CIPD and Engage for Success collaborate to progress engagement agenda


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Engage for Success are to collaborate with the aim of progressing the employee engagement agenda.

The CIPD will become the prime sponsor of Engage for Success, a not-for-profit, voluntary movement dedicated to increasing understanding of employee engagement in the workplace.

The collaboration seeks to maintain and build on the momentum around the Engage for Success movement, while ensuring the CIPD has a voice in debates about the future of work, and the policy and organisational frameworks required to support this.

Peter Cheese (pictured), chief executive at the CIPD, will chair the Engage for Success Board.

Engage for Success was launched in 2011 by then prime minister David Cameron. It is supported by senior leaders in the public and private sector, including representatives in central and local government.

Cheese said: “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 wellbeing 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.”

David MacLeod, founder of Engage for Success, added: “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.”

Cathy Brown, executive director at Engage for Success, will be speaking on What employee engagement will look like in the future at Employee Benefits Live 2016 on 11 October. Register to attend and view the full conference programme.