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Employee Engagement Reaches a High Not Experienced Since 2009

Quantum Workplace releases its annual employee engagement trends report.

Omaha, NE, July 21, 2014 --( Released last week, Quantum Workplace’s fourth annual 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report revealed that employee engagement reached a high not experienced since 2009. Of the 400,000 employees who participated in the Best Places to Work program, 68 percent ranked as engaged.

Giving an in-depth overview of engagement levels and drivers, the report broke down employee engagement by various demographics, including location, industry, gender, age, education level, race/ethnicity, tenure, position level, and department.

Highlights from the report include:
· Organizations not participating in Best Places to Work experienced much lower engagement, with only 41 percent engaged on average.
· Three themes drive overall engagement: positive outlook on the future, confidence in leadership, and commitment to valuing employees.
· Huntsville, Ala. experienced the greatest increase in engagement, compared to all other participating cities, with a nearly 18 percentage-point increase.
· Real estate, construction, and technology were the most engaged industries.
· Women were slightly less engaged than men and were more driven by security in their personal futures.
· Professional development was more critical to driving millennial’s engagement than any other age group.
· 91 percent of executives were engaged, compared to only 60 percent of hourly employees.
· Employees working in human resources, sales, and marketing were more engaged than any other department.

The report provides many more highlights and examines key engagement drivers for each employee demographic.

To view the complete report, visit

About the Survey
Developed in 2003, the Best Places to Work survey is a voluntary and free survey tool offered to participating organizations. Survey results analyze 10 components of engagement and highlight 37 key survey items that impact engagement. Best Places to Work is held annually in nearly 40 cities to recognize companies that value talent and high engagement. The survey focuses on areas of engagement relating to teamwork, trust in senior leaders, retention, job satisfaction, manager effectiveness, and more.

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace delivers smart tools for achieving and recognizing workplace awesomeness. When work is awesome, employees are engaged, clients are loyal, and business is good. Quantum Workplace serves more than 5,000 organizations annually through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit or email info@quantumworkplace.
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