Employee Engagement

Supporting cultural change in an evolving HR landscape

We all know that changes are taking place across the HR world. Many of these are happening rapidly and simultaneously, and keeping pace is one of the biggest challenges facing HR practitioners and client organisations alike. But keep pace we must if we’re to do the best by our teams, create great workplaces and drive…

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Moving with the times: a tale of two retailers

Growing up in 1970s Britain had advantages and disadvantages. Lack of the vast array of technology channels we now have available meant day-to-day life was dramatically different to today, particularly for younger generations. Shopping is a perfect case-in-point.   In the mid-70s, it meant trawling round high streets, with out of town shopping malls being…

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Why remotely managed employees are good for business

Virtual teams are becoming the norm for many organisations as physical and digital business boundaries become increasingly blurred. Whether employees are distributed around a single region or country, or spread around the world in multiple time zones, there is a growing requirement for careful coordination of workloads and effective management of remote staff.   There…

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Following the path to engagement nirvana

We already know that engaged staff are critical to a company’s success – after all, it’s the principle that our business is built on. Now, many businesses are becoming increasingly savvy to the fact that a more formal, well-designed and well-executed Employee Engagement programme can measurably improve performance and drive change for long-term success.  …

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Employee measurement in a social, mobile and immediate world

With the spotlight firmly on the way employees are treated, particularly in light of the recent gender pay gap legislation, there has never been a more pressing need for organisations to review every aspect of their employee engagement strategy.   A fundamental part of this strategy review should focus on the technology and tools that…

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Positive engagement in a digital world: one size can never fit all

Social and digital channels have come under the spotlight for consumers this week – for very much the wrong reasons.  With such vast numbers of people potentially affected by the Facebook data breach, it is only right that questions will be asked about the security and privacy of social channels.   But while fundamental changes…

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A question of trust: a note of caution for closer workplace surveillance

With Amazon’s recent announcement about its attempt to patent wearable technology which will enable the tracking of employees’ movements, the question of trust in the workplace has once again been brought to the fore.   While Amazon hasn’t yet made it clear whether it plans to use the wristbands to monitor its own staff, it…

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Should we be sleeping on the job?

The BBC has just published an article about Public Health England’s warning of the dangers to health of inadequate sleep and the negative impact this can have on work productivity.   Public Health England’s possibly rather radical suggestion is that employees should be given places to rest in order to boost productivity. But can this…

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