The Happy State of Engagement

Engagement – that happy state of affairs in which employees are committed to the organisation they work for, understand how their jobs contribute to the aims of the organisation, and are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure its success.   A happy state, certainly, but one which is less common than most organisations would…

Productivity – the challenges go beyond processes and systems?

The budget this week was interesting and there were some surprises. One such surprise was the focus the government have stressed on increasing productivity as a key priority for the future. A natural response for many would be to revert to the continuing quest for more efficient and lean processes, new systems, for seeking ways…

Intelligence – What is Happening?

The words of a CEO that we spoke with recently resonated loudly on my return from a recent conference. The opening gambit from her were: ‘Why do we need them? What value do the people within HR contribute? They say they have people expertise, but it seems to me that they just have expertise in…

Workplace Mental Health

Workplace Mental Health   This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND Neville Pritchard, Chair – HR in Flow and People in Flow.   The subject has been widely covered in the media in recent weeks. It is of growing significance with incidents growing in number. What lies behind it and what factors…

Provide Insight, Not Spreadsheets!

Provide Insight, Not Spreadsheets! ‘I didn’t go into HR to crunch numbers’. I just can imagine this comment from HR professionals who are alarmed at the growing requirement for the analysis of HR data. HR is already an umbrella term for people doing a very wide range of work. However, the growth in importance of…

Who's Got Talent?

This week is a comment blog, one that I cannot avoid and feel compelled to add my tuppence worth. Well, the BBC has some challenges. The uproar that has followed the release of salaries and pay levels has shown the folly of thought in so many ways. Why does it matter and where is the…

Simon Lovegrove chats to Catherine Llewellyn from Inspiring Change

Catherine, would you like to discuss some of your experiences and the reference points you have around creating engaged organisations? This interest in engaged organisations is fairly recent. Before that, people used to talk about ‘staff satisfaction’, ‘internal communications’, ‘customer care’, etc. There has been a whole series of things that were the ‘word of…