Between November 2009 and January 2010, Towers Watson surveyed 20,000 full-time employees in 22 markets around the globe. Their report reveals the deep impact of the recent financial storms on the employer-employee relationship. In summary, the findings of their 2010 Global Workforce Study include:

• worker mobility is at a decade-long low point
• employees’ strongest desire is for security and stability
• employees see themselves as being responsible for their long-term financial and physical health and well-being
• employees see themselves as being chiefly responsible for their careers and performance
• significant numbers of employees are sacrificing career growth for job security
• employees want more freedom and flexibility in their work
• employees’ confidence in leaders and managers is disturbingly low
• employees see their leaders and managers as poor in interpersonal skills

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