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The pursuit of promoters – how to improve the employment experience

Increasing the number and proportion of Promoters can only be achieved by knowing what motivates them and how to get the best out of them. If this requires making improvements that are more innovative and radical than before, then this is a price worth paying.

Article by: Peter Meyler, Associate and Head of Workplace Consultancy - Barnett Waddingham | Published: 6 January 2020

The Four Cornerstones of Empowering Others Through Effective Feedback

For example, imagine someone telling someone else: “As you have said you would like to improve your fitness, I recommend you go to the gym.” This is actionable, but not specific. If that same person said, “Go to the gym each Friday at 6pm for 60 minutes and do these four exercises to improve your leg strength and overall fitness,” then that changes everything. Specificity is the key to progress because it empowers the other person to act.

Article by: Simon Day - Toastmasters International | Published: 22 December 2019

Three Ways to Digitise the Workplace to Boost Employee Engagement

The benefits and outcomes of digital tools must be communicated to employees on a consistent basis, and rewards and recognition work well to increase engagement. When done right, the tools will improve productivity, morale, and overall engagement.

Article by: Joanne Regan-Iles, Executive Director Human Resource and Talent Acquisition Europe - TTEC | Published: 17 December 2019

Students moving into the workplace

I’m currently studying engineering at Liverpool and stats. in my sector don’t paint a great picture either. More than a third (37.2%) of engineers described their mental health as “fair” or “poor” and more than a fifth take time off because of mental health. In reality this is likely much higher, given the engineering sector is mostly men (79.5%) and 40% of men don’t talk about their mental health.  

Article by: Ben West | Published: 11 December 2019

Engagement is the key to the productivity puzzle 

In June 2011, after a ten-year study, the Harvard Business Review (in partnership with the LSE, McKinsey and Stanford University) announced that the USA was the best-managed country in the world. This was not a reference to the Obama administration but a critique of how businesses are run. The US, we were told, has better managers than its fellow G7 states. 

Article by: Stuart Hearn | Published: 2 December 2019

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Unlocking employee engagement 

Employee engagement is an item high on every HR and business leader’s agenda, with most companies currently trying to do everything they can to retain employees, reduce turnover and drive productivity. From pulse surveys and skills-building to reward and recognition schemes and real-time coaching.

Article by: Kiran Reddy Pasham | Published: 9 November 2019

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The impact of technology on talent management

HR must consider the implications of new technology for talent development and also embrace the possibilities of new HR-related technologies. For a field focused historically on people, HR’s journey towards a world increasingly underpinned by technology and data is proving at times to be slow and complex.

Article by: Carly Lund | Published: 18 September 2019

How to create employee experience to engage remote workers

Whether you are managing an entirely remote team or you are supervising both remote and in-house employees, you are probably worried about the challenge of engagement and ensuring your remote employees feel part of the team.

Article by: Carolyn Nevitte | Published: 19 August 2019

INTERNATIONAL
Philippines – Defining EX at Mynt

Employee experience (EX) is right at the top of the global business agenda in 2019 for the simple reason that it is delivering stunning results for brands worldwide. All business functions are getting their chance to craft and architect exceptional experiences that support people to be at their very best in work and life. When we talk about EX, we’re talking about every experience and interaction an employee has with a business. Everything. This is a broad and strategic approach that is challenging every support function, including HR, to take a stand on what really matters to a brand and ensure the EX reflects that. CONTRIBUTOR Ben Whitter 

Article by: Ben Whitter | Published: 1 August 2019