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The recession, as well as the various scandals that have afflicted the political and financial sectors, have eroded trust in leaders and led to the need for greater two-way communication between leaders and employees. The wisest leaders realise that it makes good business – and engagement – sense to ask for ideas from the front … Continued
At last, the Government has woken up to the fact that employee engagement is a vital part of a business’s success. What started with the Prime Minister giving his official backing to the project in March 2011 has been quietly beavering away over the past 18 months, and the engagement Task Force (as they’ve been … Continued
Engagement is a business issue, so everyone needs to be behind it, including leaders at all levels, right down to shop floor supervisors and Board members. They all have a part to play in engaging people, and the earlier they’re involved in the process, the better. Make sure the relationship between engaged people, engaged customers … Continued
So you think engagement as an HR or communications issue? Then think again. Engagement is a business issue. Which means the people who need to be spearheading it are your leaders and Board members. Once they understand the clear relationship between engaged people, engaged customers and increased profits they soon become the biggest engagement champions! … Continued
George Osborne’s speech at this week’s Conservative party conference re-ignited discussions around an employee ownership scheme. Increased employee ownership seems, on the surface, to be likely to improve employee engagement. We know from John Lewis, which operates a partnership model, and Sainsbury’s with its share saver schemes, that employee ownership increases accountability, heightens long-term employee … Continued