In June 2013 David MacLeod and Nita Clark recieved OBE’s in the Queen’s birthday messages, a couple weeks ago they both went to the palace for the ceremony, please join us in congratulating them! They were presented with the awards for services to employee engagement and business. On the back of the 2009 ‘Engaging for Success’ report, the taskforce was launched and David & Nita have been paramount in driving the Engage for Success movement forward.
Earlier this year in an interview with HR magazine, MacLeod said HR “needs to be an expert” in employee engagement. “They need to orchestrate how to find engagement in a transformational way,” he said. “HR’s role is to make sure the line is managing people in a completely engaging way. Right now, engagement is patchy. There’s a lot of talk about it, but it’s at two levels.
“One is the transactional conversation – doing the research and improving communications. To benefit takes a much more profound sense of commitment and understanding. It’s that transformational engagement which helps organisations power ahead.”
He added: “This is HR’s opportunity to be at the top table, to help the CEO and top team ensure people are behind their strategy.”
Since the launch of the movement, more than 1,000 people from hundreds of organisations have got involved, so far contributing more than £1 million in time, expertise and resources.
The movement has gone from strength to strength and recently we celebreated one year on since the launch of the website. Find out more about our journey below.