The newest issue of Today at Work delivers some surprising findings on promotions and debuts a new measure of worker sentiment.
Promotions are a symbol of success and achievement. For the employee who has earned one, a promotion can be a career milestone that delivers more money, responsibility, and often respect. For the employer, it’s a reward as well as a vote of confidence in someone who brings value to the organization.
But promotions, under certain conditions, can have a negative effect on employee retention. In the September issue of Today at Work – “The Hidden Truth About Promotions” – the ADP Research Institute reveals that moving someone up the corporate ladder might lead to a higher risk of them leaving.
This quarter’s report also debuts the Employee Motivation and Commitment Index, a real-time way to measure the state of worker allegiance. The EMC Index tracks how people think and feel about their jobs, their employers, and their place on the organizational chart, with some surprising results.
Today at Work is a deep dive into ADPRI’s extensive and proprietary data collection, which includes payroll information on more than 25 million employees and a monthly sentiment survey of workers worldwide. The quarterly publication examines the entire employee lifecycle to provide a people-centered and comprehensive view of the world of work, delivering research-driven insights that can help business leaders make informed decisions in areas where data historically has been lacking.