Build a picture of better management for your organisation to boost employee engagement

One aspect that most employee engagement experts and practitioners alike can agree on is that an employee’s manager can influence greatly their level of engagement (possibly more so than any other factor). This isn’t something that is new or surprising.  You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘people leave managers...

Employee engagement for the sake of it…

Many organisations now recognise that employee engagement can have an impact on the bottom line and is important to business success.  In addition Senior Management are clear that engagement is a crucial aspect for their organisation moving forward. However, in our experience, some seem so keen to create an...

Employee Surveys – obtaining high response rates

We are often asked what are the methods we use to achieve ‘buy in’ from employees to an employee survey that ensures response rates are high. Today, we closed a survey for one of our clients – they were delighted with the response rate to say the least. Together,...

The move from a Knowledge to Creative economy and why ‘employee engagement’ will be ever more important…

There is no getting away from the fact that many organisations are now gearing up for the move to a ‘creative economy’.  The traditional carrot and stick approach to management may well prove even less successful than it has during the ‘knowledge economy’. Employee engagement will play an ever-increasing...

Did you know that most organisations have high levels of employee engagement?

Employee engagement: there is a groundswell of evidence that demonstrates there are clear business benefits in having an engaged workforce (Watson Wyatt1, McLeod2 et al). Over the past 18 months, we have noticed a genuine desire by many at Senior Management level to ensure that the culture, management style...

What does employee engagement actually look like?

As you probably know, there is a lot written about employee engagement, lots of articles, blogs, tweets, video uploads of HR people talking about engagement and what it is. One of the questions I get asked a lot is ‘What does engagement look like?’ As you can imagine, this...

Why use employee surveys?

An employee survey is a reliable, cost-effective way to find out what people in your organisation really think and feel. Surveys will not only give you a deep insight into how engaged your employees are, they also identify areas of prime attention, enabling you to continually improve motivation. Employee...