Employee Engagement – There Has to Be a Better Way Doug Shaw,…

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 8:24 am




Employee Engagement – There Has to Be a Better Way

Doug Shaw, stopdoingdumbthingstocustomers.com

Employ­ee Engage­ment – a mighty buzz phrase in the HR lex­i­con. But hold on a minute…

Haven’t heard of it

I saw some real­ly inter­est­ing research data at the CIPD con­fer­ence ear­li­er this month, …

Surveylab also asked people to respond to the statement ‘I feel valued for what I do’. Whilst feeling valued is also subjective, I nevertheless think this is a much more interesting, powerful and accessible thing to ponder. It implies belonging, whereas the term employee engagement can feel divisive, us and them, to some people. In the survey results, 49% agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, and of those people, 90% were overall, satisfied with their employer, 88% enjoyed coming to work, and 93% tried to contribute more than expected of them. By comparison, the figures for those who did not feel valued are 11%, 14% and 72% respectively.