Member Since: 22nd Jan 2007
Senior HR Advisor Zen Internet
7th Jun 2013
Thank you for this article. It is the most useful and interesting that I have read in a long time and I look forward to reading your future contibutions.
3rd Mar 2011
Your article is very well written and makes a good point but is there really anybody who Doesn't understand the importance of employee engagement anymore? I would like to think that for most people working in HR and in any area of business for that matter ,that employee engagement is plain common sense than a 'tool' or approach we can use to facilitate a happier, more effective organisation. I believe that if we (as an organisation - it is not simply HR's responsibility although we do have an influential role) treat people like adults in the way we listen to people , the way we talk, the tone of policies and the way we guide, encourage, coach (and sometimes disagree!) we will as a by-product achieve the so called 'holy grail' of employee engagement. I guess I'm saying I don't think there's always a need to overcomplicate things. Sometimes the simple, straight forward approach works in even the most complicated/difficult/testing of environments. Even if an organisation is in a critical state and a strategy for improving employee engagement is necessary I still think that most (if not all of us) understand and appreciate the practical steps that we need to take. I'm sorry if this sounds like I disagree with your article per se, I don't. I would just be more interested in hearing your opinion or learning about other, less well documented HR topics. Have a good day. I’ll take my soap box back in now!
11th Feb 2010
I personally love to hate unecessary HR jargon and the phrase that is making me shudder at the moment is 'corporate prisoners'! As in: people who would like to resign from the company but for various reasons don't.