“The employee-work contract has changed: People are operating more like free agents than in the past. In short, the balance of power has shifted from employer to employee, forcing business leaders to learn how to build an organization that engages employees as sensitive, passionate, creative contributors. We call this a shift from improving employee engagement to a focus on building an irresistible organization. Employee engagement is paramount for retaining and attracting today’s top talent. Five elements and underlying strategies can make organizations “irresistible”.”
Employee engagement, or more to the point, the lack thereof, is a huge topic these days. This report by Deloitte does a good job of reframing the problem and the solution.