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A first look at improving productivity and culture
New research enables measuring how employee engagement actually increases productivity and profits bringing some hard numbers to a soft science says Juha Huttunen, CEO of VibeCatch.
Engagement: we’ve got the evidence, now let’s act on it
Today we find the UK near the bottom of the workplace productivity league. The UK economy is growing steadily, but productivity growth is virtually zero.
Could you benefit from a more neurodiverse workforce?
The term ‘neurodiversity’ is being used to describe an emerging aspect of workplace diversity and inclusion, referring to people with alternative thinking styles such as autistic people, dyslexic people, and ADHDers.
Happy employees make for a bumper bottom line
If an employee is engaged and interested in the running of a business, then that business is likely to fare better than the competition. So what should companies be aware of?
The changing face of employee benefits
Employee benefits are the third most influential factor for engaging and retaining employees after salary and career progression. So what further elements, such as financial help outside the salary, should you be offering them?
Why a happy worker is more likely to stay
Fuller’s brewery has seen a huge drop in the numbers of people leaving the business since implementing a new programme of employee benefits. So what did they do?
Educating your employees about finance
Employers should be worried about their workers’ financial wellbeing as it has a direct impact on their productivity and peace of mind. A new provider of financial wellbeing shows you how.
Why silence is the biggest threat to the workplace
This is an open column in response to global events, which seem to have given hatred, xenophobia, and a desire to exclude people, a public voice and platform.
The secret ingredient of workplace happiness and success
How can a company go about building a collaborative, productive and competitive workforce? By creating a culture built on trust.
How effective tech aids employee engagement
Digital and social tools can enhance recognition, communication and collaboration within a company — and help improve employee engagement, says Jo Dodds of Engage for Success.
How to Engage Employees successfully
Although there are many ways to run an engagement programme, there is one common denominator in those that succeed – the leadership must believe that engaged employees are good for the organisation.
Workplace transparency — a clear choice for companies
Companies can't fight the power of social media. They need to embrace transparency in the workplace and listen and respond to employee feedback in order to protect their brand.
Get 'appy: a great way to engage your employees
Employee apps can play an important role in employee engagement. The trick is building or buying the right one for your company needs, and then using it effectively.
Developing a winning strategy for employee engagement
Organisations benefit from motivating and engaging their employees - but building a supportive workplace culture isn't straightforward. We asked the experts how best to do it.
Critical questions in a changing world of work
Our post-recession world of work throws up several challenges for employees and those who manage them.
The challenges of employee engagement: and how to meet them
How organisations can create the right strategy for effective employee engagement.
Smoothie operators: learning lessons the innocent way
Innocent drinks engages its people through empowerment and transparency, and gives them the chance to try new ideas without fear of failure.
What is employee engagement and is it worth our attention?
The roots of employee engagement go back over 50 years, but it is over the last decade or so that it has spread as a term and point of focus.
Employee engagement and benefits expert panel
We spoke to four business experts about employee engagement and benefits to find out about strategy and developments within the industry.
Engaging employees is the key to bringing back integrity to financial services
Preventing further scandals in financial services doesn’t require more regulation, it’s about a change of culture, say Jeannette Lichner.
Communicating employees benefits in the digital age
Today's revolution in technology is changing all areas of our lives. The expectation of choice that people have in their home life when making purchases and decisions, is becoming the case with being able to choose benefits.
The secrets to wellbeing, health and happiness
Wellbeing, health and happiness in the workplace is more important than ever — and organisations who put these concepts at the top of their agendas stand to benefit from engaged, high-performing staff.
Pensions: a quiet revolution
Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, looks at how we can reinvent pension saving in the UK ready to meet the challenges of living longer and an ageing society.
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