Employee Engagement: Transforming Culture

In: BlogDate: Oct 05, 2021By: Billy Burgess

Nita Clarke is director of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), Britain's leading organisation delivering workplace support for good employment and industrial relations.

David MacLeod is co-chair of the Employee Engagement Task Force launched by the Prime Minister in 2011. He is a visiting Professor of the Cass Business School, a Fellow of the Ashridge Business School, the Institute of Marketing and of the RSA.

Speaking at the 2017 Happy Workplaces conference, Nita and David look at the increasing external pressures bearing down on organisations and the increasing demands employees have of their workplaces.

Watch Nita and David's full talk below.

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Employee Engagement: Transforming Culture

Both Nita and David have been awarded OBEs for their services to employee engagement.

Nice was vice-chair of the MacLeod Review on employee engagement and continues to work with David on the new national Employee Engagement task force, launched by Prime Minister David Cameron in March 2011.

Nita was awarded an OBE for services to employee engagement and business in the Queen's birthday honours in June 2013.

David co-authored the book entitled The Extra Mile published by Pearson on the topic of employee engagement. David is co-author of the Engaging for Success report commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and described by the CMI as the definitive work on this subject.

Like Nita, David was awarded an OBE for services to employee engagement and business in the Queen’s birthday honours in June 2013.

In their talk at the 2017 Happy Workplaces Conference, Nita and David focus on the four enablers of employee engagement.

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About Nita and David

Nita was appointed vice-president (employee relations) by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in January 2012, and is a visiting Fellow at Kingston University Business School. She is also a member of the Mutuals Task Force established by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude in 2011.

Early in his career, David was was head of marketing for the Dulux brand before going on to be managing director of a European Business and then CEO of a global business formed through the merger of an ICI and a Unilever business.

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