We spend such a large amount of our time at work that to do so in a role that doesn't spark any enthusiasm is a colossal waste of human potential. When we are engaged in our work, it enhances our sense of our well-being and is a positive force in our lives. Managing employee engagement has become an important part of the HR function and is rising up the agenda of many board rooms. Still, many business owners do not know how to start measuring employee engagement.
Topics: Employee Engagement
When looking for a definition of employee employment, we think the best place to turn is to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Employee engagement is a metric that every company in the UK should be monitoring. That is especially true in industries facing significant skills shortages where there are more vacancies than skilled workers to fill them.
Industries heavily reliant on skilled engineers or technicians fall squarely into this category. With the current skills crisis and an increasingly mobile workforce, manufacturing companies should pay attention to employee engagement and planning future workforce engagement strategies. Here are five solid reasons why...
The UK faces an employee engagement deficit. At both a macro and a micro level, this matters: Britain is 15% less productive per employee than the average of its EU competitors and productivity over the last decade has grown a paltry 1.4% over the whole period.
Few professions in the UK are as universally appreciated as those in the healthcare industry. Doctors, nurses and all the supporting cast of porters, administrators, paramedics and so on, are amongst the most widely celebrated workers in the country. Yet they are often also the most disengaged employees in the country.
It will come as no surprise to anyone working within the industry to hear the UK’s construction sector is facing a significant skills shortage. The industry has an ageing workforce, with many facing retirement within the next decade, while the number of apprentices coming into the sector is insufficient to meet anticipated demand in the coming years.