Getting Workplace Gamification Right

When it comes to motivating employees, there’s no one-size fits all solution. Everyone needs different things to feel motivated and engaged in the workplace, so a variety of recognition and rewards is key.

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 […]

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 […]

Making a difference even if you’re not in charge

Have you ever seen or heard of an employer, particularly tech employers, doing some cool things or having great employee engagement policies and then though “But I don’t work there”? You’re not alone; some of us look at other leaders, who are really innovative trailblazers and say, “Shame, that’s not my boss.” You may not be able […]

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory to HR Responsibilities

When Abraham Maslow created his Hierarchy of Needs, he argued that humans are motivated by five essential needs: physiological, safety, social, self-esteem and self-actualisation (also known as self-fulfilment). At the bottom of the pyramid are our physiological needs such as food, water, sleep, and warmth. Safety concerns come next, and these include comfort, security, and […]

Top tips for creating a more motivated workforce

Less than a quarter (24%) of employees felt motivated at work after the Christmas break according to research by Red Letter Days for Business. The report, ‘Employee motivation: Who came out on top in 2015?’, is based on 2,006 responses from employees also found that just 21% of respondents aged between 18 and 24 felt […]