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A guide to performance appraisal success

The research, conducted by Stephen Wood at the University of Leicester and Shaun Pichler and Gerard Beenen, both at the California State University, Fullerton, is based on a meta-analysis of existing research. It shows that acceptability of appraisals is enhanced when feedback is frequent and standards are set and clear to employees but also that these two things have a synergistic relationship, so feedback has a greater effect when standard setting is good.

Article by: Professor Stephen Wood | Published: 23 November 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

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Whispers in the corridors of Whitehall

Study finds office politics at its most rife in the civil service (and lowest in the legal sector). From Robert Stewart, consulted leading psychologist at uCheck.

Article by: Robert Stewart | Published: 4 July 2017

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7 Top Tips For Increasing Employee Motivation

It is no secret that a motivated workforce produces better results, sustains workplace morale and has a positive overall effect on the company. So, with Employee Motivation Day taking place on 25th February, it is time to consider the best ways to motivate your team and why this should be at the forefront of business thinking. Here are some top tips to increase engagement, motivation and morale in the workplace:

Article by: John McLachlan | Published: 19 February 2017

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

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Employee experience critical to employee retention

Organisations that dedicate 1 percent or more of payroll to values-based rewards and recognition are more likely to perceive greater impacts on financial outcomes.

Article by: Globoforce | Published: 29 December 2016

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Increase Employee Satisfaction, NOW! Here’s how.

An employee’s job satisfaction is the result of a combination of factors including financial remuneration, being part of a positive working environment with productive working relationships and the opportunity to grow and develop. Article by Chris Rowson, Managing Director at Ecardshack.

Article by: Chris Rowson. | Published: 19 December 2016