United minds takes a look at the future of work and identifies key employee engagement factors 

As we continue to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, most organisations are realising that there will be no return to “normal” and that the way we work has changed forever. This will have significant implications for the way organisations recruit and retain the talented people needed to rebound from the impact of the last few months.

Published today, The Future of Work is Now: the Employee Experience Premium, from United Minds, Weber Shandwick’s specialist organisational transformation consultancy, is the first in a new series of white papers that sets out to explore what organisations can do to deliver a great employee experience – focusing on what will have the most impact with current and future employees. Key factors include empathetic leadership, embracing ever greater flexibility in the way we work and enabling line managers to make the right decisions for their people.


As Stephen Duncan, head of United Minds for EMEA and author of the paper commented, “Organisations that adapt quickest to this new era of work have the opportunity to earn what we have identified as the employee experience premium and will be in a position to emerge from the pandemic with a stronger competitive advantage. To keep their current and prospective workforce engaged, employers need to look to the future and adapt.”