Business is changing. Successful companies are now acknowledged as those that are rethinking how they engage people in their purpose, culture and values. From high profile start ups to tech companies and forward-thinking corporations, these companies are realizing the value of engaging with people in a more meaningful way that is leading to greater value for employees, customers and shareholders.

But research shows that 79% of organisations believe they have a significant retention and engagement problem. Only 17% feel they have a compelling and engaging employment brand. It’s time to do something about it. It’s time to #GetEngaged.

We believe in inspiring people to remake the way organizations think about and engage people to achieve their purpose. That's why, Manners and Murphy and WeSpire are running the Employee Engagement Awards and Conference in New York, June 17.

Throughout the day-long conference we’ll share the insights, strategies and tools from inspiring leaders, such as Aaron Hurst, and remarkable peers to help people realize the power of engaged employees, wherever they are in your journey.

The day is focused on helping you capture ideas, tactics and next actions for you to implement when you get back to the office. Here's our five reasons you should be part of the day:

1. It’s the only event that is recognizing excellence in employee engagement

Through our global conference & award program, we want to celebrate YOU! If your business is serious about engaging your people, you need to be here. We're expecting over 200 entries to this years awards, from some of the biggest global brands who are putting their people first. Enter the awards

2. The Employee Engagement Conference is ground-breaking in its content program

The event focuses on bringing together practical and thought-provoking speakers, vendors and influencers, that are defining the roadmap for employee engagement globally. We want the event to give you the foundations of your Employee Engagement roadmap. That is our mission. See the agenda

3. We have an all-star speaker line-up

The employee engagement movement is epitomized by the changing business landscape that is so well depicted in Aaron's book the 'Purpose Economy'. Having him as keynote for this event was our No.1 aim, but we haven't stopped there. We're bringing together the pioneers of employee engagement into one room to tell their stories and share their experiences, so all you have to do is turn-up, switch-on and learn! Get inspired by our speakers

4. We want you to meet, share and connect with your peers

There will be a wonderful mix of people who are at different stages of their employee engagement journey, from those starting out to very senior and experienced people. If hearing stories (bad & good), making connections, learning new ideas in an energetic environment is what you're looking for, you're in the right place. Come and share your stories with 300 other like-minded people and leave informed and supported for your next stage of people growth. Buy conference tickets

5. We believe your working and learning environment is a key factor in engagement

That's why we've selected a stunning location in NYC, the Tribeca Rooftop, with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline, to enjoy a celebratory drink with your peers. It's our job to make this event 'the event' you talk about in 12-months time. We're pulling out all the stops to make this an experience you'll never forget. Buy conference tickets

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