It’s Time to Spring Clean your Bad Workplace Habits

Do your staff have a tendency to check their work emails out of hours? Eat their lunch at their desks? Work overtime regularly? Then it’s time to clean up your workplace’s bad habits. Employee engagement can really suffer from bad workplace habits such as a competitive culture that involves working through lunches, staying late and […]

Recognising, Rewarding and Motivating Millennials

How do you solve a problem like millennials? Those lazy, entitled narcissists – they’re needy, and lack resilience. They’re uncreative and don’t work hard enough. They need constant praise, or they’ll just give up. So what do you do when your workforce is mostly made up of Generation Y echo boomers, otherwise known as Generation […]

How communication improves employee motivation

Inadequate and ineffective employee communications can be your worst enemy when it comes to employee motivation. It can result in high staff attrition rates, reduced customer satisfaction and falling productivity. When it comes to employee motivation, employee communications are your best friend. Not only do they have a positive impact on employee motivation, but they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide to the types of employee recognition programme

If you’re looking to build a culture and working environment based on employee appreciation, then implementing a formalised employee recognition programme is an extremely effective strategy. A successful recognition scheme has the power to impact on every area of your business, which means that there are lots of great reasons why implementing well-structured processes for showing […]