Employee Engagement

Emotional employee engagement beats rational

Conducting employee surveys is a good thing, right? And surveys that reveal employees are highly engaged is even better, right? Not so fast, say researchers from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Kingston University. In a recent study, CIPD and KU researchers concluded that there are two types of employee engagement – transactional […]

Global employee engagement on the up

  Aon Hewitt’s 2012 Global Engagement report, which analysed employee engagement trends of more than 3,100 organisations representing 9.7 million employees worldwide, found that 58 percent of employees were engaged in 2011, up from 56 percent from 2010. The analysis showed improvements in employee perception scores in three key areas in 2011: Effective leadership at […]

Engage employees to power the brand

Calling on companies to "awaken the sleeping giant" of employee engagement in order to "catalyse their brand," the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) highlights the strong connection between engaging employees and strengthening the power of the brand in a white paper entitled, Employee Engagement and Its Impact on Brand Value. […]

Cabinet Office issues social media guidance for civil servants

Have a clear idea of your objectives in using social media, learn the rules of each social media space before engaging, and don't open a channel of communication you can't maintain. These are some of the top tips outlined in the government's newly released social media guidance for civil servants. Authored by the Government Digital […]

Social media is going all Big Brother

Corporations are starting to embrace technologies used to monitor employee Internet use, with 60 per cent expected to watch workers' social media use for security breaches by 2015, according to a new report from Gartner Inc. Less than 10 per cent of companies now monitor their employees' use of Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social […]

Employee engagement gets a university first

At Kent Business School, Professor Katie Truss, Director of Studies, Postgraduate Certificate in Employee Engagement says, “I know from talking with Employee Engagement Managers during our recent government-funded seminar series (click here [1]for more details) on employee engagement at the University of Kent that there is a lot of demand for a course that introduces […]