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Involve staff in 'strategic decisions' to boost employee engagement
Companies looking to improve employee engagement may find involving workers in strategic decisions effective.
Most employees begin a new job with an "eager and enthusiastic" attitude and want to help the firm succeed, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB).
However, the UK organisation warns that employee engagement levels may suffer is staff feel they have no input into the way the business in run.
Phil McCabe, spokesman for the FPB, advised: "If an organisation can spare the time to invite its staff to help shape strategy, it should do so.
"Many of our members can attest to the value of involving staff in the strategic decision-making process."
Companies in Singapore have been recognised for their high employee engagement levels in a recent business study.
The Business Times and CATS Recruit of the Straits Times named Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore and McDonald's Restaurants as "outstanding" employers, asiaone.com reports.
American Express, Citibank Singapore Branch and Singapore Food Industries were also praised in the report.
Posted by Michael Ewing