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Evidence Matters

Newsletter - May 2016

Dear <<First name>>,

In this edition of Evidence Matters, you'll find:
  • NEW white paper: Employee engagement: the emperor's new clothes? - this  white paper looks at the evidence for employee engagement and the challenges associated with its use.
  • FREE breakfast seminar - 'Death of the performance review?': in this seminar (10th June) we will be exploring the evidence for the performance review and whether it's time to ditch the annual appraisal. 
  • NEW 'Think like a scientist' series: introducing the first in a series of blogs and resources designed to get you thinking about data, research methodology and evidence. Read 'Lies, damned lies and statistics' where we look at the pitfalls of the most commonly used statistical techniques.
  • FREE Insight into Action workshop: Do you want to learn more about implementing an evidence-based approach at work? 
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NEW white paper: Employee engagement: the emperor's new clothes?

This paper takes a critical look at the concept of employee engagement. Despite having grown in popularity over the last twenty years, there is little scientific evidence to support the impressive claims made about engagement. Our evidence-based review of the literature highlights four main problems with engagement as a concept:
  • There is no single agreed definition for engagement and interpretations differ wildly across theorists and organisations.
  • Engagement has a significant conceptual overlap with satisfaction and motivation. 
  • Measures of engagement differ significantly in what they measure and how they measure it.
  • There is a significant lack of good quality evidence for both engagement as a cohesive concept or for its impact on people and organisations. 
Download 'Employee engagement: the emperor's new clothes?'

Evidence Matters seminar: The death of the performance review: fad, fashion or forward thinking?' (10 June)

The annual performance review is something that remains memorable to managers and their teams – sometimes for all the wrong reasons! 

Over the last year, the press has reported that a number of high profile organisations are moving away from the annual performance review. We wanted to examine the narrative of ‘everyone is abandoning the performance review’ from an evidence-based perspective.

Join us for a free seminar where we'll be sharing our findings and  critically appraising the performance appraisal!

Find out more book your place

FREE breakfast seminar: The death of the performance review: fad, fashion or forward thinking?' (10 June)

The annual performance review is something that remains memorable to managers and their teams – sometimes for all the wrong reasons! 

Over the last year, the press has reported that a number of high profile organisations are moving away from the annual performance review. We wanted to examine the narrative of ‘everyone is abandoning the performance review’ from an evidence-based perspective.

Join us for a free seminar where we'll be sharing our findings and  critically appraising the performance appraisal!

Find out more book your place

NEW 'Think like a scientist' series

We’re launching a series called ‘Think like a scientist’, where we’ll share blog posts and resources to help you to understand and apply scientific and statistical principles and to challenge research and statistics more effectively.

In our first article ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics' we explore some of the most commonly encountered statistical mistakes and misconceptions.

Download 'Lies, damned lies and statistics'
 
 

FREE workshop: Insight into Action

Do you want to learn more about implementing an evidence-based approach at work? This workshop gives you the opportunity to examine your organisational challenges and initiatives from an evidence-based perspective. These highly interactive sessions are focused on unlocking solutions to your current challenges by reviewing and applying models of evidence-based practice, sharing experiences with peers, and identifying practical actions to take away and implement.

Upcoming dates: 29 June (London), 8 September (London), 17 November (London)

Find out more about the workshop and book your place

If you’ve got any questions about what you’ve read in this edition, or you simply want to find out more about what we do, please get in touch at info@futureworkcentre.com or visit our website at www.futureworkcentre.com
 

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