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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.  

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 29 June 2018

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Our American cousins and that “special” relationship

Of course, it would be a mistake to simply replicate the US process in the UK and vice versa. Indeed, what works in one regional area, won’t necessarily work in another, but there are some best practices being deployed in the US which may very well translate to the UK market.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 14 June 2018

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Power towards the positive

Whisper it, but things may just be moving in a more positive direction for employee engagement. Contributor Dr Paul Brewerton, Managing Director - Strengths Partnership. For the last three years, the CIPD has reported a small year on year increase in job satisfaction amongst UK employees across all sectors, modest in the private sector and more marked in the public sector. While overall, net satisfaction (calculated by subtracting the dissatisfied 16 percent from the satisfied 64 percent) hovers around 48 percent, this has increased from a low of just 40 percent two years ago (CIPD, 2017).

Article by: Dr Paul Brewerton | Published: 16 May 2018

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When technology makes us more human

Rather than technology driving the human out of the organisation, innovative HR teams in dispersed organisations are using their technology to create organisational relationships that are more human than ever.

Article by: Mark Lloyd, Director of Customer Experience - Redware | Published: 24 December 2017

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Sell the Sizzle, Not the Sausage

This means that they sell the benefits of a particular task or project rather than the functionality involved. This is far from an innovative approach, though: this old sales technique sees salespeople advocate a product’s benefits rather than its functionality. For example, if you want one of your employees to take on another task, it will increase the company’s productivity, expand its offering, save time and grow the bottom line. The above is the sausage.

Article by: Margo Manning | Published: 15 November 2017

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I want my EVP

One of the greatest assets of your business walks out the door every night. What are you doing to get them to return next day inspired, motivated, and enthused to be the best they can be? From Royston Guest, CEO of Pti-Worldwide.

Article by: Royston Guest | Published: 21 September 2017

7 Top Tips For Increasing Employee Motivation

It is no secret that a motivated workforce produces better results, sustains workplace morale and has a positive overall effect on the company. So, with Employee Motivation Day taking place on 25th February, it is time to consider the best ways to motivate your team and why this should be at the forefront of business thinking. Here are some top tips to increase engagement, motivation and morale in the workplace:

Article by: John McLachlan | Published: 19 February 2017

Bin the beanbags: what really keeps employees happy

Steven Slater, a former JetBlue flight attendant, gained cult status after he proudly announced his resignation over an aeroplane’s in-flight speaker in 2010. From Michelle Mills-Porter, CEO of Ensize UK.

Article by: Michelle Mills-Porter | Published: 20 January 2017

Beware of the engagement gap between standalone and affinity EAPs

Statistics show a huge variance in the levels of engagement between ‘lite’ affinity EAPs and those that are offered as a standalone policy. Article from Chris Cannon, business development manager, healthcare, Jelf Employee Benefits.

Article by: Chris Cannon | Published: 2 January 2017