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UK firms urged to engage employees
The heads of some of the UK's largest companies are calling on other bosses to make employee engagement a priority.
In an open letter to the Times, members of the Engage for Success campaign said that only one-third of people are currently fully engaged in the workplace and therefore able to reach their full potential.
They cited research estimating that British firms could be losing up to £26 billion a year by failing to properly motivate their staff.
Andy Harrison, chief executive at hotel and restaurant chain owner Whitbread, told The Independent: "There's a natural tendency in some companies to focus on financial outputs rather than people inputs.
"In businesses where people are important, you have to invest in them for the long term."
Other industry figures who have signed the letter include BT chief executive Ian Livingston, Sainsbury's boss Justin King, deputy director general of the CBI Neil Bentley and TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
David Cameron, who helped to launch the Engage for Success group in March 2011, has said he wants employees to feel more involved in decision-making at their companies.
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