Employee Engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their company’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to success and able at the same time to enhance their own sense of wellbeing.
In February 2012, the findings of a report “Unlocking Britain’s Potential” were published. Commissioned by the Government to understand what actions UK business might take to unlock the potential of its workforce, the report highlighted that the engagement and development of employees will be a key factor in supporting UK economic growth. The research identified that:
- 1 in 4 employers see engaging/motivating staff as a key business challenge
- Just 10% of employers rated themselves as “excellent” at bringing out the best in their people
Employers want employees who will do their best work or ‘go the extra mile’. Employees want jobs that are worthwhile and that inspire them. More and more organisations are looking for a win-win solution that meets their needs and those of their employees. What they increasingly say they are looking for is an engaged workforce. So, what is employee engagement? It can be seen as a combination of commitment to the organisation and its values and a willingness to help out colleagues. It goes beyond job satisfaction and is not simply motivation. Engagement is something the employee has to offer: it cannot be ‘required’ as part of the employment contract.
How will engaging my employees help grow my business?
Having an engaged workforce is proven to increase profit, productivity, employee retention and creativity to name just a few of the benefits, see evidence. Pro-development have been supporting businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region for nearly 10 years to understand current level of engagement within businesses, what’s working and what’s getting in their way and have worked to support the businesses with some amazing results. Click here to read one of our local case studies.
How do you measure engagement?
We have two survey tools available which provide insight on key engagement drivers.
1 A full bespoke survey providing in-depth analysis and valuable insight to ensure you are doing the right thing, with ongoing advice, support and guidance from us.
2 Short check in survey, a lighter touch providing headline information to point you in the right direction. Helpful when leading through change, ie, Covid-19 to check impact on engagement or to provide a high level or mid-point view.
“We have transformed the way we interact with our staff, improved on so many areas year on year. The benefits to the company have been huge; employee retention, fully engaged in our vision, work to our values, reduced sick days etc – all of this can only improve your business! Michelle Wallis – Drivespeed Group
“I would recommend this process to every business owner/manager. It’s amazing how much insight we got from a questionnaire which literally took each team member about 2 minutes to complete. The feedback is very clear, easily understood and massively impactful” Gary O’Brien, Ardent
Call us now on 01904 628838 and we will be happy to discuss how we can support you and your business.
Regional Ambassador for Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement is our specialist area, and, as such Michelle Mook has been appointed as the Regional Ambassador for ‘Engage for Success’ – Yorkshire and Humber Region. Engage for Success is a growing, voluntary movement across the UK promoting employee engagement as a better way to work that benefits individual employees, teams and whole organisations. Commissioned by the Government, Engage for Success is now a well-established movement that we are very proud to be a part of. Pro-Development has been actively involved with Engage for Success for several years and has represented the SME sector at their regional and national events ensuring our voice is heard. We are proud to have been asked to take on this key role. Click here to find out more.
Employee Engagement workshops
Pro-Development run regular workshops to support you and your business where we will share tools and techniques to help you bring your people with you, grow your business, increase productivity, ultimately increasing your profit. It will also give you the opportunity to talk to other business owners, leaders and managers and share your successes, challenges and ideas together.
The workshop will run from 09.30 am – 12 noon and is followed with a light lunch and the opportunity to network with other businesses. The workshop is just £50 +vat per person.
Next workshops: 8th July (on-line), 16th September, 21st October, 25th November 2020 – to book call 01904 628838.
“The Employee Engagement workshop I attended was a great session and I came away with some great insight to share with our partners and 5 solid actions we can use to improve our own Engagement levels and enjoyment all round.
Jimmy Armitage, Wavelength, November 2019