Category: Employee Engagement

From pointless chatter to meetings that matter!

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 concerning is that over half of these meetings are deemed unnecessary and over 70% of office workers say that they […]

September 19, 2016

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Top ten ways to improve 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 great ways to build trust within your team – check out our blog on trust building […]

September 19, 2016

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The cost of employee burnouts

Like many in the world of HR, our resident experts are aware of the true cost of employee burnouts on both productivity and mental health. The World Health Organisation defines a burnout as “a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been successfully managed”and research from within Capita suggests that stress is the biggest […]

September 19, 2016

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How self service learning can help fill a need

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 what work place […]

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

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 restructure or relocating the team are a handful of changes that may need to happen to keep up with the ever changing […]

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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