Employee engagement, job enrichment and ‘constrained’ work
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
09:00 - 12:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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