So, I lied. Billy Connolly never did join the UK Government backed Employee Engagement Task Force. It was the nearest I got to an April Fool. As entertaining “The Big Yin” would have been, I’m not sure that he was ever going to represent the profession.
But bring on Jane Wilson, Ruth Spellman and Jackie Orme, CEO’s of the Chartered Institutes that represent IC, Management and HR. I have always maintained the importance of a joined-up approach between these three functions in the engagement space, so it’s great to see the three professions coming together to influence the agenda, and even better to see the majority gender of the professionals in this space are being represented.
I’m not sure how well Jane, Ruth and Jackie will take to my comparison to Farrah, Kate and Jaclyn, maybe they’d prefer Cameron, Drew and Lucy, but for me, Farrah will always be special.