22 July 2009

Employee engagement matters - again!

No surprises here - but an excellent review of why employee engagement is so critical to overall sucess.


4 themes emerged for David McLeod in his reseach:
  • Clear sense of where the organisation is going
  • Really engaging managers with lots of reinforcing feedback
  • Real employee voice - everyone understands how the business is doing
  • Bringing together of stated values and behaviours

David MacLeod and Nita Clarke were commissioned by the Department for Business (BIS) to take an in-depth look at employee engagement and to report on its potential benefits for organisations and employees. The Secretary of State for Business, Lord Mandelson, encouraged the independent reviewers to examine whether a wider take up of engagement approaches could impact positively on UK competitiveness and performance, and meet the challenges of increased global competition....


  1. It's an important report which should be read by MDs, CEOs, FDs and other senior executives, and not just the HR community.

    The evidence between higher levels of employee engagement and profit growth is compelling, but companies shouldn't see employee engagement programmes as a solution they can 'throw' at a company... it requires committment from both employees and the leadership of a company to get results.