A recent study conducted by the Government Accountability Office found that in both the private and public sectors, the overall driving force in improving levels of employee engagement is by valuing them. There are several ways to do this, and the survey broke them down into the most important. Constructive performance reviews, the study found, were tremendously important in maintaining high levels of engagement. Candid and constructive feedback helps employees know where they are, where they should be, and where they are going. Offering avenues of career development and training was also very important to the survey’s respondents. By providing employees with the resources they need to achieve their career goals, companies demonstrate their workers are valuable, and in turn, those workers will feel more connected to their work and the organization.