The Changing Face Of Work

Just as the way people work in the UK has changed a great deal over the past few decades – a move away from manufacturing to a service-based economy, the proliferation of computer use, and so on – so too has the way people are actually employed changed to match. Zero-hour contracts, an increase in […]

Drowned Out: Why Rewarding Those Who Shout the Loudest Can Be Bad For Business

How do you identify the best-performing members of staff? Some roles will have the productivity figures to make it simple – but it can often be more difficult, which can provide an extra challenge when it comes to recognition and rewards for your employees. When a team succeeds on a project, for example, is it […]

Managing Blended Workforces in the Gig Economy

Over the past decade, the way the world goes to work has changed a great deal – and some may say for the worse. A growing number of people are on zero-hour contracts and firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have tried classing workers as self-employed to avoid providing holiday or sick pay. These changes, […]

Improving Your Candidate Experience

When does your relationship with your employees begin? Their first day at work? Not quite – it begins the second they send you their application. A bad experience as a candidate means a negative image for a company – even if the candidate in question goes on to get the job. You want new hires […]

What is meant by employee engagement?

If you Google the phrase “definition of employee engagement” then you’ll come up with thousands of ideas about what employee engagement is. For example: “The emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” Kevin Kruse, Forbes Contributor and NY Times Best Selling Author “An emergent and working condition as a positive cognitive, […]

Respect your employees

Leaders play a significant part in employee engagement. It is our leaders that enable the full potential of employees to shine, that empower them to make decisions and be innovative, and invest in the potential of their staff with mentoring, additional responsibility and training. And crucial to this is a leader showing respect for their […]