CIPD Mid West Event Addresses Employee Engagement Challenges During Exponential Change
Veteran CNN Reporter Gina London and John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group, were the guest speakers at a recent CIPD Mid West event focused on the importance of driving employee engagement during organisational change.
Sponsored by Harmonics, it was the last CIPD Mid West seminar for 2016/2017 and featured an end of year BBQ social which was enjoyed by over 50 HR practitioners from across Limerick, Clare and North Kerry.
John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group and Executive Coach outlined the significant impact disruptive technologies and organisational change is having on the workplace. He described how the ‘liquid workforce’ now demand rapid career growth as well as a compelling and flexible workplace but HR processes are failing to meet their needs. John presented a business case for HR Practitioners on why a new approach to employee engagement is required to address the exponential change that is now happening within traditionally linear work structures.
International campaign strategist and corporate consultant Gina London explained why employees believe organisational change means ‘more work plus uncertainty’ and shared some tools to improve communications and move relationships forward so that employees trust leaders more and buy-in to the change that’s happening.
Speaking about their sponsorship of the event, John Fitzgerald said “The speed and amount of change being faced by employees in the workplace is unprecedented. We were delighted to sponsor this event and have the opportunity to share with the HR Community in the Mid West some of our insights on how to improve employee engagement and the employee experience.”