Retention & engagement in HR Spotlight
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It is getting harder for employers to be sure that they are getting their money’s worth out of the reward spend. Over the past few years, companies are struggling to understand how to retain, motivate and engage an increasingly complex, diverse and mobile workforce, within the constraints of lower pay awards.
It is not controversial to claim that employee happiness and contentment are important drivers to corporate success, especially in a people-based industry. However, employee happiness is rarely given the attention it deserves.
Culture is a highly valuable asset and one of the most influential tools an organisation has at its disposal. At its simplest, a company’s culture answers two questions faced by its employees. How do I need to behave? How will I be treated?
“They couldn’t lead their way out of a wet paperbag!” How often have you heard that phase uttered around the coffee machine? It would appear you are not alone. In the September 2013 Real-life Leaders report, the CIPD highlighted that 72% of organisations reported a deficit in management and leadership skills.