Monthly Archives :

August 2021

Midlands Business Network Expo

Join our free Employee Engagement Seminar at the region’s biggest B2B expo

Join our free Employee Engagement Seminar at the region’s biggest B2B expo 2560 1708 Growth Partners

As the East Midlands’ employee engagement specialists, we’ll be running an employee engagement seminar designed to help SMEs grow atthe region’s largest B2B expo.

More than 500 business owners are expected to attend the Midlands Business Expo on Wednesday 6 October 2021 to meet organisations providing services to help them grow.  As part of the free event, we’ll be holding a seminar to help business leaders grow their business and increase employee engagement.

The 6 Ways to Grow Your SME Through Employee Engagement seminar will be led by our CEO of Employer Services, Scott Read, who is a results-driven business leader with a track record in helping employers strategise key business growth through enhancing employee engagement and communication. The seminar will explore the link between employee engagement and business growth, giving you six takeaways to implement within your organisation immediately.

Scott Read Growth Partners speaks at Midlands Business Expo

Scott Read Growth Partners speaks at Midlands Business Expo

Scott Read said:

“We’re looking forward to meeting business leaders from across the region to talk about their plans for business growth. We know so many SMEs have exciting plans to grow, after what’s been a tough 18 months and we welcome the opportunity to be able to help with their journeys. With the right direction, focus and commitment, employee engagement can genuinely drive positive returns in staff retention, productivity and profitability.”

There will also be an opportunity to chat to a business growth consultant at our exhibition stand and arrange a free employee engagement consultation.

Register for free

The 30-minute seminar will take place at 10am on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.  You can register for your free ticket through the Midlands Business Expo website

Midlands Business Expo at King Power

About us

As an employee engagement company, we’re on a mission to help make employers’ and employees’ lives easier. You can book a free demo of our all-in-one solution for payroll, pensions, benefits, wellbeing and employee engagement services here.

Employee engagement key to retaining staff

Employee engagement – the key to retaining staff

Employee engagement – the key to retaining staff 2560 1707 Scott Read

I was recently asked by one of our clients, where does the link between employee engagement and retention begin? And what role will employee engagement play in retaining staff in the future? My answer really was simple, the key to retaining good staff is having a solid employee engagement strategy and this is why…

Employee engagement factors

Where is the Link Between Retaining Staff and Employee Engagement? It is easy to understand that happy, engaged staff are inclined to be loyal to their employer and be less inclined to leave but Gallup takes this a step further defining actively engaged employees as “loyal and productive.” By investing in employee engagement, not only can a company experience low employee turnover rates but they can reap the benefits of increased productivity too.

It is a common myth that employee engagement is about retaining staff once they’ve proved their worth and so often we see business leaders choosing to invest in their employees once the company is established and only once they need to enter the growth stage. I disagree with this approach entirely.

The key to staff retention starts with the very first interaction. It is a crucial stage for both the employee to share their excitement for the role and the company to gain commitment and buy-in before they even join. This stage in the recruitment process is the bedrock of long-term working relationships.

How engaged are employees in the UK?

According to a study by Qualtrics, approximately half of the workers in the UK are engaged. That puts us in sixth place on the list of countries with the highest engagement rates. The European country with the highest engagement rate is France at 55%.  Companies that effectively turn feedback into action have an 80% employee engagement rate and highly engaged teams sell 20% more than teams with low engagement.

The UK’s average employee turnover rate is approximately 15% a year. Burned-out workers are 2.6 times more likely to look for another job and burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day.

High staff turnover, burn-out and sick days all significantly affect a companies’ bottom line and growth potential.

What role will employee engagement play in retaining staff in the future?

Employers need to take action now if they want to attract talent and retain staff going forward. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the working environment forever – it not only brought uncertainty for many businesses but also a huge burden of responsibility for their employees. From implementing remote working, to finding new ways to communicate on-top of the decision of when and how to utilise the Job Retention Scheme.

