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The future of engagement: thought piece collection

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The future of engagement

Published May 2014

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Employee engagement has been a focus for people management research and practice for around ten years and it has developed in more than one direction and with different definitions.

The authors of these thought pieces offer different perspectives, based on their area of activity: HR practice, consultancy and research. The thought pieces reflect a number of current discussions that take place in relation to employee engagement, including some of the more challenging perspectives that can easily be overlooked, and give strong pointers on what needs to happen next for the area to maintain relevance.

"...varied contributions illustrate the breadth and complexity of ‘employee engagement’
– a term that is easy to understand strategically, yet slippery when it comes to
the detail of analysis and implementation."

This publication is the first of two outputs from a special interest group (SIG) on the Future of Employee Engagement, set up under the auspices of the Engage for Success Guru Group. The SIG is facilitated by Dilys Robinson of the Institute for Employment Studies and Jonny Gifford of the CIPD. A white paper on the future of engagement will follow this publication.

Read the blog: Demystifying Employee Engagement – Its Time to Tell it Like it Really Is!

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David Smith: The route to employee engagement is a worthwhile slog
Published May 2014

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Peter Cheese – Employee engagement: How is it changing and what drives it?
Published May 2014

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Richard Crouch – The past, present and future role of engagement in modern society: A public service perspective
Published May 2014

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John Purcell – Time to focus on employee voice as a prime antecedent of engagement: Rediscovering the black box
Published May 2014

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Martin Reddington – The future of engagement: Conversational practice
Published May 2014

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Gary Cattermole – The future of employee surveys
Published May 2014

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Michael Silverman – Social media and employee engagement
Published May 2014

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Linda Holbeche – Is it right to expect employees to be permanently engaged?
Published May 2014

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Rob B Briner – What is employee engagement and does it matter? An evidence-based approach
Published May 2014

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Paul Sparrow – Are we now mature enough to ask the harder questions, the ‘engage with what?’ challenge
Published May 2014

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Katie Truss – The future of research in employee engagement
Published May 2014

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