Employee Engagement

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 | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
James Caan

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.

SME Leaders: How to Inspire Your Team Olympics Style!

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

Whilst we're all still in the Olympic spirit and celebrating the success of team GB's inspirational performance, now is a good time for Great British SME owners to think about how to inspire their teams.

Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation's Talent: How Can SMEs Create the Right Working Environment for Millennial Workers?

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

At the recent launch of new guidance on mental health at work, Health Minister Earl Howe said: "A good working environment is crucial for our wellbeing." But, with three or four generations of people in the workplace - all with different needs and working styles - how can employers create the right environment for everyone?

Why New Powers to Sack Workers Would Backfire

Alex Jaconelli | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Jaconelli

Adrian Beecroft's hotly anticipated report to number 10 on how to improve growth and efficiency through changing employment law is now characterised by one controversial suggestion. Doing away with unfair dismissal.

Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

Unfortunately, as much as the control freaks want to - you can't do everything on your own! Sometimes, no matter how much energy or talent you have, y...