Aspirin & Merlin Cast a Spell on Engagement

January 30, 2018

Dorset based Aspirin Business, experts in employee engagement, are thrilled to have been engaged by Merlin Entertainments to support their strategy in raising employee engagement across their sites around the world.

Merlin Entertainments is the largest entertainments company operating in Europe. It runs 117 attractions across 24 countries in 4 continents. Their passion is putting smiles on people’s faces and giving customers memorable experiences….in simple terms they love what they do!

Aspirin Business define Employee Engagement as “the intellectual, emotional & physical commitment to deliver high performance for mutual success”. Organisations that have high employee engagement levels regularly outperform those which don’t across a number of metrics including profitability, productivity, quality, safety & customer satisfaction.

Committed to being the best company to work for in their industry, Merlin see employee engagement as a fundamental part of their people strategy ensuring their continued success around the globe.

Emma James, Group Employee Engagement Manager at Merlin commented on working with Aspirin, “Aspirin Business have made this experience a really enjoyable one – supporting us in our strategy and the development of our engagement training programme – I would highly recommend them.” 

Susannah Brade-Waring, Managing Director of Aspirin Business added, “Merlin are a great fit for Aspirin, as we work with ambitious and big-hearted leaders and organisations. We understand the challenge of embedding employee engagement into the daily activities of leadership and management, and enjoy creating pragmatic ways to approach this.”

Aspirin Business network of clients across the UK also includes Douch Family Funerals, ESET, Knill James Chartered Accountants, Lester Brunt Wealth Management, Shine Dental, Shire Leasing and Waitrose.

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