Employee engagement now one of HR’s most burning issues

Wright Solutions, the Midlands’ leading HR and training specialists have announced that employee engagement is now officially one of the HR profession’s most burning issues.

The findings were confirmed recently by the company after distributing invitations to the next meeting of HR think-tank ‘The Hub’.

The think-tank brings together HR executives representing many of the region’s leading organisations from the financial services, retail, legal, logistics, leisure, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors.

With employee engagement on the agenda, response to the next meeting has been unprecedented.

Jon Terry, Operation Director at Wright Solutions explained:

“there is little doubt that the next twelve months are likely to be extremely challenging. However, we have been genuinely surprised at the reaction we have received when mentioning employee engagement.

“With the credit crunch beginning to bite deeply into the UK economy, many organisations are obviously wondering how they can engage with their employees and keep them highly motivated when the larger pay rises, bonuses and financial incentives previously offered are no longer an option”

The meeting will take place at the Birmingham offices of the Institute of Directors on August 5th.

It will provide the opportunity for HR Directors and executives to explore solutions to the problem and debate the ways in which employees can be engaged and kept motivated.

The group will also discuss ‘Generation Y’.

These ambitious younger people typically seek faster progression, a factor that is hugely significant and one that must be taken into consideration by employers if they are to be successfully engaged.   

Terry continued:

“‘The Hub’ is completely free to attend and is held over breakfast to minimise disruption to the working day. A few places are still available and we invite HR Directors and Senior Executives working in the Midlands to come along and exchange views with other forward thinking professionals”.

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