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Employee Experience in USA

Employee Experience in USA

The Global Employee Experience Report allows you to access workplace culture, employee engagement, employee happiness, and employee wellbeing in the USA. These four main indexes compose the overall Employee Experience Score that sets the ground rules for the future of work.

Bases of Employee Engagement

In the United States, the work environment is professional and casual as well. People prefer to dress casually (unless the company policy states otherwise). Work schedules are flexible and overall the work atmosphere is informal. Water, aerated drinks, tea, coffee, and vending machines are available at all offices which makes internal communication easier for employees on everyday occasions and increases employee motivation.

 

Internal Communication and Employee Feedback Structure

The office environment is informal, and there is no apparent hierarchy between managers and their subordinates. Employees are treated as equals and independent views are welcomed so that employee feedbacks can be shared easily. American work culture involves a lot of meetings. These meetings do not need to end with big decisions, but can be more like discussions, and are centered on analyzing, planning, and reviewing a project which keeps the employee engagement higher. Opinions and ideas are shared and objections are made easy.

 

Pillars of Workplace Culture

Understand Tittles

Hierarchy is important in career development in the USA, many titles vary and you can see a good percentage of US employees are vice-presidents (VP). Some US job titles can also give the impression of being a much higher rank. Placing them in the corporate hierarchy can be challenging in internal communication for new joiners.

Use Sport Topic for Chit-chat

Idiomatic expressions litter the American business language. Usually derived from sport – or even the military – a ‘ballpark figure’, ‘touching base’ or ‘rallying the troops’ can initially sound confusing to some. Sport is also a common small-talk topic. If you live in New York, for instance, try to familiarise yourself with the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, and Knicks.

Minimize your Business Gift

Contrary to many Asian countries, gift-giving is not a normal part of US business etiquette. Any gifts should be small, symbolic items such as pens, diaries, or champagne. Corruption and bribery is very rare in the US and giving gifts of significant value may carry negative connotations.

Keep Your Phone out of Sight

It’s considered rude to answer phone calls or send emails during a business meeting. Make sure you don’t check phone…. retention 

Learning & Development of Future Talents

In the USA, 90 percent of all adults 25 years or older reported they had completed at least high school or obtained a GED/high school equivalency certificate. Over one in three adults (35 percent) had attained at least a bachelor's degree.  In 2003, the percentage of the adult population who had completed high school or had not completed high school but obtained aGED increased for the first time since 2000 when it was 84 percent. Associate and/or bachelor's degree rate is 45.16% for over 25 years old. Bachelor's degree rate is 34.98%. The rate of Master's and/or doctorate and/or professional degree is 13.04% and the doctorate and/or professional degree rate is 3.47%. 

Performance & Productivity GDP per Hour Worked: 103.9

Part-time Employment Rate: 19.8%

Average Wages: 40.000 USD (Annually)

Employee Turnover Rate: 22%   

Minimum Wages: 7.25 USD Per Hour 1.015 USD (Monthly)

Unemployment Rate:  Total 6.1% -  Male 6% - Female 5.4%

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