Employee engagement and Brexit twitter chat: Recap

IES News

30 Nov 2016

Brexit Observatory logoOn 24 November the IES Brexit Observatory hosted a twitter chat discussing the impact of Brexit on employee engagement. The Observatory brought together a panel of IES experts to offer their thoughts and lead the discussion around a set of five questions. We were joined by other thinkers on Twitter and the debate revealed the importance of re-focusing on employee engagement in these uncertain times.

The IES panel included Stephen Bevan (@StephenBevan), Amanda Callen (@AmandaCallenIES) and Dilys Robinson (@DilysRobinson).

The five questions posed by the Observatory (@BrexitObserv) covered a range of topics including the potential for a rise in precarious work; the sorts of organisations that might see a change in employee engagement post-Brexit; and the need to avoid divisions within the workplace. The five questions were as follows:

Q1: Which organisations are likely to see a change in employee engagement post-Brexit?

Q2: How can organisations stop the uncertainty of Brexit from undermining engagement?

Q3: Might Brexit lead to more precarious work in the UK and how do we continue to engage employees who fear their job security may be undermined?

Q4: Some people fear that Brexit may limit their career choices if it means the UK becomes more insular. How can we retain ambitious, talented and internationally mobile staff?

Q5: How can organisations avoid divisions amongst their workforce?

To view all the questions, responses and debate that followed, click here.

This twitter chat, the first hosted by the IES Brexit Observatory, succeeded in bringing together thinkers and practitioners from a range of organisations to offer their thoughts on a continually developing area. The Observatory will continue to offer resources and the latest research on the impact of Brexit on employee engagement, the workplace as a whole and the wider labour market. Sign-up to the Brexit Observatory email digest to receive these developments as they happen in the coming weeks and months.

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