20 February 2017
Business leaders engaged in a lively discussion about engaging with their workforce at the Chamber’s latest Growth Through People event.
The ‘Executives: Increasing Productivity’ event – the second to be held in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs and Engage for Success – focused on the business case for engaged workforces.
There was a particular focus on ways in which business leaders can encourage engagement with their people, the metrics that businesses can use to measure engagement and the methods to ensure sustainable engagement
Speakers were Cathy Brown (executive director at Engage for Success), Ramez Moussa (partner, labour and employment, at Squire Patton Boggs) and Amrit Sandhar (engagement specialist for The Engagement Coach).
With statistics showing that disengaged employees take around three times more sickness absence each year and that a third of workers are disengaged at work, the session proved to be a useful exercise.
Elliot Mason, patronage and policy advisor at GBCC, said: “This session was a fantastic opportunity to discuss employee engagement with senior business leaders from the local area.
“Our excellent speakers were able to effectively demonstrate the business case for engaged workforces and provide delegates with practical guidance which will help them to increase levels of engagement within their teams and businesses.
“It has been great to work with Squire Patton Boggs and Engage for Success over our two sessions to consider both sides of employee engagement as the topic sits at the very heart of the issues which we are exploring throughout the GBCC’s Growth Through People campaign.”
Pictured: The speakers from the 'Executives: Increasing Productivity' event