Ten top tips to help you communicate more efficiently with your employees

Trying to create employee communications that appeal to all your employees is a tough job; after all, you’re potentially talking to many different generations, nationalities, languages and abilities. It is imperative that organisations communicate effectively, because if you’re not communicating effectively, then it becomes tough to have a highly motivated, engaged and performing workforce. Effective communication […]

Are you doing the right things to engage your employees?

In its most recent “State of the American Workplace” report, Gallup Research found that 70% of US workers were either not engaged or were actively disengaged at work. We know that we need to address employee engagement, so perhaps a better question is, “How should we address employee engagement?” Of course, there are no shortage […]

Employee engagement is not currently a core focus for businesses

More than half (59%) of respondents believe that chief executive officers (CEOs) are focused on the numbers, rather than their employees, according to research by Coleman Parkes and the Workforce Institute at Kronos. The ‘The £60bn question report’, interviewed 500 people including business/operations managers, HR professionals, and employees amongst a cross section of UK-based organisations […]

The impact of different generations in the workplace

In many organisations there are now four generations working alongside each other: Generation Y (born 1980-1994), Generation X (1965-1980), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), and Traditionalists (born before 1945). And a new one Generation Z (born since 1995) is just about to enter the workplace. As a result HR professionals and managers face a real challenge to […]

The importance of employee engagement to improving productivity

George Osborne has come under fire after his plans for improving the UK’s lagging productivity were attacked by MP’s in a report. His “Productivity Plan” for the UK economy, which was published alongside last July’s Budget, puts the UK’s shortfall in productivity down to factors such as lower investment in equipment by businesses and low […]

Gaining top-level support for employee engagement

It’s that time of year when companies across the globe are undertaking their annual employee engagement survey to benchmark their employees’ level of engagement, loyalty and job satisfaction. These engagement surveys should help the leadership team shape company culture and address employee issues. However, less than 2% of CEOs look at the survey results more than […]