Event focuses on importance of employee engagement in corporate sector

Business Tuesday 19/September/2017 16:25 PM
By: Times News Service
Event focuses on importance of employee engagement in corporate sector

Muscat: New Metrics, an Oman-based management consultancy firm, together with Qualtrics, the world’s leading management company, recently hosted an executive event on employee experience.
The event, held at the Crowne Plaza Muscat, was attended by senior executives and Human Resources professionals from various private sector organisations across the Sultanate.
“In tough economic times, companies tend to look at ways of cutting costs, usually through streamlining processes or reducing headcount. However, the real source of efficiency comes from harnessing the workforce through engagement. Employees represent valuable differentiators, and the ability to engage them is an empowering and positive process with proven results,” said Miriam Kugel, Client Engagement director at New Metrics.
“International studies show that a company with 500 employees experiences $4.6 million of losses a year caused by disengaged employees. Shifting these disengaged employees to becoming satisfied or highly engaged represents a significant costs saving and revenue raising opportunity. It is widely acknowledged that just a 5 per cent increase in employee engagement translates to a 3 per cent increase in sales revenue,” she added.
Qualtrics is a global experience management organisation providing a specialised software platform that enables companies to track and measure employee experience in addition to customer experience, product experience and brand experience.
Commenting on the event, Qualtrics Account Director, Middle East and France, Ahmed Setti noted, “It was a great pleasure to be in Oman to discuss the important topic of employee experience. At Qualtrics, we believe that maintaining an engaged, value-driven, purpose-filled workforce is the most crucial factor in attaining business goals and guaranteeing the success of any Omani organisation."
New Metrics is an Oman-based Management Consultancy and Training Institute specialising in organisational effectiveness and people experience. Since its founding, New Metrics has worked along-side prominent local and international companies to help to transform their business and employee performance through impactful and bespoke solutions. The executive event on employee experience is among a series of events that leverages New Metrics’ international partnerships to provide thought leaders and professionals in Oman with exclusive content based on the latest business research and market trends.