We’d love your contributions for our brand new ebook…
Back in 2013, we launched our ‘What’s your Top Tip for Engaging Employees?’ ebook. The response was fantastic; it’s been downloaded and read all over the world. The best part? It was made up of insightful, practical guidance and advice from the true experts – people championing employee engagement every day at work. We wanted to tap into our network once again, and ask you for your thoughts on how we develop the skills and expertise of those working in the sector.
We know that training and development for those working in this field is rarely a priority for organisations. In our recent Spotlight on the Employee Engagement Profession research, we found that just 29% of people working in the sector had received any kind of formal training.
We believe that engagement isn’t something you can just ‘do’- there’s a whole range of skills and expertise needed for those professionals who are working in the sector. We believe that this lack of investment in development is one of the contributing factors to what we call the ‘engagement gap’ – despite an increasing focus on engagement, we are still yet to see significant improvement in employee engagement.
We want to help professionalise the employee engagement sector, and what better place to start than by asking you for your top tips, guidance and advice. We would love to find out from you:
- What’s the most important skill(s) for an employee engagement professional to have?
- What training or development has really made a difference to you?
- What advice would you give to someone looking to get into the sector?
- What do you wish you’d known when you first started in the sector?
We’d love you to send us your contributions. If you’re interested, please contact us answering the questions above. To get in touch, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment on this post below, or tweet us @peoplelab_
If you have any further queries, please do let us know. Thank you!