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Exploring issues of employee engagement in the public sector: challenges and solutions

Employee Engagement NSDC
Networking | Seminars | Workshops

The event will focus on the challenges that organisations face in developing and maintaining employee engagement.

  • From: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 1 pm
  • Location: The National Civil War Centre, Tudor Hall, 14 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY
  • Cost: Free
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Past event

Event details

This event has now been cancelled.

For any enquiries, please contact Rachel Hanemann on the details below.

Looking specifically at the public sector, this interactive session will reflect on current new initiatives in improving employee engagement levels, with an aim of supporting attendees in improving employee engagement in their own organisations.  Implementing employee engagement supports the aims of Good Work Nottingham by advocating that work should be meaningful and fulfilling.

The latest research by the Engage for Success Line Manager Thought and Action Group and the Engage for Success East Midlands Employee Engagement Regional Group will also be presented.


Sarah Pass

Dr Sarah Pass is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Nottingham Business School. Sarah is involved with the Engage for Success movement and is the project lead for their Line Manager Thought and Action Group (TAG); she is currently working in collaboration with Engage for Success on case study research around the role of line managers and employee engagement. She has collaborated with the University of Manchester, the University of Nottingham, London Business School, CIPD, Department of Health, PPMA, Nottingham City Council, Sheffield City Council, and she has received sponsorship from the CIPD, Department of Health, EPSRC and ESRC.

Engage for Success

In 2009, David MacLeod OBE and Nita Clarke published a report for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skill. The MacLeod Report (as it became known) set out a compelling business case demonstrating that improving employee engagement results in improved organisational performance. As a result of the report, the government backed an independent voluntary movement, Engage for Success (EfS) was launched. In 2018, EfS developed an alliance with CIPD, bringing together the two organisations at the forefront of addressing this issue. EfS and CIPD seek to influence wider policy thinking to increase awareness of the role of employee engagement in order to create a more productive workforce.

For more information,

Due to the European Elections, the Employee Engagement event has been moved from the Newark and Sherwood District Council Civic Suite to the National Civil War Centre.

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Wednesday 8 May, 5:30 - 7 pm

Associate Professor Maria Karanika-Murray and the universities Work, Wellbeing and Performance Research Group will help us to understand workplace wellbeing in more depth and explore what organisations can do to create good work environments and cultures.

Making bad work good

w/c 8 July, 10 - 5.30 pm

How does a city like Nottingham ensure everyone has meaningful and fulfilling work? Join us for a day-long conference on this important issue.


Arrival 9.00 am - 9.30 am Registration, Refreshments (fruit, pastries and drinks) and Networking
Introductions 9.30 am – 9.40 am Nottingham Trent University Representative
Presentation and Questions: Employee engagement in the public sector 9.40 am – 10.20 am Dr. Sarah Pass, Senior Lecturer in HRM at NTU and lead of the East Midlands Regional Group of Engage for Success
Break 10.20 am – 10.40 am Refreshments available
Discussion 10.40 am – 11.15 am  
Workshop: Building employee engagement in your organisation 11.15 am – 12.15 pm Dr. Sarah Pass
Networking Lunch

12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Location details


The National Civil War Centre
Tudor Hall
14 Appleton Gate
NG24 1JY

Past event

Still need help?

Rachel Hanemann
0115 848 6104