Keeping staff morale high during tough times is a problem facing many UK businesses. But a highly motivated workforce is the key to thriving and surviving in today’s global economy.
Employee engagement in the workplace has been shown to be pivotal to an organisation’s ability to pull through hard times. Highly engaged employees are more customer focused, more creative at work, and take less time off sick. They’re also far more likely to do their best to deliver an organisation’s objectives.
However, a recent Global Perspectives survey by ORC International found UK employees have some of the lowest engagement with their jobs in the world.
According to the survey, a third of UK workers did not have a positive relationship with their manager, less than half (49%) felt valued at work, and just 37% reported being encouraged to be innovative. Overall, the findings saw the UK ranked #18 out of the 20 countries surveyed.
That’s not great news if you consider the impact low employee engagement scores have on productivity, business performance and customer satisfaction.
So, when the going gets tough, how do you keep people loyal, committed and performing to the best of their ability? And with budgets under scrutiny, how do you create the conditions in which employees are willing to give their all?
Our How to Manage People in Increasingly Demanding Times webinar gives you the answers to these questions – and more.
Hosted by David MacLeod, Co-Chair of the Employee Engagement Task Force launched by the Prime Minister in 2011 and author of the Engaging for Success report, you will learn:
- What creates the pressures workers experience in the workplace
- Why knee-jerk or draconian responses are inappropriate – and often make people less productive
- Four key organisational enablers that encourage people to willingly offer more of their capability and potential
- Practical hints and tips on how to create highly engaging and productive workplaces.
To join our complimentary webinar, simply register here.
Kevin Young is General Manager, EMEA at Skillsoft.