UK Government Publishes Report on Employee Engagement

On 16 July 2009, the UK Government published the MacLeod Review “Engaging for Success:  enhancing performance through employee engagement” by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke.  Commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills the 157-page report examines the basis for engagement, the barriers to engagement and the factors that drive engagement, particularly leadership, engaging managers, employee voice and integrity.

The researchers found that engagement is measurable and correlates with  performance and innovation.  They concluded “that if employee engagement and the principles that lie behind it were more widely understood, if good practice was more widely shared, if the potential that resides in the country’s workforce was more fully unleashed, we could see a step change in workplace performance and in employee well-being, for the considerable benefit of UK plc.”

To download the report and other information, visit http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/employment/employee-engagement.