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Employee Motivation: The Role of Training and Development

Yesterday was the UK’s first official Employee Motivation Day, set up by Argos for Business to spread appreciation throughout the country’s workforce. Whilst cynics are likely to deem it superficial, the more forward-thinking will embrace it as an opportunity to discuss the wider issue of productivity and, by extension, the UK economy.

Article by: | Published: 22 January 2015

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Essential truths of employee motivation

With January Blues kicking in following the festive Christmas period, we recognise that employees can often experience a slump in motivation at this time of year

Article by: | Published: 22 January 2015

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How to Lead Difficult Employees

Although it is nice to imagine that everyone you come into contact at work, especially those you lead, will have respect for you and the work they are doing, this is sometimes not the case. In fact, you may often come up against employees who are “difficult” in terms of the way they conduct themselves professionally.

Article by: | Published: 11 December 2014

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The happiness barometer

With remote and flexible working on the increase over the past few years and set to increase even further, Conference Genie discover which cities of the UK have hidden talent in terms of workforce.

Article by: | Published: 1 December 2014

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Motivating employees in the run up to Christmas

It may seem that we are only just celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night but the reality is that Christmas is only a few weeks away and it is imperative to start thinking about how you will motivate your colleagues in the run up to Christmas

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014

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Inspiring creativity in the workplace

Unlike other tasks at work, it is hard to be creative on demand. Because of this, it can be difficult to inspire creativity in your employees. You may find that one day you have a creative flurry of ideas on your hands, while the next day the creativity has dried up.

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014

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Attracting top performers and staff retention

Reality HR has recently won the national Working Mums Top Employer Award for Talent Attraction and Managing Director of Reality HR, Laura Davis, provides some useful tips on how to attract top performers to your business and the need to develop a strategy for long-term staff retention.

Article by: | Published: 14 October 2014

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Just what is engagement?

Tom drove to work. He walked into the office, left the keys to the van on the desk and told the depot manager in no uncertain terms that he was resigning. He’d had enough. He could no longer take the pressure ‘management’ were putting him under to do more and more deliveries per day. Their expectations were totally unrealistic. It’s not that Tom had any other job to go to. He also had a family to look after - but he’d reached breaking point. Enough was enough. Tom was so disengaged with his job - he quit. Article by Dominic Irvine founder of Epiphanies LLP.

Article by: | Published: 6 October 2014