Keep yourself in the picture – November 2018 engagement news

7 December, 2018
We’ve condensed the most provocative, insightful, and interesting news and blogs that we’ve read in employee engagement November 2018 into this article.

Monthly Focus on Employee Engagement and Employee Communications

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:

  • The startling truth about the gap between what managers and senior leaders of SMEs think about employee engagement and the reality of how their employees feel.
  • How the lack of a learning culture is harming UK firms. Did you know that seven out of ten of your employees may feel that they don’t know enough to do their jobs well?
  • Tips to create a positive learning culture in your organisation aiding development of employees and improving employee engagement in your vision.
  • What it is that makes some of the best companies to work for in the UK so attractive to current and prospective employees.

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.


Just 12% of UK SMEs prioritise employee engagement strategies

New research shows a wide employee engagement perception gap in UK SMEs. Two thirds of senior managers believe their employees feel valued, while less than half of their employees say they are. Similar gaps exist in the areas of alignment with the purpose of the business and alignment with values. Meanwhile, half of SMEs invest nothing in employee engagement. (Find our more)


Lack of learning culture ‘failing UK employees and businesses’

New research shows that UK businesses are neglecting embedding learning and development in their culture, despite employees being hungry to learn. Further, more than half of employees have no idea how they contribute toward their employer’s goals. The lack of learning within businesses looks set to harm morale – 72% feel they don’t know enough to do their job well. (Find out more)


How do you create a positive learning experience at work?

If employees have a bad experience of training and coaching at their company, it taints their expectations of the business and their future in it. This article explores how businesses can provide a good learning experience at work, and offer a road trip of learning that engages employees in their own self-development and their future within their company. (Find out more)


Inside Britain’s most inspirational workplaces

Workplace culture and leadership is high on the list of why people choose to join and stay with a company. This article explores how different organisations build an environment in which people are engaged, happy, and fulfilled – from research conducted by the CMI and website Glassdoor, with 7,000 organisations surveyed. (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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