Foundation Report: New Perspectives on Employee Engagement


Foundation Report: New Perspectives on Employee Engagement


This report captures the outputs and discussions from the First Ascent Foundation Event: New Perspectives on Employee Engagement. Thank you to our thought-provoking speakers and all of the delegates that joined us to tackle the topic of employee engagement in the new light of brain science.

The report includes:

  • An overview from Dee Wilmott, Chief HR & Development Officer, of Archant’s ‘Engage for Success’ initiative to improve Employee Engagement in the context of the volatile and challenging publishing industry. 

  • A look at the brain’s key organising principles and practical steps leaders can take to move brains towards engagement and avoid triggering a ‘threat’ response and disengagement.

  • An insight from Shella Smith, Head of HR & Organisational Development, into the range of formal and informal steps Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have taken to achieve success so far in Employee Engagement.

  • A summary of the key priorities emerging from the workshop’s discussions around Employee Engagement

  • An outline of practical actions for delegates to take away and implement to drive engagement, adapt as leaders and create and embed values within an organisation

Read and download the full report here: Foundation Report: New Perspectives on Employee Engagement.

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