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Are Your Most Loyal Employees Also the Most Likely to Be Disengaged?

No employee will ever be engaged all the time. But employers take comfort in the fact that routinely disengaged employees usually leave in search of opportunities that suit them better, clearing the way for the hiring of fresh talent.

Unfortunately, 8 percent of employees stay on, despite feeling unmotivated, disengaged and generally negative about their employers, an October report published by Aon Hewitt found. The report referred to these employees as “workplace prisoners,” and noted that they tend to be long-tenured. Among workers with 26 years or more at their companies, in fact, 17.1 percent are just such “prisoners,” the report found.

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