Trust me: I’m an employee

John Taylor is Chief Executive of Acas

ENGAGEMENT is at the heart of Acas’ mission to improve employment relations and working life.


At a time when the public sector is feeling the squeeze, getting the best out of employees has never been more important. The Government recently published evidence for effective employee engagement as part of the Engage for Success movement, which Acas is a member of, ensuring that engagement is firmly on the workplace agenda for the future.


To my mind, engagement means having employees who share the organisation’s vision, values and objectives, and who willingly share their ideas. This in turn leads to improved performance and increased productivity and innovation. Engagement takes time to build but once it’s in place it can be key to allowing organisations to flourish and grow. Read More…