Every year employees at Spire Cheshire Hospital take part in an annual staff engagement survey, which is carried out by an independent reserarch company. The aim of the survey is to show how staff members feel about their work and their manager.
There is ever increasing research demonstrating the link between high employee engagement and enhanced overall business performance. Engagement is a measurable outcome of a positive relationship between a manager and their staff.
As well as 'job satisfaction' the surveys look at the connection an individual has with their team and business, the level of pride and ownership they have in their work and their motivation to 'go the extra mile'.
Spire Cheshire Hospital scored very highly in their survey with 97% of employees saying that their work is important to them and 95% saying that their job fills them with a sense of pride.
Rob Wise, Chief Executive at Spire Healthcare believes that staff engagement is very important and he has recently appeared in an article in the Sunday Times which highlightes the fact that a fully engaged workforce should be a more productive one, even when the business faces a tough time.
Click here to read Rob Wise's comments in the Sunday Times