New Delhi, Nov 30: A majority of Indian employees are performing intensely and their work engagement level is highest in the world, a new study says.
At the same time, six out of ten Indian employees are not working to their full potential while the younger employees are constantly on the look out for a new job.
According to BI Worldwide, an employee engagement solutions provider, 51 per cent of Indian employees are performing intensely, making them globally the most engaged in their work.
They are followed by Chinese employees (49 per cent), US (38 per cent), Brazil (36 per cent), Canada (28 per cent) and the UK (24 per cent).
Though the level of employee engagement is very high in India, more than 6 in 10 Indians are not working to their potential, the report said.
"On an average, half of Indians admit to investing only 50-90 per cent of their effort at work. Moreover, three per cent of Indian employees report that they invest only half of their effort or less at work," the report said.
BI Worldwide conducted the survey to measure employee's intensity of performance and commitment at work place.
The survey spanned across seven countries namely India, Brazil, Canada, China, US, UK and the Latin American region outside of Brazil and covered nearly 7264 responses.
The report further said the older generation in India would prefer to stay at their current employer for almost seven years while the younger lot is planning to leave much sooner.
According to BI Worldwide research in India, Gen X (born between 1960s to 1980s) employees would like to leave in 4.7 years, while Gen Y (born between 1980s to 1990s) plans on staying for a mere 2.9 years.
Moreover, nearly a quarter of Gen Y employees who work full time in an organisation larger than 500 employees have plans to leave their company within the next year.
"With entire career ahead of them, Gen Y employees are jockeying for position. They are experimenting. And theyve realised that their income can grow more rapidly if they job-hop," the report said.
According to the report, the top five reasons why the Gen Y employees in India plan to leave are fear, job stress, a sense of unfair pay, a bleak or unknown future and for an innovative workplace where they can contribute ideas and make decisions.