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Employee Engagement Task Force

30 March 2011 #Employment


The Government endorsed an industry led Employee Engagement Task Force. This will aim to offer organisations practical ways of enhancing employee engagement. It will share good practice, generate debate and offer support via a new website, details of the website are yet to be announced.

Key issues to be considered are:

  • Barriers to wider adoption of engagement;
  • How to harness engagement for innovation;
  • How to maintain morale through difficult challenges such as downsizing.

Employee engagement is linked with increased job satisfaction and organisational commitment. A survey by People 1st Training Company found that 48% of workers are not motivated by their manager.

It is hoped that improved employee engagement will help boost UK competiveness. Chair of the Employment Engagement Task Force David MacLeod said, "Engaged employees will be key to growth in the private sector and ‘better for less` in the public sector."

David Cameron commented, "this taskforce has my full support because I know that it will work to bring together two of my government`s top priorities — delivering sustainable growth across the UK, and coming up with new approaches to help people improve their wellbeing."

The Task force will report back next year with its recommendations. More details can be found at http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/employment-matters/strategies/employee-engagement.

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