Employee Engagement

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

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…

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

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…

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Should we be sleeping on the job?

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…

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Death of Annual Engagement Surveys prematurely announced!

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…

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

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…

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England: disengaged and out of the Euros (again)

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…

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Connections: The 2015 State of Employee Engagement

By Dr. Andy Brown, Executive Director, London, and Christopher Hannegan, Executive Vice President, Chicago It’s hard to deny that engaged employees are a key competitive differentiator. Creating deeper connections with employees, across organisations and with the wider world are important for business success. With our partners at Edelman, we recently conducted two studies to explore…

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Linking employee engagement with customer engagement and performance: the evidence

We all “get” the link between having engaged employees, engaged customers and bottom-line performance. It’s intuitive, isn’t it? Yet a huge number of companies are still not leveraging this relationship. So why is that? The first EdelmanENGAGE “State of Engagement” study wanted to explore what companies are actually doing globally to convert engagement into competitive…

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