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 […]

Guest Post: How Reducing Staff Turnover Helps to Build a Successful Business

If you were put in the position of doing just one thing you believe is critical to the success of your business, what would it be? Answer that question in the privacy of your own mind. Now, we want to challenge you with an idea that may never have occurred to you: reducing staff turnover […]

Guest Post: How do zero hour contracts affect motivation in the workplace?

For a long time zero hour contracts have been the subject of a fairly contentious debate. Regardless of this, it is important to ensure that employee’s who are on these contracts feel as valued and willing to work as those who are not. In this weeks guest post, Jenny Ho, on behalf of Law on […]

What do employees want from their boss?

It’s an emotive question. There are thousands of quotes and theories on how to be a good leader but in practical terms what do all those theories and quotes really mean? If you talk to employees about what they want from their manager then it seems to be the little things that matter. Things like: Honesty […]

Why staff retention is paramount

The leading job site and global hiring resource, Indeed, has released research revealing the scale and economic impact of unfilled vacancies on the UK economy. According to the research unfilled vacancies are costing the UK economy a staggering £18 billon per year. As the UK economy and labour market grows we are seeing falling unemployment […]

How far should we take employee engagement?

According to Gallup’s latest country study ‘State of the Global Workplace’, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Sadly the results show that the actively disengaged employees around the world outnumber the engaged employees 2 to 1. Not very encouraging statistics are they? The figures reported in Gallup’s study also highlight how employee engagement […]