HR Partners recently hosted our final HR Networking breakfast on the 8th November. Our guest speaker was Peter Birtles the Group MD and CEO of the Super Retail Group. With over 27 years of leadership experience in the retail, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries Peter gave honest insight into the crucial role HR plays in the success and growth of a company.
Peter delved into the importance of engagement and the correlation between engaged employees and overall company performance. He identified various ways a company can engage employees at all levels and displayed the positive effects this can have on productivity and performance. Peter also shared some excellent practical examples from his time at Super Retail Group, and acknowledged that employee engagement starts from the top and is not that same for every individual employee, therefore, individualizing your approach to engagement is crucial.
What an excellent way to top off the HR Networking Group series for 2016, moving into the new year how are you going to drive engagement in your organization?
With a great open forum for discussion, we thank Peter and all of the attendees. HR Partners looks forward to welcoming you all back with a stellar line up of speakers for 2017.