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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

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Employee retention: five things to implement

Have emotional intelligence: Easily the most inexpensive strategy to put in place is to be empathetic and appreciative of your staff. Saying ‘please’, ‘thank you’, being interested in your staff and praising their work is all it takes, but something that is missing in some workplaces.

Article by: | Published: 1 July 2016

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Reducing office space impacting on engagement

UK has more than twice as many open plan workers as the global average. Brits twice as likely to hot-desk as their international neighbours. But the UK is falling behind for engagement and workplace satisfaction.

Article by: | Published: 14 March 2016

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Why quantifying employee engagement for boardroom is a challenge

31 percent of employers in Western Europe say it’s difficult to measure the ROI of engagement on the wider business, and 30 percent say boardroom decision-makers cannot easily understand its impact. 68 percent of employers in Western Europe still rely on traditional annual staff surveys to measure engagement.

Article by: | Published: 2 March 2016

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Coaching for engagement

Coaching is one of the most valuable learning and development strategies an organisation can offer.

Article by: | Published: 16 December 2015

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Why UK workers aren’t going the extra mile

Employee willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, such as helping others with their workloads and volunteering for extra tasks has dropped significantly in the UK. According to CEB’s quarterly Global Talent Monitor report, only two-in-10 UK workers indicated high levels of ‘discretionary effort’ this quarter. Article by Brian Kropp, HR practice leader CEB.

Article by: | Published: 2 December 2015

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Creating a happy workforce with employee benefits

The strengthening economy means that the global competition for talent is fiercer than ever, and HR executives are looking for ways to not just attract the best job applicants, but also to retain their current workforce.

Article by: | Published: 10 September 2015

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Global mobility is growing fast, but is it effective?

The world is undoubtedly becoming more connected, and as a result businesses are too. In the wake of the international expansion of businesses (of every size and from every sector) a new human capital management role has emerged: that of the global mobility (GM) specialist.

Article by: | Published: 3 September 2015