and style of leadership, and the degree to which they share the goals of those who head their organisations.
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  2012 KGWI 2    Employees Embracing Social Media at Work but Anxious about the Consequences
44% of UK employees feel that social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, is impacting negatively on workplace productivity. However, only 6% of the British workforce has been told to stop using social media at work. 
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  2012 KGWI 1    British Workers Restless and Considering Job Change
Three quarters of UK employees intend to search for a job with another company within the next year. The ‘Baby Boomer’ generation is the most restless with 81% stating they will be searching for another job in the next 12 months.
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