Fifteen Years of Employee Engagement Surveys

Why is Engagement Not Improving? What you can do in your Organization

Full-Service Employee Survey Project Management

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Over the last 15+ years, TalentMap has amassed an extensive database of employee engagement survey data from more than one million employees in thousands of organizations. The Conference Board of Canada, in collaboration with TalentMap, has conducted extensive analysis on this data to determine what the progress has been in improving employee engagement, and just as importantly, what the key drivers of that engagement are. What the Conference Board found is somewhat unsettling: that employee engagement has not improved much at all.

Join Norm Baillie-David, SVP of TalentMap, and Ruth Wright, Director Leadership and Human Resources Research of The Conference Board of Canada, as we highlight the trends in employee engagement, identify the key drivers, and most importantly, explore the reasons for the lack of improvement in engagement, and provide some tips and advice as to how you and your organization can avoid those pitfalls.

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About Our Guest Co-Presenter

ruth wright

Ruth Wright is Director of Strategic Human Resources Management Research within the Organizational Performance division of The Conference Board of Canada. In this role she leads a team of researchers, executive network managers, and program developers who work with senior level Canadian human resource professionals and other stakeholders on critical workforce and talent management issues.

Ruth directly oversees Canada’s largest and most longstanding network for Chief Human Resources Officers—the Council of Human Resources Executives (Eastern and Western Canada) She also leads the Board’s networks for Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Professionals in eastern and western Canada. These peer networks help senior managers and executives to become more effective in meeting the central needs of their organizations.

Ruth brings to this position over twenty-five years of experience in workforce research. She has authored numerous reports and briefings in the areas of human resources management, measurement, and analytics, culture and change, diversity and inclusive talent management strategies as well as employee engagement.

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