This Episode: Employee Engagement In A Virtual World

This week, Lucinda talks about the impact of remote working, and how we can best gauge the engagement of our people when they are working in a virtual environment.


  • Engagement is talked about as an outcome, while sometimes it is regarded as a process. Indeed, engagement should be determined by our personal emotional engagement to our roles, or by work engagement – the vigour towards our work.
  • It is hard to tell whether engagement drives performance, or whether being good at our jobs drives employee engagement.
  • It is worth understanding why engagement happens, because if we do comprehend this, we are more likely to know why certain people work in certain roles.
  • Certainly, if people’s wellbeing is declining, it is far more difficult to be engaged. This has become especially true and prevalent over the course of the past year.

Valuable Resources


‘There are quite a few definitions, and I think that’s why it’s become such a buzzword’

‘If we’re more engaged, we will perform better at our role’

‘Engagement is the antithesis of burnout’

‘Be alert to people’s mental state and levels of resilience’

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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