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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

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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

The HRDirector Features

New rules of engagement

A promised outcome of Brexit was that UK businesses will be more free to trade outside the EU. It is uncertain at this stage how this promise will pan out, and what special new trading relationships the UK will develop, so companies should have one eye on new opportunities, and the other on the many and varied rules, regulations laws and cultures evident in the big wide world.

Article by: | Published: 26 October 2016

The HRDirector Features

Sum of the parts

Focusing on employee engagement and wellbeing, Unipart set about making employees feel even more cared for, and training managers to really listen to people was key. To operate well, a logistics relies on total commitment, so as well as engaged and happy people, the business benefits were immediately obvious.

Article by: | Published: 21 September 2016

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People strategy trumps business strategy, every time

The fundamental driver of innovation and productivity within any organisation is the people working for it. For this reason, the establishment of a successful people strategy is one of the key considerations in promoting greater performance, both internally and within the marketplace.

Article by: | Published: 9 September 2016

The HRDirector Features

Success breeds contentment

Eighty percent of UK employees who say they work for high performing organisations are engaged compared to only 20 percent of those working for low performing organisations. And 80 percent of employees who think their organisation is customer-centric are engaged. With comment from Sally Winston, Global Head of Employee Engagement ORC International.

Article by: | Published: 15 July 2016