Now is the perfect time for business leaders to step back and look at their approach to employee engagement. It’s time to update their employee engagement strategy or start to create one. By investing in employee engagement, it is clear that companies can reduce turnover rates and reduce costs while also increasing productivity and therefore business growth and be in a better position to weather any future storms.

What next?

Read more about Scott’s thoughts on employee engagement in the full interview with recruitment company Qonnectd, here

If you need help creating an employee engagement strategy, speak to our business growth experts. You can also read more about our SMART Employment model for SMEs or book a demo of our all-in-one solution here

Scott Read Growth Partners discusses the link between employee engagement and retention

Scott Read Growth Partners discusses the link between employee engagement and retention

Scott Read is a results-driven business leader with a proven track record in helping employers strategise key business growth through employee engagement.

6 Ways to Grow Your Business

6 Ways to Grow Your SME – a free seminar

6 Ways to Grow Your SME – a free seminar 1800 1200 Growth Partners

As the East Midlands’ employee engagement specialists, we’ll be running an employee engagement seminar at the region’s largest B2B expo.

More than 500 business owners are expected to attend the Midlands Business Expo on Wednesday 6 October 2021 to meet organisations providing services to help them grow.  As part of the free event, we’ll be holding a seminar to help business leaders grow their business and increase employee engagement.

The 6 Ways to Grow Your SME Through Employee Engagement seminar will be led by our CEO of Employer Services, Scott Read, who is a results-driven business leader with a track record in helping employers strategise key business growth through enhancing employee engagement and communication. The seminar will explore the link between employee engagement and business growth, giving you six takeaways to implement within your organisation immediately.

Scott Read Growth Partners speaks at Midlands Business Expo

Scott Read Growth Partners speaks at Midlands Business Expo

Scott Read said:

“We’re looking forward to meeting business leaders from across the region to talk about their plans for business growth. We know so many SMEs have exciting plans to grow, after what’s been a tough 18 months and we welcome the opportunity to be able to help with their journeys. With the right direction, focus and commitment, employee engagement can genuinely drive positive returns in staff retention, productivity and profitability.”

There will also be an opportunity to chat to a business growth consultant at our exhibition stand and arrange a free employee engagement consultation.

The 30-minute seminar will take place at 10am on Wednesday 6 October at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.  You can register for your free ticket through the Midlands Business Expo website

Midlands Business Expo at King Power

As an employee engagement company, we’re on a mission to help make employers’ and employees’ lives easier. You can book a free demo of our all-in-one solution for payroll, pensions, benefits, wellbeing and employee engagement services here.

New app for SMEs

New app designed to help SMEs grow

New app designed to help SMEs grow 1200 630 Growth Partners

We have announced My SMART-e, a new employee engagement app designed with SMEs in mind. My SMART-e is an all-in-one solution for payroll, pensions,  benefits, wellbeing and employee engagement services and offers a new way for SMEs to access the same benefits and tools that help larger businesses prosper.

Paul Bresnihan, Group CEO at Growth Partners said:

“Our new app replaces our current GrowthPro product which has been used by our clients since we launched it in 2017. We have learned what our customers want and how they like to access services, and so we’re really proud to have built a product based on their feedback”

New employee engagement app for SMEs

“Our My SMART-e app is an all-in-one solution for SMEs to free them from the burden of day-to-day administrative processes and compliance so they can focus on their business and their employees. We believe a focus on employee engagement is the key to growth.”

Features and benefits of the new My SMART-e app include:

  • 24/7 online access to pay and pension documents for employees
  • The latest range of benefits and discounts to help employees’ wages go further
  • Confidential online and phone appointments with a doctor within three hours and
  • A fitness and wellbeing hub with wellbeing checks and access to fitness and nutrition experts
  • A full Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with 24/7 confidential helplines, resources and expert counselling
  • Specialist support for managers including HR legal advice, occupational health and recruitment services

New My SMART- employee engagement app for SMEs

My SMART-e is available now for as little as £2 per employee per week, with introductory offers available to help SMEs invest in their employees and save money at the same time.

For more information about My SMART-e, visit our SMART Employment page or book a free demo

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]