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Vol.10 Issue 01 – ’16: An engaging place to work

An engaging place to work

This special Global Focus supplement spotlights the growing importance of employee engagement. Siegfried Hoenle and Simon Stoepfgeshoff analyse the key issues involved. When do we do our best work? When we love what we’re doing, contribute to something meaningful, respect our bosses and enjoy our co-workers. When things are coming together in this way it…

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Why should anyone work here?

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones seek to provide an answer. The issue of employee engagement – broadly conceived – has been the focus of attention for many of those whose major concern is management and leadership development. Indeed, driving up scores for engagement has become a kind of corporate obsession. Our latest research, published in…

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New ways to run engagement surveys

Andrew Marritt describes the growing use of innovative technology to measure employee engagement. “A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organisations.” Josh Bersin, Forbes, August 26 2015 The measurement of employee engagement is…

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The power of positive leadership

Whether directly through personal interaction or indirectly through their decisions, leaders shape the quality of a workplace. Siegfried Hoenle describes how leaders can act to boost employee engagement. Considering research results across organisations worldwide, leaders do not seem to deliver on engagement1. The levels of disengagement are high, harming the productivity and creativity of the…

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Employee engagement: the role of HR

Employee engagement has become a sacred cow of HR, one of the things it does to help the business. The danger is, says Nick Holley, that in many organisations it has become a ‘solution looking for a problem’ While a lot of the evidence suggests there is a correlation between employee engagement and firm performance,…

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