Employee engagement appears to have become a separate management science, an industry even. Whilst it remains one of the most significant leadership challenges globally, it has particular significance in Ireland as unemployment continues to decrease and the employment landscape shifts. Despite its imperative, many organisations achieve little from their efforts, often relying on surveys and changes in benefits to try and grow engagement. In truth, employee engagement must permeate every aspect of an employee’s experience, from work content to leadership behaviours and everything in between.
This report looks specifically at professionals who work within Science and shares engagement drivers and actual engagement experience. The responses look at culture, learning, benefits, leadership and the organisation of work. It further asks which external forces science professionals feel present the biggest threat to their firms.
The research for this report was undertaken by survey, with 1,340 professionals working in science related careers participating.