It was a full house at Ryde Business Forum’s ‘Boardroom Breakfast’ on 10 November when Ivan Gavran (AltusQ) and Ashley Baldry (Work Test) presented a relaxed Employee Engagement workshop for members.
The CEO of Altus Q, Andrew Mackenzie, set the scene for what was a thought-provoking session with Ivan focusing on the leading indicators for Employee Engagement and Ashley focusing on the practicalities of delivering a successful Employee Engagement project.
WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT MATTERS
Ivan presented the latest research from Altus Q that clearly shows that organisations that measure engagement are more likely to have higher capability scores relating to profitability, sales, productivity, client retention and staff retention, while organisations that don’t measure engagement have lower overall capability scores.
Participants were then led through a discussion that showed that different types of employees (underminer, stayer, achiever, and true believer) and leadership mindsets (reactive vs creative) can have a significant influence on engagement and capability.
DELIVERING AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
Ashley then provided participants with an overview of a typical Employee Engagement project including survey design, administration, reporting and behaviour change strategies.
Participants were then provided with a sample questionnaire and report that measured key indicators of Employee Engagement including future vision, trust, communication, recognition, growth and development and support and inclusion.
Feedback from participants was very positive with many attendees commenting that the content was relevant and informative and that the workshop was a great opportunity to network with other local business leaders with similar interests.
The next Ryde Business Forum ‘Boardroom Breakfast’ on 4 February, 2016 will focus on developing your sales skills to improve communication with prospects and clients…Click here to find out more and register.