Employee Engagement

Reviewing the critics: why does employee engagement stir up such emotion?

Engagement surveys elicit strong emotions. A recent article in the FT questions the purpose and credibility of engagement surveys, based on the first-hand experience of journalist Pilita Clark.   The article itself is reasonably balanced and points to some big queries about the ‘right’ way to measure engagement – 15 minutes for a survey is…

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The challenge for talent in a strong labour market

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that unemployment is at its lowest rate for over 40 years. This is of course great news for employees and employers alike, but a super tight labour market poses some specific challenges for businesses seeking to recruit and retain talent – and provides the biggest test of…

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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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