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Engagement Matters

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For 52N, ‘Engagement’ sits at the heart of our thinking – and for us it’s always been about the ‘Two R’s: Recruitment and Retention.

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We all know that Engagement sits at the heart of any Talent Management strategy – to both win keep talent. Historical trends tell us that the upturn that follows every downturn sees an exodus of employees who have been waiting to move. The deeper the downturn, the higher the upturn attrition – and the last downturn was the deepest ever recorded, in the UK and globally.

So you’re not alone in the challenges you face. All of our clients (across all sectors) now operate in an ‘upturn’ world of talent attraction and retention. We share our thinking with them on a daily basis – and thought we’d also share some general news and views with you….

 

3 Unexpected Costs Of Poor Employee Engagement

Despite an increased focus worldwide, many organisations still struggle with employee engagement. Deloitte University Press recently published its Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report, which found that “87 percent of organisations cite culture and engagement as one of their top challenges.”
This is a challenge worth solving, and not just because building an engaging company culture is ‘the right thing to do.’ There are massive costs associated with poor employee engagement. Some of those costs are clear as day, but a surprising number of these costs aren’t immediately obvious.

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Are Your Company’s Cultural Practices Truly Competitive?

Many companies today are turning a curious lens toward their own cultural practices. How do they know whether they measure up as “great?” The primary framework used to measure a Great Place to Work is known as “VOAHI” (pronounced “Voh-ah-hi”), and it’s one that any company can put to work immediately.

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Study Finds Link Between Talent, Leadership And Financial Performance

The relationship between talent and financial performance has been an ‘intuitive given’ to enlightened leaders for a long time.

Thanks to recent work by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) it’s no longer intuitive. The data is in and it’s very convincing, as detailed in BCG’s Global Leadership and Talent Index survey of 1,263 CEOs and HR directors of global companies in 85 countries.

The results are compelling to say the least…..

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The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

So what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in your organisation?

Well let’s first talk about the wrong strategy

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The 5 Key Steps to an Internally-Engaged EVP

Many organisations can become slightly ‘fazed’ by the sheer ‘depth’ and ‘width’ of a rigorously-researched EVP. But ‘doing it properly’ very often means involving people from all parts of your enterprise – and certainly demands buy-in and active participation from senior stakeholders.
Over the past decade and a half, our team has developed a five step process that engages with the optimum number of people in an organisation – and ensures that a highly-engaged internal population is a key outcome. So what are those five key phases?

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We hope you enjoyed our shares and more soon from the team at 52N

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Steve @ 52n
Founder - Brand & Communication Lead @ Weare52n
A 25 year recruitment and employment communications career has been punctuated with 36 CIPD RAD awards for my work with clients, such as; Accenture, Aviva, British Airways, Deloittes, IBM, Nestle, Oracle, Pepsico, PwC, RBS, Tesco and Xerox. Along with global EVP projects for organisations as diverse as Airbus Industries, Pfizer and Rank Group plc. This experience is why I am a passionate Team Lead for 'Heart, Mind & Soul' engagement solutions.

    Steve @ 52n
    Founder - Brand & Communication Lead @ Weare52n
    A 25 year recruitment and employment communications career has been punctuated with 36 CIPD RAD awards for my work with clients, such as; Accenture, Aviva, British Airways, Deloittes, IBM, Nestle, Oracle, Pepsico, PwC, RBS, Tesco and Xerox. Along with global EVP projects for organisations as diverse as Airbus Industries, Pfizer and Rank Group plc. This experience is why I am a passionate Team Lead for 'Heart, Mind & Soul' engagement solutions.

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