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Employee engagement 'central to workers' wellbeing'
Having a job makes people happy, the government's wellbeing report has revealed, but experts say that workers' wellbeing really depends on employee engagement.
The first annual experimental subjective wellbeing test conducted by the coalition revealed that 45 per cent of unemployed people rated their 'life satisfaction' as less than seven out of ten.
In contrast, just 20 per cent of employed people said their 'life satisfaction' was lower than seven out of ten.
This demonstrates that employment has a positive psychological effect on workers, as well as allowing them to be richer in terms of material possessions.
However, in a separate report, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) stipulated that employment will only have these positive benefits if employee engagement is high and people are managed well.
According to HR Magazine, Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, highlighted the importance of managers supporting workers and providing flexibility and support.
He said: "How people are managed on a day to day basis is central to their wellbeing beyond the workplace. Good managers spend time coaching and developing, providing high quality feedback, and rewarding and recognising good performance."
Thomsons Online Benefits demonstrates how an effective employee engagement programme can help you to achieve real value for every pound you spend on reward.
Posted by Editorial Team
July 25th 2012