EfS is the UK’s leading movement promoting the value of employee engagement. It was launched in March 2011 with the full support of the Prime Minister and collaborates with leading academics, consultants, think tanks and practitioners to offer practical guidance and support. It also tackles key issues such as the barriers to wider adoption of engagement, how to harness engagement for innovation and how to maintain and even strengthen morale through periods of ambiguity (for example, Brexit, devolution, company downsizing, market changes and so on).
A huge voluntary effort has been made by leaders of some of Britain's biggest and most successful organisations across the public, private and third sectors to bring the EfS movement to life. More than a thousand individuals from hundreds of different organisations have contributed time, expertise and resources to help bring together examples of great practice and accessible tools and techniques. Since May 2018, EfS has become part of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, while still retaining its separate identity and structure.