Yesterday prior to the first pre-conference session I was part of a conversation about Employee Engagement. It is hard to attend any event about HR these days that does not have at least one session that discusses this subject. ILSHRM is no different. The conversation I was part of, involved Paul Hebert and John Sumser.
John was staking out a position that made employee engagement seem almost criminal. His theory is this. To take from the fully-engaged employee, what we as the employer are not paying for, is like taking their soul. We are taking more than we are paying for as the employer and should not be entitled to it. He likened it to slavery.
Hmm.. I am no sure I agree with the theory, but certainly is food for thought. We will see what today brings regarding employee engagement. More to come...
- Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC-SHRM