Employee Engagement
White Paper

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Employee Engagement

White Paper

For a lot of forward-thinking companies and organisations, one of the key priorities for the HR and leadership team is focussing on employee engagement.

Many of us understand the correlation between engagement and happiness at work or job satisfaction, however what has driven engagement to the fore is the very real effect it has on business performance. Amongst other things, improved engagement can improve productivity, decrease turnover and boost revenue.

So what is employee engagement and how do we improve the engagement of our team?

We can see that engagement can vary across the globe. A global survey of 6 million employees by the Hay Group (2013) found that 65 percent of UK employees are engaged. This is below average worldwide and way below countries such as US (72%), Austria (76%), Spain (72%), Netherlands (71%), Italy (69%), Canada (69%) and Belgium (69%). The study also found that the average engagement level in high performing companies globally was 73%.

A 2011 survey by the Office for National Statistics found that on a worker-to-worker productivity basis, the UK is 20 percentage points lower than the average of the G7 industrialised nations. This is a staggering figure; however the UK is less than two percent less engaged that the average G7 country.

So, is the correlation between engagement and productivity that close? Or are there other things affecting the productivity in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

In this white paper the relationship between engagement and productivity will be explored alongside an examination of what employee engagement actually is, its pre-determinants, and impact on organisations.

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Nick first fell in love with Insights Discovery in 2013 when he was working in Training and Development for a global healthcare company. He’s been a passionate Trainer and Advocate for Insights Discovery ever since, so when the opportunity came up to deliver Insights Discovery to organisations in New Zealand and establish The Colour Code he jumped at the chance.

Nick is from the UK and spent eight years in Australia working in national/regional training roles before settling in Queenstown where he supports clients in the South Island and Wellington.

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Director of The Colour Code

Simon first completed the Insights Discovery programme working at Pfizer almost 20 years ago. He found it invaluable and since then the training has had an ongoing influence on his career. As an Accredited Practitioner Simon has seen Insights Discovery deliver tangible, practical results throughout sales, consultancy and management sectors.

Insights has garnered worldwide success from global corporates right through to small businesses and Simon is excited to introduce this to New Zealand through The Colour Code. He is based in the Bay of Plenty and supports clients in the North Island.

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