I decided that it would be interesting to look at the results of all the surveys we have conducted over the last twelve years using the Q4 Profiler™, part of the Q4 Metrics® survey suite.

All of the surveys were specific commissions from companies who wanted to gather information from their employees on significant aspects of the employer: employee relationship which would be useful in assessing employee engagement, the strength of the employer brand, and prioritising initiatives for organisational development purposes.

The period covered is 2003-2014, so we’ve come through a flat market, a period of relative boom, and of course the recent financial crisis. The surveys have covered literally thousands of employees in 36 countries and in sectors including: financial services; manufacturing; construction; professional services; life sciences; food and drink; property; engineering; oil and gas; education; and healthcare.

Over the next few days, I’ll share some of the overall results in terms of what attracts people to an organisation; what motivates them; and the factors that would cause them to consider leaving. You may get some surprises.

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