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Print – Issue 172 | Article of the Week

“The challenge is to create an employee experience which fits into a future we don’t yet fully understand. It can be easy to forget the ‘human’ and focus solely on the ‘resources’ amidst a sea of day-to-day demands and targets. But we must stay supremely focused on our shared humanity” 

Article by: Marcus Wylie | Published: 20 February 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: 8 February 2019

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Employee engagement biggest challenge in 2019

An annual study commissioned by Cascade HR has revealed the topics most likely to keep Human Resources professionals awake at night in 2019. Employee engagement has topped the list for the second year running, with 40 percent of the 423 respondents believing it will be their biggest challenge over the next 12 months.

Article by: Oliver Shaw | Published: 27 November 2018

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Employee Engagement in The Digital Age

The modern employeee craves flexibility – and we all know that a happier workforce is a more productive one. In fact, a recent PWC survey found that when employees are offered the ability to work from home, they are 48 percent more likely to rate their job satisfaction as 10/10.

Article by: Linda Aiello | Published: 1 September 2018

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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