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Advisory booklet - The People Factor - engage your employees for business success

Advisory booklet - The People Factor Good employment relations is about understanding what motivates and engages employees and what part you play in making the employee-employer interaction positive and productive.

Employee engagement describes the positive attitude or behaviour of someone at work. Acas believes that engagement is likely to be higher if you focus on the four main drivers of employee engagement identified by the Macleod Review in 2009:

  • leadership which transmits vision and values how the individual contributes
  • giving employees a voice to express their views and concerns
  • line managers who empower rather than control their staff
  • behaviour which is consistent with stated values leading to trust andintegrity.

The pdf icon Advisory booklet - The People Factor [937kb] is illustrated throughout with real cases studies of companies who have managed to improve their performance by effective leadership and active employee involvement.

The booklet also shows you how you can get the most out of your staff even in difficult economic times.

Building employee engagement

The policy discussion paper on pdf icon Building employee engagement [386kb] begins by asking the question 'is employee engagement just another fad?" and then goes on to identify some of the key factors that both promote and hinder the development of engagement in the workplace. It looks at policy implications for employers, employees and trade unions and gives advice on how to conduct an employee engagement survey.

Did you know?

Acas run practical training courses to equip managers, supervisors and HR professionals with the necessary skills to deal with employment relations issues and to create more productive workplace environments.

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