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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Budgets Cuts Are Taking A Toll On Employee Engagement

A survey released today by Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies and The QTI Group found that Milwaukee-area companies are concerned that recent budget cuts in travel, employee training, educational reimbursement, and charitable contributions are taking a toll on employee engagement and recruiting efforts. Did we really need a large scale survey to find out this information? By now it should be common sense. The problem is that some people still want to see additional data showing that investments in employees truly pays off.

"Companies and organizations who recognize that their employees are their only truly sustainable resource will add value by continuing to offer education and professional development opportunities. The smart organizations will be well positioned for the coming economic upturn with an educated workforce," commented Dr. Robert Deahl, Dean of the Marquette University College of Professional Studies.

See the article at: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=166201

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