Employee Engagement

Successful Brands Know the Answers to These Five Questions

Maz Nadjm | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Maz Nadjm

As a marketing strategy, employee advocacy is extremely cost effective. Companies are relying on a resource they've had all along - their own employees -to increase general brand awareness and, ultimately, drive more sales.

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Forget Big vs Small Business - All Employers Can Help Rebuild the Reputation of Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Howard

It sometimes feels that a week doesn't pass without a high profile example of business falling short of the standards expected by customers and wider society. In light of the tax controversy involving one of our biggest banks that continues to dominate headlines - this latest poll perhaps comes as no surprise.

Workplace Health and Wellbeing Gets a Boost

Patrick Watt | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Patrick Watt

Employers are increasingly recognising that employees want to be healthier and fitter, but more needs to be done to help them achieve this.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

Should Flexible Employee Benefit Schemes Replace Wellbeing Programmes?

Adam Strong | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

It appears that some employers just don't get it, using flexible employee benefits schemes to make us work harder, I don't think so! Employers are cut...

Why More and More Companies Are Taking Action on Stress

Louise Aston | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Louise Aston

In the right amounts, pressure can help to sustain motivation, improve individual performance and drive results at work. But when employees lack the support to manage and control excessive pressure, it can quickly escalate to unmanageable levels of stress. If left unaddressed, this can lead to longer term problems that are harder to reverse.

What a Yolk...

Emily Perry | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

What a yolk indeed. Excuse the pun, though this was my first thought when I heard the battle for the brightest and most talented employees within Silicon Valley had intensified with both Apple and Facebook offering to freeze their female employees' eggs.

Is Your Employer Failing You?

Adam Strong | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Adam Strong

Employers are failing their workforce because they simply don't understand how to engage the people that work for them.

Crowdsourcing Leadership

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Suzanne de Janasz

While not without its challenges, crowdsourcing can help leaders revive an ailing organization, engage employees, and support a culture of continuous improvement...but only if they do so with sincerity, humility and patience.

How Committed Are Your Staff?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

A good leader will know exactly how to get each member of staff motivated. Remember we all have different drivers so the one-size-fits-all approach isn't a good one to take. Take the time to understand what makes each person tick and what sort of managerial approach they respond best to.

Making Work a Happier Experience

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

There have been many studies that show that people perform best, are happiest at work when they feel good. At Mindvalley they focus on the strength of your social support - they say that it depends on the people you have around you, that support you, that make you happy.

Time to Talk: Why Employers Hold the Key to Challenging the Stigma Around Mental Health

Louise Aston | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Aston

Across the UK we know that common mental conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression are a growing problem. It's now estimated that one in four people will experience some sort of mental health problem during their lifetime, and one in six employees will experience a common mental health problem at any one time.

Five Ways to Gain a More Positive Work Outlook This January

Louise Aston | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Aston

January is typically the month where workers across the UK are supposedly feeling most anxious and downcast about the challenges of the coming year. Some claim that 'Blue Monday', which reportedly fell this week, is the moment at which our optimism is at its lowest level.

Goodwill Hunting - 10 Tips for a More Engaged Workforce

Dominic Irvine | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

What are you engaging people for? Engagement as a quest has lost its way; it has become separated from its original purpose, becoming an end in itself rather than a means to an end. Engagement needs a business focus, currently engagement seems to be for the sake of it rather than engagement to deliver a business result.

Trust in Leaders

Peter Cheese | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

Trust lies at the heart of healthy, productive workplaces and for this reason has long been an area of focus for the CIPD. We have been tracking perceptions of senior leaders since 2009, however this year we have explored trust to a greater extent than ever before.

Don't vilify the banks: all employers need to take staff health and wellbeing seriously

Louise Aston | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Louise Aston

Recent news of the 21-year-old Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt's death is both tragic and shocking. Although we can't speculate that his death wa...

The Art of Engagement

Ken M Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Ken M Allen

Technology, management studies, financial analysis, research and "big data" have all contributed to an environment today where just about every aspect of performance can be measured to the nth squared degree.

Tackling Whistleblowing Through Employee Engagement

Rose Schreiber | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Rose Schreiber

Public exposure to whistleblowing has risen dramatically over the last few years. Far beyond the realms of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, the inte...

Failing to Tell Staff About Employee Benefits? You're Pouring Money Down the Drain

Peter O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK
Peter O'Donnell

It makes sense that a happy, healthy workforce is a productive one. But, just offering great benefits such as private medical insurance, gym membership or Income Protection without employees being aware of it doesn't promote wellbeing and financial security at work. You need to communicate them effectively to staff to see a real return on investment.

The Future of Corporate Sustainability Is All About Innovation

Sara Benwell | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Sara Benwell

I recently attended a conference held by the London Business School, focussing on Corporate Sustainability. The conference was interesting because it looked specifically at the future of corporate sustainability and the importance of innovation in achieving this.

Are Your Employees Engaged or Indoctrinated? The 'Cult' of 'Culture'

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

A company culture is often created by a single person: the company founder. It is a set of values and behaviours that employees are asked to buy into in order to be successful at that company. If "done well" the company culture can bring many benefits. A positive company culture gives clients and customers a strong brand to identify with; it helps employees understand what success and achievement looks like, and gives them clear goals.

Employee Engagement: Not Just a Buzzword

Eric Collins | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
Eric Collins

The term 'employee engagement' might sound like something that an average worker would roll their eyes at being subjected to -- another meaningless management tactic without genuine feeling behind it. But it isn't quite that simple and it certainly isn't meaningless.

The Strategy Trap: Why Organisations Need to Talk Less and Do More

Jim Prior | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

A business's success isn't determined by its strategy, it's determined by what it actually does - products, service, markets, prices etc. - so for organisations that fall into this meaningless strategy trap the resulting lack of action is a major problem.

Women at the Top - What Can SMEs do to Make Sure They Keep Women on Board?

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

Coming from a family where my mum has always the breadwinner, it is perhaps not surprising that I automatically see the role of women in the workplace as critical. I cringe in horror that she was once told she couldn't make a purchase without my Dad's authority and yet, in living my own life (including a stint in Corporate!) I really did think things had changed.