The engagement game is changing. Major forces are reshaping what employees want and need from their employers to perform at their best.
In our new report Engaging hearts and minds, we outline the main challenges you’ll need to address to maintain a high-performance and committed workforce – one that’s capable of helping your business succeed in the new world.
The Hay Group Employee Engagement Forum is a program of events hosted in major cities throughout the world, which has been developed to help business leaders and HR executives increase levels of employee engagement and enablement within organizations.
A quarter of UK workers (25%) are unhappy with their work-life balance, according to research by Investec Private Banking. Investec surveyed 2,000 UK professionals about their work-life balance. Almost a third (29%) said their work-life balance had got worse since 2010, but a third (33%) said they were optimistic about their work-life balance getting better over the next five years.
All companies want engaged employees. After all, people who are engaged put in effort that goes above and beyond the minimum that’s required to complete a task. They are less likely to look for another job. And they project positive energy, which improves the mood of other employees and customers. One way to increase engagement is to foster a “neighbor” relationship.
Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a new platform providing laboratory managers with tools and services to aid employee engagement in sustainability, compliance, anti-contamination and health and safety matters.
Recent academic research provides some new -- and possibly troubling -- insights into what happens when employees feel excluded at work, such as acting in ways that may adversely affect an organization's bottom line.
With job opportunities becoming more plentiful, companies are having to think again about how to retain employees. People are on the move. Nearly a quarter of employees worldwide will change jobs by 2018, according to a recent study by Hay Group, the management consultancy.
Workforce attrition is an expensive burden for companies: Oxford Economics, the forecasting firm, recently estimated that it costs more than £30,000 to replace a staff member.
So it’s little wonder that employee engagement and retention has become a priority for Keith Astill, corporate HR director at Nationwide, the building society.
Hay Group predicts that 192 million employees, or 23.4% of the global workforce, will move from their current role by the end of 2018. This is likely to make engaging and retaining staff even more crucial, meaning nurturing and retaining talent will become a critical business issue. Shifting global trends in business mean employers will need to radically change the way they engage staff in the future, according to Hay Group report, The New Rules of Engagement, exclusively seen by HR magazine.
Leaders already know that keeping their teams motivated, engaged and driven to succeed is a demanding task in itself. But in today's world it's even harder because leaders have to keep their people engaged while responding to huge, disruptive changes in how we work and what we care about in the workplace
I recently attended the Hay Group’s Employee Engagement Forum in New York City, which was attended by well-known organizations such as ESPN, Univision, Merck, BMW, Miles Finch Innovation, Luck Companies, Data Alliance, Borderfree, Estee Lauder and the Girl Scouts of America. This intimate gathering provided a forum to share insights and experiences related to employee engagement. A story I recounted at my table caught the interest of the broader group and I suddenly found myself standing before the entire audience relating the story. It’s about a 10-year-old entrepreneur I met in Kabul who taught me a thing or two about employee engagement and great customer service.
Recent Hay Group research provides strong evidence of a causal link between employee engagement and business performance. Keeping employees engaged and enabled improves an organisation’s bottom line while better preparing it for future challenges, according to the latest research by Hay Group.
Join us in London on 20th November for our complimentary half day Hay Group employee engagement forum and discover how Vodafone and Aegon are successfully adapting their employee engagement strategy to six powerful ‘megatrends’ which are reshaping how organisations are attracting, engaging and retaining talent.
The global war for talent is heating up but some of the UK's top companies are failing to meet the new demands of their workers, according to management consultancy the Hay Group. The firm, which questioned 300 heads of engagement at FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies, found that more than three-quarters of respondents (84%) believed that employers must engage their workforces differently if they are to succeed in the future.
Reports from Hay Group show workers’ feelings about work/life balance vary between countries. Employment experts are increasingly turning their attention to the question of whether a true work/life balance can really be achieved. Mobile technology means employees can almost always be contacted, while a recent report by the Institute of Leadership and Management suggests that 94% of managers work longer hours than stated on their contracts. Global management consulting firm Hay Group has delved into its database of employee surveys to explore how people feel about their work/life balance as well as the support they receive from employers.
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