In times of tightening skills supply, employers are increasingly realising the importance of having employees as engaged as much as possible. What some employers don’t realise is that employee engagement is not like a tap that can be turned on (and off) when required. Employee engagement needs to be intrinsic in the fabric of a business and comes about through providing employees with a work environment that fosters hardwork and loyalty.

Features of a workplace that I would expect to see in such an environment:  Trust – Open Communication – Fairness – Gratitude – Flexibility – Understanding. I have recently started a new role with HR Search and am happy to report that I am 110% engaged as are my fellow colleagues. A rewarding, comfortable and proactive environment helps me enjoy my work, while staying engaged and motivated to be the best that I can be.

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” –Doug Conant