Employee engagement is more than ticking boxes

While it’s encouraging that UK employers are ‘rising to the challenge of informing and consulting employees’ (News analysis, Personnel Today, 11 October), it still concerns me that staff involvement has become a compliance rather than a business issue.

The Information and Consultation Directive has raised awareness, but employee engagement is more than a box-ticking exercise. It’s about involving and motivating staff so that business can progress. Good communication is simply good business sense, and legislative requirements should form the start, not the end, of this process.

Paul Sweetman
Associate director, Fishburn Hedges

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