The RWC has kicked off unleashing with it a sense of national pride, passion, fun and excitement. All these factors also lend themselves to a sense of engagement whether at work or play. High employee engagement is what all employers and business want as research shows a direct correlation with bottom line measures such as profitability and productivity. Engaged employees produce better results with higher sales, greater teamwork, loyalty and customer service and less absenteeism.
So how do we get the best out of people during the RWC – when they are likely to be distracted, fatigued, and some would rather be watching the games than be at work?
Whether you are a business owner, employee or manager and leader be mindful of the following over the next five weeks. These issues were discussed at a recent HRINZ (Human Resources Institute New Zealand) leadership SIG meeting in Auckland, attended by over 40 managers and Human Resources professionals from a diverse range of industries and where Coca Cola Amatil – a major RWC sponsor – shared strategies for encouraging employee engagement at work. (more…)