Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Best companies to work for

Article by Zoe Thomas in Sunday Times 'Best Companies' Supplement on 3 September 2006

Eight critical influences on the overall workplace experience are:
1. Leadership: how people feel about the head of the company and the most senior managers
2. Personal growth: to what extent people feel stretched by their job
3. My manager: people's feelings towards their day-to-day managers
4. My company: feelings about the company people work for as opposed to the people they work with
5. My team: people's feelings about their immediate colleagues
6. Wellbeing: how people feel about stress, pressure and the balance between their work and home life
7. Giving something back: how much companies are thought to put back into society and the community
8. Fair deal: how happy employees are with their pay and benefits

Apparently, success in these factors generates "employee engagement" which defines the quality and strength of relationship between the workforce and their organisation.

Andy Brazier

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