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Employee measurement in a social, mobile and immediate world

19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

With the spotlight firmly on the way employees are treated, particularly in light of the recent gender pay gap legislation, there has never been a more pressing need for organisations to review every aspect of their employee engagement strategy.   A fundamental part of this strategy review should focus on the technology and tools that…

Positive engagement in a digital world: one size can never fit all

22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Social and digital channels have come under the spotlight for consumers this week – for very much the wrong reasons.  With such vast numbers of people potentially affected by the Facebook data breach, it is only right that questions will be asked about the security and privacy of social channels.   But while fundamental changes…

A question of trust: a note of caution for closer workplace surveillance

12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

With Amazon’s recent announcement about its attempt to patent wearable technology which will enable the tracking of employees’ movements, the question of trust in the workplace has once again been brought to the fore.   While Amazon hasn’t yet made it clear whether it plans to use the wristbands to monitor its own staff, it…

Leadership lessons: what can we learn from Carillion and others like them?

21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Carillion is one of the biggest corporate collapses the UK has seen.  It has created grave knock-on effects amongst employees, investors and those reliant on the services the group provides. As the media dust settles, the real recriminations are only just beginning: politicians debating the merits of the public-private partnership (PPP) and private finance initiative…

Should we be sleeping on the job?

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

The BBC has just published an article about Public Health England’s warning of the dangers to health of inadequate sleep and the negative impact this can have on work productivity. Public Health England’s possibly rather radical suggestion is that employees should be given places to rest in order to boost productivity. But can this really…

Welcome to our new look web site!

16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We hope the site makes it even easier for you to find everything you need to know about the range of employee engagement, leadership and communications services we offer. We know that engaging employees to drive business success can be a complex task involving multiple groups, individuals and channels.  Through the different areas on this…

Death of Annual Engagement Surveys prematurely announced!

13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Lucy Adams, ex HRD of the BBC, has recently posted a blog about the death of the annual employee survey. Whilst ENGAGE agrees with some of the points made, there are also a number of statements which would make the hackles rise of a number of HRDs around the world. First of all, let’s be…

Will the new PM create more voice, transparency and trust in the workplace?

18th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Theresa May has already come up with some bold proposals on workplace governance. Will they work? Even before she was pronounced as the new leader of the Conservative Party and installed as the new Prime Minister, Theresa May had espoused some radical proposals on corporate governance. They include proposals for employees to be on company…

England: disengaged and out of the Euros (again)

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The headline joke was obvious: “out of Europe for the second time in a week”.  Sadly, the performance was just as predictable. England, as we all painfully know, are out of the Euros.  Beaten 2-1 by Iceland.  We didn’t even lose in our traditional penalty shoot-out.  The reaction from supporters, the press and pundits alike…

Focusing on leadership and performance: lessons from England’s historic series win in Australia

27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Whether or not Peter Drucker did say that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” (and there is apparently some debate here) it is certainly a philosophy that Stuart Lancaster, recently departed England Rugby Football Union coach took to heart.  It is one that his successor, Australian Eddie Jones, interprets in a rather different way. Lancaster took…