Employee Engagement

Reinvigorating productivity – the new HR imperative?

reinvigorating productivity

I’ve recently been involved in helping to organise an event which is being put on at extremely short notice. It will probably be alright on the night, but it’s been a stressful and not particularly enjoyable experience. All other work has had to be put on the back-burner, and everyone involved knows the final result […]

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What is Britain’s ideal office?

What is Britain's ideal office?

What is your ideal office? An environment where you’re free to create and work with minimal supervision or a micromanaged space with constant instructions? How about casual attire and subsidised gym memberships? The ideal office is different for everyone, but we’ve asked Britain and the people have spoken! According to our research, the perfect office […]

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How to get your team back in the zone

in the zone

It’s a funny time of year. People are either on holiday, just back from holiday, or fed up because they haven’t had a holiday. The conversation in the office revolves around just how long the wait was at passport control and just how much rain there was in Cornwall. Everyone’s lost energy and focus, no-one’s […]

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Self-Service: How to prepare for employee roll-out

self-service

There is a huge percentage of adults who are already using self-service functionality in their regular life: online shopping, social media, ordering dinner, booking flights, etc. So, why not bring these same concepts into their work life? Self-service can be valuable for everyone in the organisation. It allows HR to focus on more than just […]

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HR can help improve productivity across the business

Worrying news this week in the shape of a survey from Unit4 which suggests employees in the UK are wasting almost a third of the working year on repetitive, administrative tasks. This kind of unproductive working is costing companies dearly – with the research suggesting the lost time adds up to a cost of £411.4 […]

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Key questions to ask when a manager is failing

HR are often the first to notice when a manager is struggling with their role. There’s an unusually high turnover of staff in their team. Absence levels in the department are going through the roof. Project deadlines are slipping and performance is on a downward spiral. In these scenarios, it’s easy to assume that the […]

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How to up the ‘happiness factor’ at work

employee engagement

Look up from your desk for a moment and survey the people and the atmosphere around you. Are employees happy and smiling? Getting on with their work, but finding time to exchange pleasantries or enjoy the odd joke with colleagues? Or is the atmosphere a bit grim? Everyone with their heads down, looking miserable and […]

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Baby (Boomers) still in the corner at work

baby boomers work

A new survey out this week from Canada Life has added to the weight of research showing that older employees face a lack of support and ingrained negative attitudes at work. According to a report in HR Magazine, of the 1,000 plus people surveyed, only 12% felt older workers were appreciated and respected, while just […]

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