How do you drive employee engagement to get the best from your people?

Ask any CEO if they want engaged employees who do the following things, and we know what the answer will be:

  • Engaged employees who go the extra mile?
  • Engaged employees who put their heart and soul into what they are doing?
  • Engaged employees who are as committed as you are to the organisation’s success?

The answer is always a resounding “yes”. The question then becomes just how do you ensure employees are engaged and giving their best effort all of the time?

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 effort from all senior managers, line managers, and indeed, employees themselves. But the results are amazing. When employees are engaged and everyone is working to their highest potential, outstanding things happen.

The three keys to an engaged workforce


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.


“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.


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"