Improving Employee Engagement: Priorities, Potential and Good Practice

Engaged employees are one of the greatest assets your organisation can possess. However, this potential is often not realised. At this event, we will examine priorities and good practice for achieving better employee engagement, as well as considering the benefits and barriers at play. Find out how you can gain more from the skills and passion of your workforce.

The context

In May 2015, the Scottish Government launched the Scottish Business Pledge to encourage better business practice. One of the nine priority areas highlighted, improved workforce engagement is considered an ‘engine of economic growth’ with significant potential benefits. Evidence suggests that engaging employees can reduce staff turnover by 65% and increase productivity and profitability by over 20%.

The event

Join Holyrood on 25 January for an up to date brief on the latest developments in employee engagement. We will examine Scottish Government policies and priorities alongside good practice from leading Scottish employers. Sessions will consider what more can be done on the ground, highlighting latest methods, way to measure success, and how to ensure your senior staff are equipped to effectively support their teams.

Key issues to be addressed

  • Scottish Government policies & priorities and its role in enabling change
  • Challenging & changing Scottish working cultures & practices
  • Making sure senior leaders properly engage
  • The role of HR in reform: embedding engagement across a whole organisation
  • How leading Scottish employers are improving engagement in their organisation

Agenda*

9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Kate Connor, Kate Connor Consultancy

10:00 Session 1: Latest Developments and Policy

  • Scottish Government policies & priorities and its role in enabling change
  • Challenging & changing Scottish working cultures & practices
  • Next steps for improving engagement

10:40 Questions and Discussion

11:00 Refreshment Break

11:30 Session 2: Getting the Structure Right

  • Making sure senior leaders properly engage
  • The role of HR in reform: embedding engagement across a whole organisation
  • Equipping line managers to facilitate engagement
  • Embedding engagement as a two way process
  • Measuring & evaluating success

12:40 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Trendy 2b Negative (Kingston Police case study)

  • How to build trust in a culture that celebrates negativity
  • The foundations required for effective delivery of an engagement strategy
  • How to break down barriers to success, with advice on ‘what works’
  • Evidenced outcomes for both the employee and the customer

Glenn Tunstall, Director, Merida Consulting, and Former Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent

14:40 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course. 

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: £145 (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 | 2+ places £195 (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 | 2+ places £245 (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635​

Dates
25 January 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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