Festive Period Planning: It’s Never Too Early

When do you start planning for the holidays? The week before? A few months in advance? Or do you start planning for next Christmas the moment this Christmas is over? We’re of the view that it’s never too early to start planning for the festive period – not for organisations trying to keep their employees […]

Motivation in the digital workplace

The workplace is changing, and digital technologies are having more and more of an impact. Instead of communicating by email and phone, we’re using instant messaging and communication boards like Slack and conferencing applications such as Skype. Employees collaborate more and teams who are based in different locations can work together in real time. Businesses […]

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 […]

Employee engagement: sharing your ‘why’

Happy employees are engaged, motivated and productive, so it makes sense to ensure that your employees are happy and they give their very best at work. People don’t buy what you do. People buy why you do it. Sharing your organisation’s purpose, why it does what it does, drives positive behaviour. In other words, if […]

Employee engagement key to employee retention

Recruitment and retention are still a key challenge for HR professionals. Recruiting new employees is both expensive and time-consuming, which is why organisations and HR professionals need to work hard to recruit and retain good employees. Just look at these recruitment statistics from Glassdoor… It takes an average of 52 days to fill an open […]