General interest articles

Are you getting your employee survey right?

How well do you really know what your employees think about your business and their working environment? Do you do an employee survey to find out? Employee surveys promise much: they promise us that we’ll find out how to successfully motivate our employees, how to improve employee engagement and how to boost productivity. They seduce […]

Flexible working: Richard Branson style

Did you hear the news that Richard Branson has said that 170 employees on his UK and US personal staff can take holidays when they like, for as long as they like, as long as the timing of their break will not have a detrimental impact on the business? The news made headlines across the […]

Benefits of “inside” networking

Networking is simply about making connections with people and building relationships. So what is “inside” networking? Well, simply put, it is the application of networking ‘inside’ your current company or organisation. Connecting and networking with other colleagues in your organisation, even if your role doesn’t necessitate it. What is the point behind it? Inside networking […]

How to retain employees long term

According to a recent report, ‘one in three workers remain in a job for less than two years, revealing that the so-called job for life has all but disappeared.’ Employers now face a broad diversity of employees in the workplace, and are struggling to manage the complexities of their staff, and the issues that can arise […]

How to select the right Christmas rewards for staff

As summer slowly fades into a distant memory, employers are turning their attention to Christmas, setting out plans for festive rewards and incentives for their staff. But more than one-third (35%) of employees have never received a Christmas reward from their employer, according to research published by Edenred in September 2013. Its Saying thank you […]

Building staff loyalty – where to start?

Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures. Pay freezes and higher taxes have impacted on not just pay packets, but employees are also expected to do more than before.  In fact, 2013 was the fifth calendar year in a row when […]