Employee Engagement

Care Providers Should Share Ownership With Employees To Survive The Staff Shortage Crisis

Will Prochaska | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Will Prochaska

At a point where the Care sector is desperate for innovative solutions to challenges of low pay, an approach which makes employees owners in their business, and which drives their engagement, is one which more providers should examine closely.

Could Employers Do More To Support Mental Health?

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I'm talking about the side of mental health we avoid talking about, the side that makes us feel embarrassed, the one that has a stigma and makes people feel uncomfortable - mental health problems. The truth is that throughout our lives we are very likely to experience a mental health problem, temporary or longer-term.

The Best Investment You Can Make: What The High Street Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

Amelia Kallman | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

With the rise of online shopping, retailers were forced to rethink how they attract people to come into stores, and then how they convert those visits into sales. By giving people an in-store experience that they can't get online, brands have found the answer

Keeping Work Simple: Micro, Mobile And Made For You

Russell Acton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

How are world class employees meant to deliver world class performance if the tools they are given are holding them back? In the digital age, poor IT equals poor productivity. Nothing more and nothing less. It's time for a change, a culture shift, to empower employees and drive productivity.

What Does Employee Engagement Look Like?

Katie Woodland | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Katie Woodland

Before I jump in, why don't we just flip this on its head and have a look at what employee disengagement looks like. If you're at work right now, tak...

The Annual Appraisal: An Archaic System In A Modern World

Jamie True | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Jamie True

Ultimately, it is a win-win situation. A happy, skilled and motivated employee is far more likely to do a better job, while they are also far less likely to jump ship at the first opportunity.

HR Jargon, Wellbeing At Work And The Hug Hormone

Andrew Heath | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

The HR world is awash with buzzwords and hot topics - search Google for wellbeing at work and you get 58 million results! Here's this week's hot list:...

Resilience At Work - Another Paternalistic Endeavour?

Andrew Heath | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

Having been on the conference circuit over the last few months (Wellbeing at Work, HR Summit Barcelona and CIPD Annual Conference) we've heard the term 'resilience' being discussed in many of the seminars and break-out sessions. Many delegates have wanted to discuss that word on our stand, too:

Swine Flu, The Entrepreneur And The Key To Reducing Stress At Work

Andrew Heath | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Heath

Post traumatic stress disorder is well known - normally associated with soldiers off the battlefield. Less well-known is that around three quarters of people who survive critical illnesses get post intensive care syndrome, which is very similar.

To Be Bold When Others Are Fearful - How Shrewd Employees Can Use Social Technologies During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Nezhati

The FTSE is floundering, sterling is spiralling and British workers are bracing themselves for post-Brexit redundancies. The collective mood is one of...

EU Sitting Comfortably?

David Pearl | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Pearl

Eight year olds won't settle down and turn off the light until their parents have assured them the bedtime story turns out ok. Adults aren't as different as we'd like to think. And our political leaders know that as they use storytelling to put us to sleep.

Loyalty Redefined - With Apologies To Her Majesty

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Many of us have experienced a great surge of pride and affection for the Royal Family, and in particular for the Queen in recent weeks. A recent poll...

Are We Serious About Valuing Older Workers? Lessons From Robert de Niro

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

On a recent flight over to the US I watched the 2015 movie 'The Intern' - not Oscar winning stuff but a tongue in cheek reminder of what embracing mul...

Three Reasons Why Feelings Matter in Business

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Simple really, people have feelings. Customers, employees, and pets, all have feelings. We care about feelings The customer experience and employee...

Putting Mental Health at the Top of the Corporate Agenda

Peter O'Donnell | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Peter O'Donnell

As part of the latest Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced a £600m fund for mental health services over the next five years. Just la...

Are You Keeping Your Workforce 'Appy?

Patrick Watt | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Watt

It's estimated that there are now over 1.5 million mobile phone and tablet apps available to download. Whether you want to access your bank records, book a table for dinner, or even catapult 'angry birds', there will be an app that will meet your needs!

Getting Your Staff to Engage

Mac Attram | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Mac Attram

Unengaged employees physically show up for work every day but leave their heads and hearts at home. Not only is this a sad state of existence for the employees involved, but it's bad for the employers too. Employees who have "checked out" of their jobs aren't as productive as they could be.

Portrait of the Ultimate Employee Advocacy Champion

Maz Nadjm | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Maz Nadjm

Dedicated employees will do what they do because they believe in their company and want it to succeed, but some recognition can only be beneficial. By putting an employee advocacy program in place, companies can acknowledge and reward employees' spontaneous efforts.

Successful Brands Know the Answers to These Five Questions

Maz Nadjm | Posted 30.05.2015 | 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 22.05.2015 | 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 26.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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.