Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

engagement survey

'It's important that we play down any reference to employee engagement'.

A learning and development manager made that comment during a planning session for a workshop. It turns out that the HR managers in the organisation had indicated that the employees were 'over' the topic of employee engagement.

Why would that be?

engagement hero

You may have been told that if you want to get the best out of your staff one of the things you need to do is encourage them.

How do you do that?

Making vague and shallow comments like, 'keep up the good work' and 'good job, well done' are not specific enough to be useful.

Real encouragement boosts the energy, commitment and focus that people have for their work. To do that you need to use encouragement to fuel their inner resources. So what are those inner resources and how do you do that?

About Roydon Gibbs

roydon 2 460x300

Roydon Gibbs is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Roydon specialises in engagement - how to ensure that your staff enjoy coming to work, are at their most productive, speak well of your organisation after hours - and stay.

He has been training for more than 15 years. His knowledge of engagement comes from the research and his experience working with a wide range of organisations.

Roydon holds qualifications in adult teaching and learning. He is a professional member of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development and an accredited member of the National Speakers' Association.

Interested in training in leading virtual teams?

We’ll show your leaders how to keep your virtual teams motivated and productive.

Learn more

Interested in a workshop on customer service?

An experienced Skillset trainer will get your teams engaged in customer service.

Learn more

Interested in training in engaging employees?

A few key skills could dramatically improve your team’s morale, motivation and resilience. They will reduce absenteeism and the costs of high staff turnover. Let’s work with your leaders and your staff.

Learn more