CIPD and Engage for Success announce a new collaboration

CIPD-Purple-LogoWe wanted to share this press release with you. which was originally published on the CIPD website earlier today.

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has today announced a new collaboration which will see the CIPD become the prime sponsor of Engage for Success, the voluntary movement that promotes employee engagement as a better way to work. By working closely together they will combine their voice to influence and support organisational thinking and practice to build more engaged, productive and aligned workforces.

Engage for Success is a not-for-profit, voluntary movement which was launched by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2011 with sponsorship from senior chief executives across the private and public sector, specifically to raise awareness and understanding of engagement in the workplace. The CIPD has been championing employee engagement for many years, working to develop HR capabilities and practices in support of this goal and seeking to influence wider policy and thinking through research and collaboration. Both organisations have shared ideas and networks in the past, but are today announcing their intent to come together and form a closer partnership in order to progress the employee engagement agenda.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD will assume the role of chairing the Engage for Success Board and comments on the collaboration: “In today’s fast-changing and uncertain world, for any organisation to survive and thrive, it needs to be able to get the best from its people. People are at the heart of any business and to give their best they need to be motivated, properly supported and trained, aligned with the purpose of the organisation, committed to its success and confident about the future.

“However, all evidence – from productivity figures to employee engagement levels – suggests there is still much work to do. In the face of concerns about well-being at work and a changing world in which the very nature of work itself is changing, now more than ever is the time to engage with our workforces and create cultures and businesses that not only perform better, but also do the right thing by their people.”

The new relationship between the CIPD and Engage for Success will help to ensure that the momentum that Engage for Success has already built is resourced, sustained and can grow as a movement. The CIPD will, in turn, benefit from the energy and reach that the movement brings to the wider community, continuing to grow its voice in debates about the future of work and the policy, political and organisational frameworks needed to support and encourage this.

David MacLeod, Founder of Engage for Success, comments: “The new world of work requires new ways of thinking and this has to start with how organisations engage with their employees. We believe that there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, organisational growth and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.”

Nita Clarke, Founder of Engage for Success, adds: “We are excited about the opportunity to work more closely with the CIPD to further this cause and build better, more engaged workforces that put people first. Through its sponsorship, the CIPD will help us to further equip organisations with the practical tools and ideas they need to take action, and we hope to more inspire people to get involved in our movement as it grows in the UK and internationally.”
Engage-for-Success-LogoEngage for Success is supported by a taskforce with representatives from central and local government, as well as leading UK corporations, and has built a network of local employee engagement practitioners across the UK and strong lines to thought leaders and academics.

Find out more about Engage with Success

Engage for Success is committed to raising the profile of employee engagement and shining a light on good practice. The movement is supported by organisations across the UK, involving the public, private and third sectors providing case studies and making the case for action about employee engagement. It enables those involved to share ideas and learn from each other.

Michael is Chief Executive of 10Eighty. 10Eighty is a career and talent management consultancy that helps organizations maximize the contribution of their employees by ensuring satisfying jobs and careers for their employees. Michael is a Human Resources professional, having worked in the National Health Service, Insurance, Commodities and Derivatives industries. He has worked within the career coaching business for fifteen years, both managing a £7 million business and delivering bespoke, one to one career coaching. In the last 15 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions. He is a frequent commentator in the press/media, which includes a range of topics on “successfully managing your career” and talent management. Most recent media mentions have included BBC South, CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal. Michael is known as a thought provoking speaker in the HR industry. In the last 18 months, Michael spoke at the Careers Partner International Conference, NHS breakthrough conference, NHS North West Leadership Academy, London School of Economics, University of Westminster’s Talent Management Conference, ICAEW Finance Directors Conference, CIPD learning and development conference and CIPD branch seminars. He is also Chair of the CIPD’s Central London Branch. Additionally is a non executive director of Marshall ACM, an e-learning company and the Total Reward Group, a compensation and benefits consultancy. Michael plans to publish his book “The guide to everlasting employability” in the Autumn 2012. He has just launched an iphone app “careers snakes and ladders” and an online interactive version of the book in collaboration with Marshall ACM to coincide the launch of his new business 10Eighty. Michael has a degree in Economics, a MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds an accreditation from the British Psychological Society for the use of psychometrics. Michael has completed the Fairplace Internal Accreditation Programme, the training element of which is externally recognised by the Association for Coaching. Michael Moran was until January 2012 Chief Executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc, the career and talent management consultancy. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc. The Savile Group was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010.

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One comment on “CIPD and Engage for Success announce a new collaboration
  1. Kelly Moller says:

    Great to see this collaboration on a topic that stands to make a difference. Cultural alignment of organisations with this primary rather than secondary purpose will be good to see. A positive move in the right direction.

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