Former Blair adviser highlights the benefits of engagement

JUST a third of the British workforce are engaged with their jobs – costing the UK economy £26bn in lost profitability every year.

Nita Clarke

JUST a third of the British workforce are engaged with their jobs – costing the UK economy £26bn in lost profitability every year.

The issue needs to be tackled now in companies across Britain and the islands, said Nita Clarke, keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Ms Clarke, pictured, has been an adviser to the UK government on employment and union issues.

She helped to lead a review into the importance of engagement to the economy, published in 2009 as the MacLeod Review.

Now she is devoting her energies to driving success through engagement – which was the theme of the CIPD conference.

Comments for: "Former Blair adviser highlights the benefits of engagement"

p de carteret

The reason people are disengaged is because they largely hate their work. I mean, in an ideal world, who on earth would want to work in a bank? You only get one life, do what you love and the money will follow. I walked out of my banking job 6 years ago and have not worked a day in my life since ( my "job" is not really work for me because I enjoy it so much!)