How effective are efforts in the United Kingdom to make employee engagement a nationwide concern through its Engage for Success initiative?
This article about one person’s experience at a recent Engage for Success event is positive and encouraging, but not earth shattering.
This article in Employee Benefits, however, really does change the game. Now, the UK’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) is putting a company’s ability and willingness to create a culture in which employees choose to engage as a primary reason for pension fund trustees and asset managers to invest in the company.
A guide published by LAPFF includes questions to assess how well organizations engage employees, including:
- What is the ratio of engaged to disengaged employees in your organization?
- What hard evidence can you share with us that a link exists in your organization between pay and staff performance?
- How do you ensure the people who work for you share the organization’s values in a way that enables them to connect with each other?
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Even in this small sample of questions, I’m particularly pleased to see the third one. This indicates a clear understanding that employees living the values in their daily work is critical to employee engagement. More than that, the values become a way to build relationships that further the work.
If your organization were to be evaluated for investment based on employee engagement today, would you be ready?
You can find more from Derek Irvine on his Recognize This! blog.