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Employee engagement, job enrichment and ‘constrained’ work

Employee engagement, job enrichment and ‘constrained’ work

Wednesday, 26 February 2014
09:00 - 12:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD


Stephen Bevan, Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation

The event:

With productivity levels in the UK lagging behind other countries, the impetus for transforming organisational cultures into ones of empowerment, involvement, ‘Good Work’ and engagement is as strong as ever.

There is a wealth of evidence linking employee engagement to productivity, performance, innovation and customer satisfaction. Engagement also impacts on levels of absenteeism and retention, with disengaged employees twice as likely to call in sick as colleagues and four times more likely to leave their organisation.

However, not all organisations are recognising the benefits of such culture change and, furthermore, the economic downturn has been an added barrier to the UK’s drive towards job quality and engagement. Increased insecurity and workplace fear as well as the rise in underemployment and job growth in low skill and low wage work - often characterised by work constraint, cost minimisation and short term investment – means opportunities for enrichment and intrinsic reward can be limited.

This roundtable will explore the challenges facing organisations, including those with "constrained" work environments, in delivering job quality and employee engagement. We will discuss a range of job enrichment strategies and practical tips to build engagement. This is a collaborative roundtable and we would like partners to share their examples of good practice in creating supportive work environments, as we look for solutions to increase productivity and wellbeing.

This roundtable is exclusively for partners of The Work Foundation and is by invitation only. If you would like to find out more then please email Alice Holland ( 


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