Malcolm Scovil: Ignore stressed employees at your peril

Two things in the news recently have concerned me a great deal. First, research on employee perceptions of employee engagement programmes shows that the majority of employees in Europe think that their employers see it as a ‘tick box’ exercise. Worse than that, a significant proportion of managers that actively survey their employees on engagement…

Malcom Scovil: selling employee engagement to the board – the fifth element?

We may be in one of the worst recessions in recent decades, yet this isn’t a justification for businesses to demand more work, for less pay. Companies should be seriously concerned that a disengaged employee now, may well walk the moment the job market in their sector starts to recover. The government has recognised the…