How do you get the best from your employees?

Ask any CEO the following questions and we know what the answer will be:

  • Do you want your people to go the extra mile?
  • Do you want them to put their heart and soul into what they are doing?
  • Do you want them to be as committed as you are to the organisation’s success?

The answer is likely to be a resounding “yes”. The question then becomes just how do you do it?

At The Core Group we have been considering this issue for over 2 decades and have developed a series of tools and approaches designed to help you get what every business needs to succeed – a highly motivated and engaged workforce.

Whilst the solution is simple, it is certainly not easy. It takes a concerted efffort from all senior managers, line managers, and indeed, employees themselves. But the results are amazing. When everyone is working to their highest potential, outstanding things happen.

The three keys to an engaged workforce

Ability

People need to have the right skills and abilities in order to perform effectively.  At The Core Group, we have developed a consulting approach to help you build meaningful competency frameworks and over 50 personal skills workshops to ensure that all employees are equipped to deal with the challenges of their role.

Motivation

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This quote by high school basketball coach Tim Notke is as true in business as it is in sport. As well as ensuring people have the right skills you need to develop a culture where they are engaged and passionate about what they do.

Opportunity

The final component is to make sure that you have the right people in the right places, with the right tools and resources available to them.  Systems and processes need to be working effectively and care needs to be taken to have succession plans and talent management programmes in place.

The 10 : 6 : 2 Rule

Research has shown that for every 10% increase in employee engagement,

There is a 6% increase in employee effort.

Every 6% increase in employee effort can result in a 2% increase in an employee’s performance.

What is Employee Engagement?

Do your managers really understand what employee engagement is? How does it differ from employee satisfaction? What are the key drivers? How can it make a difference to performance and how do you measure it?

"Translating employee potential into employee performance and business success"