Dr. John Boudreau: Investing in People

Thursday 21st September 2023 at 14:00 | BST

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About the Speaker

Dr. John Boudreau is recognised worldwide as one of the leading evidence-based visionaries on the future of work and organisation. He is known for his breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership and sustainable competitive advantage. His large-scale research studies and focused field research address the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organisational staffing and development.


In today’s economic climate, businesses want the most value from their employees. The impact of an engaged workforce on overall profitability and growth is undeniable. Employee engagement is challenging to pin down – what do we actually mean when we say we want a more engaged, high-performance workforce and what evidence can we provide of the impact?

Dr. John Boudreau explores the question “Engaged with What?” What does it really mean to achieve a return on investment for employee engagement initiatives, as described in his book, “Investing in People” (with Wayne Cascio and Alexis Fink). He’ll discuss how HR and business leaders can achieve and articulate more substantial pay-offs through a more targeted engagement strategy.

This webinar aims to help attendees develop high-impact strategic programmes that truly engage employees and deliver real business value.

Topics include:

  • What is the link between engagement & profitability?
  • Moving the Bell Curve
  • The Financial Payoff: Return on Improved Performance (ROIP)
  • Perceived ROIP vs Actual ROIP
  • What does this mean for what we want people to ‘engage’ with? And what do people actually engage with?
  • Q&A

We encourage attendees to view the session outline as a flexible and informal guide, as we warmly welcome your questions and participation to shape and enrich the conversation. Your valuable input will make this webinar an interactive and insightful experience for all.