One expert has warned employers that they are not close enough to their staff.Employee engagement levels are at their lowest ever, according to one expert.

Mike Petrook, head of public affairs at professional body the Chartered Management Institute, has warned bosses to look at how they interact with their staff and ask themselves some questions.

“One of the big issues is – are they getting what they want from their place of work? Just as much as, is the workplace getting what they want from the employee?” he said.

Suggesting it was a point of human capital management, he stressed that there were connection problems in the workplace.

Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found over 80 per cent of workers felt that talent management programmes made them engage more in their jobs, with well over half of all senior managers agreeing that they were beneficial.

This information comes as the tax and audit advisory company PricewaterhouseCoopers recently announced that US firms are better at getting profit from their employees than those in the UK.

Posted by Hayley Edwards