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Employee engagement damaged by 'stuffiness'

28 November 2012

Companies are failing to engage sufficiently with their employees because of old-fashioned British attitudes and a certain kind of stuffiness, it has been claimed.

Speaking at the Engage for Success event in London, managing director of plastics manufacturer Nampak Eric Collins told HR Magazine it is important all firms try to engage with their staff.

"I do believe there is a blockage caused by old-fashioned outdated businesses," he suggested.

"It's about changing leadership style and awareness and being open to all information available."

The Engage for Success event was held in a bid to deal with what has been seen as an employee engagement deficit across businesses in Britain.

However, Jilly Forster, chief executive officer of Forster Communications, recently argued that an increasing number of employers are treating wellbeing as a central issue rather than an optional addition to their business model.

Encouraging physical activity is an important aspect of this, she explained.

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Categories: Functional Practices, Human Resources

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