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The Importance of Employee Engagement in the Workplace

Many businesses have areas in which they can improve, employee engagement is just one of these important aspects that need addressing in order to improve productivity and increase overall profits. Employees who are not engaged cost a company money through wasted time and also the cost to replace employees, which can be as much as 30% of their gross income.

The subject of employee engagement is currently high on the people management agenda as, an independent review reported that only a third of employees are engaged in their work and motivated to drive the company forward.

This report presents a compelling case for all organisations, private or public, to adopt employee engagement approaches. It is suggested that, if it is an organisation’s people that are its competitive advantage and central to its success, then employee engagement can make all the difference.

Professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), have conducted extensive research of their own and found that employee engagement can be the key to unlocking productivity in leading organisations. The notion of employee engagement plays a central role both in practice and theory. Leaders view engagement among their staff as an integral part of the performance equation.

Chris Whiteley from The 21st Century Leadership Company, believes that having the capability to engage employees is critical for leaders in the 21st century, “Employers want employees who are committed to the organisation and its values and will deliver improved business performance. In order for this to happen, leaders today must recognise that employees need more than just job satisfaction; feeling valued, having a healthy work-life balance and being given opportunities for development are also fundamental.”

Our employee engagement programme has been developed to provide organisations with a win-win solution that meets their needs and those of their employees. It is designed to engage and inspire individuals for the benefit of the team by enhancing awareness of factors that influence employee engagement and developing skills to create an engagement culture in the organisation. The programme achieves this by using a survey to identify whether your employee’s needs are being met and combining key principles from employee engagement and the psychology of management to help organisations achieve success through their people.

To discuss how The 21st Century Leadership Company can help dramatically improve employee engagement in your company, call 01925 730209.

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Why is Employee Engagement Important

Personal Development in the Workplace – how to improve employee engagement?

Personal Development in the Workplace

How to improve employee engagement:

The personal development of staff should play an integral role in any business and is a vital aspect when looking how to improve employee engagement. Without investment in the tools and assessment systems to enable businesses to easily facilitate the training and development of staff, employees can easily lack motivation and become disengaged, which can directly impact productivity, morale, and ultimately staff turnover.

Research from OnePoll revealed that 47.8% of employees working within SMEs feel that their personal development isn’t being taken seriously by their employer, while a staggering 66% have no kind of personal development plan whatsoever. These statistics confirm that despite the demonstrable benefits of an engaged and motivated workforce, the personal development of employees is far from a priority for the majority of SME business owners across the UK.

According to Saba’s Employee Development survey conducted in September 2015, 32% of surveyed employees said they were “likely” or “very likely” to look for new jobs in the next 6 months. Investing in personal development and learning how to improve employee engagement will make your staff feel valued and more motivated. If employees feel valued your staff turnover and absenteeism should drop considerably and well trained staff will give your business a competitive advantage over rival businesses.

The best run companies are those that manage employees in a structured and caring way – balancing the requirement to achieve company targets with developing employees’ work place skills with goals and training.

Our Personal Development Programme

Our Personal Development Workshop uses the Strength Deployment Inventory, which is a validated self-assessment tool that helps people understand their motives, values and what is important to them when relating with others. The SDI is based on relationship awareness theory, by using this as the basis for our Personal Development Workshop, we enable attendees to improve their business and personal relationships by helping them to understand how other people see things and apply this awareness to their interactions with others.

For an introduction to personal development with The 21st Century Leadership Company, please look at our webpage: Personal Development Workshop

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The Benefits of Employee Engagement

What is Employee Engagement ?

Many businesses have areas in which they can improve, employee engagement is just one of these important aspects that need addressing in order to improve productivity and increase overall profits.

As business grow and there is increased competition it is a necessity to have employees engaged! Less than half your employees will find that they are not engaged in what they are doing creating a negative spiral effect over the flow of your business.


What are the benefits of Employee Engagement?

As a leader within a business you must be able to ask yourself two questions in terms of your employee’s engagement; What are we asking employees to engage in?; What do they need to be engaged?

The statistics speak for themselves as to why this is an important factor for your business to address.

  • Up to 2/3 of all employees are 33% as productive due to not knowing what they are being asked to do. (The Conference Board, 2006)
  • Businesses with more engaged employees have 51% higher productivity(Harter, J.K., Schmidt, F.L., & HayesT.L., Psychology, 2002 Vol. 87, No. 2)


Employee Engagement Programmes

Using an on-line self-service programme we deliver resources, activities and measures to ensure employees are engaged in what they are doing. Through this service you will find your employees are well driven, have a vastly improved level of productivity and show a truly well-led team.

Through our employee engagement programme you can help to discover and develop both team and personal goals! We measure seven key areas of employee engagement through an extensive survey and compile the results, you as a team can then meet to review the scores and set out goals to reach.

The Employee engagement program helps to seek out areas for improvement which are met head on in our speed training. Speed training consists of fun, team activities that relate to the indicators identified. Employee engagement speed training is an easy and fun process in which through the use of an engagement toolkit and online resources you are able to promote understanding of issues both work and relationship.

Each employee also can keep track of their action goals, track progress and also access resources from their own personal web space.

If you are interested in an employee engagement programme, we can help. Hereare details of our Employee Engagement Programme:

Employee Engagement Workshop

Contact the office for bookings & enquiries 01925 7302019 or