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The Autonomous and Empowered Workforce

The autonomous and empowered workforceThe 2012 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings together the findings from almost 170,000 respondents from 30 countries including more than 3,700 in the UK. It shows the results of diverse forces impacting the contemporary workplace, including generational and geographic diversity, technology, employee empowerment, and the widespread use of social media.

This fourth installment 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.

It reveals the challenge facing many organizations, with employees constantly seeking out new employment opportunities, even when they are happy in their jobs. The survey also shows the way that employees are using intelligence from the labor market to negotiate better outcomes with their employers, and how they judge their employment prospects over the coming year.

The paper examines these workforce issues across industry sectors, and globally, across the Americas, APAC, and EMEA regions. It also includes a generational perspective, with a focus on the three main workforce generations—Gen Y (age 19 – 30), Gen X (age 31 – 48), and Baby Boomers (age 49 – 66). 

The complete findings are published in a new report, Autonomous and Empowered Workforce.