Keep yourself in the picture – August 2018 engagement news

11 September, 2018
Employee engagement news August 2018

Monthly Focus on Employee Engagement and Employee Communications – August 2018

At The Big Picture People, we’re passionate about employee engagement and communication in the workplace and keep a more-than-keen eye on news, current thinking and future developments that affect the way we all work.

We’ve condensed the most provocative, insightful, and interesting news and blogs that we’ve read from the past month into this article. You can find out:

  • Why technology needs to evolve to correct the disconnect between remote workers and their team
  • The secret to employing the very best millennials – and it’s not by throwing money at them. The new generation of workers has a much deeper sense of purpose that needs to be satisfied by employers
  • A useful process to write a meaningful mission statement, and how to engage employees in your mission
  • Tips for engaging employees in health, safety, and wellbeing – essential reading if you want to reduce absenteeism through illness and injury and improve productivity
  • The trends that are likely to shape employee engagement through 2018 and beyond.

To access each story below, just click on the headline. We hope they help to inform and inspire, and perhaps provide discussion ideas for your next team huddle. If there’s anything we’ve missed, or a topic you’d like us to tackle for you, please get in touch.


Remote working is on the rise, but is the UK workplace keeping up?

It’s clear that remote working is on the rise, but one of the major complaints of those who work remotely is the feeling of disconnection between them and their colleagues. Technology needs to adapt faster to facilitate team connection – a vital link to keep people engaged, energised, and collaborating. [Find out more]


To hire the best millennials, you must engage their sense of purpose

A recent Deloitte survey of millennials has found that four out of five say they need to feel a sense of purpose to be satisfied at work, and two thirds choose their employer based on their values. This begs the question – what are you doing to differentiate and promote your company’s sense of purpose? [Find out more]


Is your mission statement gathering dust on the wall?

One of the best tools to promote your company’s sense of purpose must be its mission statement. Unfortunately, people often become cynical about a mission statement – which is why we wrote this article a while back. You’ll find a process to help you compose a meaningful mission statement, and a strategy to engage your people in it. It could be the tool you need to provide the sense of purpose that millennials desire most. [Find out more]


How to get staff engaging with health, safety and wellbeing

Health, safety, and wellbeing is a big theme in British business. Work related mental and physical health issues cost millions of days each year. Does your company’s health and safety policy really help to decrease health issues and improve productivity? This article includes three tips that should help you engage employees in their own health, safety, and wellbeing at work. [Find out more]


Employee engagement trends 2018

Employee engagement is a fluid but constant need. Methods and strategies to engage employees evolve. This article provides five trends that the author sees as shaping employee engagement going forward. The trends are topped and tailed by providing new and exciting employee experience initiatives – including greater collaboration and manager-employee communication – and selecting appropriate employee communication tools. In fact, employee communication strategies and methods provide a common theme throughout the five forecast trends. [Find out more]


We hope you find these stories informative and please feel free to share this article with your colleagues and wider network. Once again, if there’s anything we’ve missed, or a topic you’d like us to include in future digests, please get in touch.

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