Category: Employee Engagement

From pointless chatter to meetings that matter!

Laura, our Marketing Co-ordinator, discusses how you can make the most of your meeting minutes this week.  By Laura Thompson A recent UK survey of a thousand office workers across the UK suggested that an average employee spends a shocking ten hours and 42 minutes per week in meetings – scary isn’t it! Even more […]

September 19, 2016

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Top ten ways to improve your company culture

Laura is thinking about ways to spread the positivity this week – build your company culture!  1. Embrace transparency A transparent company culture can positively impact your entire organisation, by giving employees an insight into the operations and future of the business. Trust is the foundation of a fantastic company culture and there are many […]

September 19, 2016

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The cost of employee burnouts

You don’t want to realise when it’s too late – make sure you’re keeping note of how your employees are, are they staying late every night? Are they pushing themselves too far? Like many in the world of HR, our resident experts are aware of the true cost of employee burnouts on both productivity and […]

September 19, 2016

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How self service learning can help fill a need

By Isobel hallam Self-service is everywhere, from our banking through to will writing. We are increasingly looking at how we can be more self sufficient in what we do both in our personal lives and at work.  However, when it comes to learning and our professional development, we still have a very traditional approach to […]

September 19, 2016

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Motivate the non-motivated

You could have the most amazing highly skilled team on this planet but if they are not motivated you will get nothing from them. Keeping the whole team motivated isn’t easy and once one person is demotivated it can easily spread and before you know it, you have a whole team that is unhappy, negative […]

September 19, 2016

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Preparing your team for a change

Kim Mills, one of our fabulous HR Assistants, talks us through the process of change and how it can affect your team. By Kim Mills To run a successful business you need to move with the times and adapt to the current climate otherwise your business can get left behind. Slicker processes, new systems, a […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Tackle Procrastination in the Workplace

It’s about time we got around to writing this blog… By Nuhman Sharif Procrastination, need I define it? It affects each and every one of us from time to time! So, the million-dollar question is, how do we combat this menace, this unwelcome visitor, this hindrance to our progress? Well help is at hand because […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Avoid these Onboarding Pitfalls

In this blog, Laura discusses the common mistakes to avoid when onboarding in a new organisation. By Laura Hayden An effective onboarding process is crucial for providing new hires with the tools and know-how to achieve a fruitful career within a company. Whilst many employers do their best with this stage of the employment lifecycle, […]

September 19, 2016

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Conflict doesn’t always need mediation

In this blog, Tim discusses how a conflict doesn’t always need mediation.  By Tim Frear The employment relationship can be fragile and as we’re spending so much of our lives at work, when this relationship starts to break down, mediation is a great way to resolve issues and disputes. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) […]

September 19, 2016

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Hands Off Management

Simon talks ‘hands off’ management and why it’s so important for creating a happy and healthy workplace culture. By Simon Underwood You’ve made it! You’re a manager! The world is your oyster and there are minions all around you ready to do your bidding! However, with great power comes great responsibility. You‘ve probably worked your […]

September 19, 2016

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