Fun, fast and funky ways to inspire employee engagement

Back at work all refreshed and full of energy after a bank holiday break (well the energy might be down to the sugar buzz from all those Easter chocolates!) I find myself wondering how to maintain this new found enthusiasm and energy. So rather than citing the latest numbers...

What’s the secret to being an engaging manager? A focus on the individual.

A focus on an individuals objectives, development and opinions are the three most common traits of an engaging manager, according to business executives. Why is it important to have an engaging manager? Its good for our health! Much of the discussion and evidence around employee engagement centres on the...

We need to raise employee engagement levels

Latest employee engagement figures from CIPD do not make great reading The latest report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Winter 2012/13) shows that 35% of employees are engaged but the majority (61%) remain neutral.  4% of respondents are disengaged. In comparison to twelve months ago there...

What colour would your organisation be?

When working with one of our clients we developed a colourful way of representing the proportion of promoters within their organisation and this got me to thinking, could you guess the proportion of those who would strongly recommend your organisation to others? Hence, what colour would your organisation be?...

Just who’s responsible for employee engagement?

It’s a question we have been asked countless times and it is an intriguing one. One of the easiest ways to think about this question is to consider the following:  Are your employees responsible for their own engagement? Employees cannot be solely responsible for their own engagement at work. ...

A review of 2012 for The Survey Initiative

Last January, we posted our three-word theme for The Survey Initiative – Do You Have a Three Word Theme For Your Work in 2012? We thought a good way to start the New Year would be to review how we have performed against these themes. After much discussion the...

Challenging your employee survey to meet business demands

The emphasis on how HR uses information has become much more strategic and in this economic climate the use of information may form the distinction between the organisational winners and losers. Does your employee survey stack up? Data should provide insight not just information Nick Kemsley in Personnel Today...

Putting wellbeing at the heart of employee engagement

These days, organisations are keener than ever to measure employees’ wellbeing as well as their employee engagement. The two are inextricably linked, of course. But as wellbeing specialists like Dr Bridget Juniper point out: …emerging research suggests that organisations that focus only on those areas associated with conventional engagement...

The propensity to overcomplicate employee engagement

Whilst reading some recent articles around employee engagement, I came across a paragraph from Linda Dulye, who has written an article on Fox Business. “In the end, engaging employees to give their best starts with top bosses sharing the game plan, followed by managers ensuring great two-way communication. After...

Why tracking employee engagement is so important

A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management has put some hard figures on the effectiveness of tracking employee engagement. The study (of 770 HR leaders) had some very interesting outcomes.  76% of companies with a formal recognition programme report an increase in productivity.  Where employee engagement...