The idea of staff in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations being engaged and connected with the mission and values of their organisation is not a foreign concept. However, we recently set out to discover whether organisational purpose is equally effective for driving staff engagement in the private sector.
Over the last few years, sessional academic staff (sometimes referred as casual academics) have become an increasingly significant proportion of the workforce in Australian universities. A recent study reported that sessional academics accounted for approximately 60% of the academic workforce in Australia.
At the 2014 Aged and Community Services NSW and ACT State Awards for Excellence, Voice Project was privileged to present The Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution (RBFI) with the Award for Exceptional Human Resource Management. All of the finalists demonstrated strong support for staff training and development to improve quality of care, and to improve promotion and retention of staff.
Recently Voice Project was engaged to deliver an employee engagement survey within an Australian university. The university had previously run their employee surveys internally but wanted to switch to Voice Project to take advantage of our extensive sector benchmarks.
A Voice Project colleague and I recently completed the Half Ironman triathlon at Port Macquarie (a full Ironman triathlon is 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run, so we took the easy option and just did half those distances). This was Seb's first triathlon, and I've completed a handful of half and full Ironman events over the last 18 months.
All other things being equal, would you be more engaged working for an organisation that is performing well, or in an organisation that is underperforming?
When implementing Voice Project's employee engagement surveys we often get asked about the return on investment from higher employee engagement. So I've pulled together some of the stats from our research and research from others. Yes, this inevitably involves some maths.
Dr Louise Parkes presented on the topic of employee Voice within organisations. This presentation examined the concept of employee Voice and looked at some of the key findings from our work within the aged care sector.
At the annual CPA congress in Adelaide, Ben Eastment presented some findings on Voice Project’s research into employee engagement within the Public Sector. Download a copy of Ben's presentation here.
The Voice Project Team,