IRP September 2019: Employee engagement

Suzy Astbury, managing director at Inspired Selection, on employee engagement

Being a successful small business is less about the bottom line and more about the people.    

We recently won Best Small Business at the Southwark Business Excellence Awards and one of the judges said it was down to the way we give back to the community and to our staff. 


Recruitment can be stressful. 

It’s all the more reason to look after your staff. We take wellness very seriously at Inspired, ensuring that our staff have the head space that they need to remain productive and creative. Being mindful can lead to increased productivity and staff retention. 


There’s a world outside work. 

We’ve encouraged our employees to focus on their own goals as well as the business and professional development ones – whether its education, buying a house, future family plans or travelling.


It’s important to be part of the community you represent. 

We have 14 members of staff and we encourage them to go to as many networking and educational events within publishing as they can. We strongly feel that being a part of the conversation with our clients, understanding their key challenges and opportunities, allows us to remain agile, current and supportive to our client’s needs.   


Our local communities are just as important. 

Volunteering has always been high on the agenda at Inspired. We go out twice a year within our local communities. We also partner with and fundraise for charities associated with publishing.

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