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Employee engagement courses from Educating Matters

We understand what motivates employees. We have been offering employee engagement courses since 2001 and our objective is to help working parents achieve a better life by helping their kids at home.

Delivered by Rachel Vecht, she has over 7 years of teaching experience in the UK and has 15 years of experience working with parents in organisations and private consultations.

Our parenting classes  teach working parents to assist their children whilst maintaining a busy work schedule. Whether its help with homework, time management or your child is being bullied, our employee engagement courses offer the ideal support for hardworking Mums and Dads.

The end result is a much happier parent who is grateful that they were given the opportunity by their employer and this transcends into a more satisfied and productive employee.

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee Engagement refers to the how integrated a member of staff feels in their organisation. It is a mental, physical and emotional well-being and considers whether an employee feels appreciated and highly regarded in their workplace. An engaged employee will therefore be happier at work, more committed, empowered and motivated.

The best employee engagement strategy is to offer regular reviews, salary increases, job promotions and rooms for growth. Strategies implemented are usually measurable as you should be able to see an increase in productivity with an increase in salary or better working conditions.

The issue is that big companies can not always provide their staff the support they require because there is only so many job promotions and salary increases that employees can receive.

Why is Employee Engagement and issue for companies?

With such underwhelming results across the globe, one has to ask why companies continue to increase the amount of money they are spending in this area. The answer is simply the benefits for getting it right. Employee engagement has proved that Employee retention is 40% higher in a more engaged workplace. Low engaged workplaces experience 62% more accidents while profitability is twice the amount in the top quartile of companies with engaged employees vs. the bottom. Productivity and Creativity are also up in companies with an engaged workforce. In 2011, UK productivity was 20% lower than they of other G7 companies. There is clearly a benefit to having an engaged workforce, what is not clear is how to achieve it.

What is clear is that engaged employees experience positive emotions, have better health and are more creative. They also transfer their levels of engagement to others, suggesting that if a company can reach its tipping point between engaged and unengaged employees then there will be a domino effect of engagement within that organisation.

Why aren't employees engaged?

One reason employees are not engaged with their employer is that they have too many out of work distractions creating stresses that prevent them from being as effective as they could be. It is also true that most employees want to do a good job, but feel that they are unable to due to reasons such as this. This is especially true for companies with working parents and carers who have increased stresses and responsibilities preventing them from maximising their efficiency and getting the most out of their work life.

We believe that working parents who have a good relationship with their children at home will be more productive in the workplace.

Employee Engagement by Numbers

Since its inception in the early 90’s, the importance of employee engagement to businesses has increased with the level of spending companies dedicate to it. In 2012, spending was estimated to be at $750 million and in 2015 it is expected to hit $1.5 billion (Source: One would expect that this level of investment to have seen an impressive return, especially as spending has increased to this level.

In fact, according to one survey, 50% of employees in the UK changed their jobs in 2012, while 52% reported that they were actively looking for work. Another survey revealed that employee engagement in the UK was ranked 18 out of 20 countries, above only Japan and Hong Kong. This story is no different in the US either, where from 2000 to 2014, employee engagement changed from 28% to 31.5%, leaving 68.5% of employees unengaged. (Source:

What solution can Educating Matters provide?

Educating Matters teaches parents and carers how to use that 5 spare minutes to get maximum engagement, enjoyment and benefit for and with their children. The tools that parents take with them are realistic, achievable and proven time and again to benefit parents and children. Through successful courses in the workplace, we are able to engage with employees. Our testimonials from past sessions shows that parents feel empowered at home. This leads to less stress and guilt, which leads to higher engagement at work.

Contact us here so Educating Matters can raise employee engagement for your company.