19. Increase employee engagement

Consultation: Our Public Service 2020

 
We want to measure and increase Public Service employee engagement. This means, we want to:
  • listen better to our employees;
  • consider their opinions;
  • value their contributions; and
  • make sure their views are taken on board.
Please tell us

Do you have ideas about how we could engage more with and listen better to our employees?

19. Increase employee engagement
Provide regular opportunities for genuine 2-way appraisals Engage directly, don’t assume the unions will articulate the concerns of public sector employees
A Partnership approach
There have over the years been a variety of attempts to facilitate, increase and promote employee engagement in the Public Service. The difficulty has been to embed and sustain the practices/frameworks.  One example of where we had success and that should be revisited is where under T16...
Action 19 – Increase employee engagement
Introduce Workplace Partnerships in each public service on a statutory basis.  This will provide for cross-union staff engagement in non-adversarial forums. All public declarations and announcements should be first tested by being presented at staff forums to allow for effective evaluations.
Do you have ideas about how we could engage more with and listen better to our employees?
Move the management around in order not to produce a culture of cliques or acceptance of bad behaviours. Listen, listen, listen and listen more to what staff are saying on the ground who are more connected to the everyday dealings with other staff and public.