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Yesterday's launch by the Prime Minister and the Business Minister of a new Employee Engagement Taskforce has a crucial role to play in boosting UK competitiveness and building a recovery that lasts, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which will be actively supporting the new Taskforce.
Jackie Orme, CIPD Chief Executive, said "we warmly welcome the Prime Minister's endorsement for the new Employee Engagement Taskforce, and look forward to playing an active role in the taskforce. David Macleod is a substantial figure. The report he produced for the last government was an impressive piece of work, and we're delighted that the new government is picking it up and running with it in this way."
"The government is rightly focused on delivering growth in the private sector, and improved productivity and innovation in the public sector. The importance of a well-led, well-managed, engaged and motivated workforce in delivering sustained growth cannot be underestimated. There is significant evidence to suggest the UK is suffering from a leadership and management skills deficit, and this Taskforce should provide a catalyst for action to plug this gap."
"We've consistently called for government to play a role in encouraging greater investment in the management and leadership skills that will drive improved employee engagement and boost UK productivity. Through this taskforce, in partnership with government and employers from all sectors, we're committed to delivering on that objective. This taskforce has a crucial role to play in boosting UK competitiveness and building an economic recovery that lasts."