Category: Employee Engagement

A Handy Guide to Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

Giving and receiving criticism can often be awkward and tricky. Simon shares his tips on how to handle it properly! By Simon Underwood 3 Perspectives to consider You’re at your wits end, you’ve explained how to do this basic task to your employee and they don’t get it, you may want to shout and scream […]

September 19, 2016

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Supporting an Ageing Workforce

With the increase in people working after the old fashioned ‘retirement’ age, we now have potentially five generations all at work at once!  With Traditionalists and Baby Boomers competing with Millennials and Gen Z, it becomes a complex challenge to manage diverse teams who all need different motivations, communications and training. Claire shares her tips […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Workforce

A multi-generational workforce is becoming increasingly common in the UK, but how do we make sure each generation is equally motivated when they have very different working styles and preferences? Here’s Laura’s guide on how to motivate each generation of employees. By Laura Rigby Each generation will have experienced very different upbringings and will likely […]

September 19, 2016

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Improve Productivity with Hygge at Work

Creating a feeling of Hygge in your workplace can improve productivity and enhance creativity. Laura tells us all about this piece of Danish culture. By Laura Rigby No, I haven’t made a spelling mistake! Hygge, (pronounced “hue-gah”), is a Danish word which describes the feeling of contentedness and cosiness. I relate this to the feeling […]

September 19, 2016

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Assessing Potential: How does your workforce measure up?

Planning for succession within your organisation can be fraught with controversy! Do you bring experienced people in (if you are in the right place to put together an attractive package spend valuable time and money recruiting the right person)? Or would it be a better investment to promote from inside? And if so how do […]

September 19, 2016

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: HR smoothes the way

In the era of flexible and remote working spaces, there remain vastly more businesses which require ‘solid’ premises. There are a range of reasons why a company may move: to expand the operation in growth or when merging with another operation, to save on costs in harder times as well as move to enterprise zones […]

September 19, 2016

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Top 3 Take Aways for SMEs: engaging Millennials in the workplace

Over the past few years the HR180 blog pages (and numerous other articles) discussed  Millennials not really engaging with traditional workplaces. If your workforce is not allied to your business culture, what will keep employees coming to work? And if by 2020, 50% of the workforce will be Millennials, how can SME employers motivate this massive sector […]

September 19, 2016

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10 ideas to guide a successful mentoring programme

This spring Claire Morley-Jones helped start-up business founder Emily Forbes through the Plusnet Pioneers mentoring programme (see our earlier blog). What about for your business – could a mentoring programme work for you? Claire tells us more about what a good mentoring programme might look like for an SME. By Claire Morley-Jones A mentoring programme can […]

September 19, 2016

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How employee engagement can add £££ to your bottom line

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment that an employee has towards an organisation. Quite easily confused with employee satisfaction, Claire Morley-Jones (with help from Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Talent Q) looks at how employee engagement can truly be aligned to business goals and culture. By Claire Morley-Jones As an SME owner or manager looking to […]

September 19, 2016

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Ten building blocks for a better business team

With team building being good for business, there are many ways and means to bring people together to work better. The team at HR180 had an amazing ‘away day’ in the woods led by Ecotherapist, Hayley Gillard, this spring, for example.  On a day-to-day basis, what can SME owners and managers do to make their […]

September 19, 2016

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