Almost half (44%) of respondents do not feel motivated in the workplace, according to research by management consultancy Hay Group.
Its research is based on its Insight database, which includes information from more than 400 organisations across 46 countries, representing 6.7 million employees.
The research found that levels of engagement in the UK are rising, now sitting at 65%, a percentage point increase since 2012.
The research also found:
- 77% feel proud to work for their employer.
- 72% of respondents feel motivated to do more than their formal job responsibilities.
- 49% intend to leave their employer in the next five years.
Mark Royal (pictured), senior principal at Hay Group, said: “UK organisations face a motivation gap where employees feel that organisations are not holding up their side of the bargain to help them perform as well as they can, and deliver as much as they want.
“As a result, productivity and retention levels are suffering, with employers facing the costly prospect of losing talent.
“The UK is making progress on engagement. However, our research shows that 4.3 million UK workers will leave their organisations in 2015 alone, 765,000 more than in 2012.
“As a result, employers need to do more to help engage and enable staff. Otherwise, they face losing key talent as soon as the job market picks up.”