Our History/Achievements

Our history and achievements

Nov 2015 EFS runs conferences ‘Engage or Bust’ for senior Business Leaders, and ‘Engage the World’ examining cross-cultural engagement.

Nov 2015 revamped EFS website unveiled with new content and clearer signposting

Sept 2015 Special Interest Groups, Task Force Sub Groups, and Regional Groups all brought together under new umbrella of Thought and Action Groups

Aug 2015 over 600,000 visits to the EFS website (27,000 a month) and 1.4m hits on EFS pages!

Feb 2015 EFS hosts the 100thEngage for Success’ radio show

Jan 2015 EFS appoints a full-time Executive Director; the core team of secondees expands

May 2014 Wellbeing and Engagement White Paper published, showing links between employee engagement and employee wellbeing

May 2013 Job Design and Engagement White Paper published

Jan 2013 Inclusive Engagement and Unconscious Bias and Engagement through CEO eyes White Papers published.

2013 A national programme of groups and events starts to unfold as individuals step forward to organise awareness raising events in their towns and cities

Dec 2012 EFS launches the Engage for Success radio show.

26 Nov 2012 Landmark gathering of 300 practitioners at Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, and CEO breakfast summit at Westminster

Nov 2012 EFS website launched – www.engageforsuccess.org – to build an employee engagement community, promote employee engagement, and share case studies, practical resources and tools, and ideas and tips

Nov 2012The Evidence report published proving an indisputable link with organisational performance

Nov 2012 Senior Sponsorship letter signed by 43 CEOs from a diverse range of organisations invites UK business to embed employee engagement as the way it works, and quantifies the possible GDP loss to the UK from low levels of employee engagement

2011 The Task Force launches Special Interest Groups looking at particular topics in the employee engagement area; work begins on an EFS website

29 March 2011 The Prime Minister, David Cameron, gives his backing to the new independent Employee Engagement Task Force during a launch event at 10 Downing Street. The Coalition Government mandates EFS to begin a national conversation about employee engagement right across the private, public and Third sectors, with a view to improving the UK economy. The Task Force is supported by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills because its work supports two of the UK Government’s top priorities – delivering sustainable growth & productivity for the UK, and developing new approaches to help people improve their wellbeing.

February 2011 EFS Task Force established. EFS recruits its first secondees, and begins building practitioner and ‘guru’ groups

July 2009 Engaging for Success report presented to Peter Mandelson, SoS Business, Innovation and Skills. A seminal report in persuading Government, CEOs, practitioners to take employee engagement seriously, and to begin applying its principles. David MacLeod and Nita Clarke recommend the setting up of a Task Force of business leaders to start a national campaign to raise awareness of employee engagement and to share good practice

Autumn 2008 John Hutton, SoS Business, Innovation and Skills, commissions David MacLeod and Nita Clark to write a report answering  three questions: What is Employee Engagement? Is there evidence to suggest it matters? and What were the four, (as it turned out) things present in organisations that were successfully engaging their people?


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