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Retention fears for UK PLC intensifies

Talent management concerns are rising as one in three (31 percent) senior executives plan to prioritise employee retention and training over the next 12 months. A similar proportion (29 percent) of senior decision-makers say talent attraction is a key concern, as the ‘war for talent’ is set to intensify.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 31 August 2019

Emotional intelligence – Newcastle October 15th

EQ Connects will host internationally renowned keynote speakers and EQ thought leaders from across the globe who will be sharing insights, ideas, experiences and fresh thinking on Emotional Intelligence with an audience of leaders from business and education. 

Contributor: EQ Connects | Published: 25 July 2019

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Ever questioned the intuition in your business?

The research serves as a direct call to action for the recruitment industry and is intended to empower HR decision makers who feel confined to using only competency questionnaires and other ‘hard’ measures to evaluate candidates.

Contributor: Alastair Paton | Published: 21 March 2019

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Businesses increasingly focused on engaging diverse talent

When quizzed on which demographics they are prioritising, 18 percent of respondents said they are focusing on emerging talent to boost future pipelines while 17 percent said they are directing resources into engaging female talent.

Contributor: Simon Blockley | Published: 8 January 2019

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Employee engagement vital for 2019 prosperity

UK business leaders must invest in effective and tailored employee engagement strategies to protect profits in the New Year. The recommendation comes following research from Deloitte which found that one in four UK employees (27 percent) admitted that they were ‘not performing their best’ at work

Contributor: Sandy Lucas | Published: 7 January 2019

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Why employee ideas are going to waste

Over a third of employees (34 percent) worldwide think that their company doesn’t listen to their ideas for improving the business. According to new research released by idea management company, Sideways 6. The findings explore how employees at all levels, at businesses of all sizes, all over the world feel their company treats their ideas.

Contributor: Will Read | Published: 8 July 2018

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Employees motivated by bad news as well, research finds

The consequence was that these participants earned about 30 per cent less than what they would have earned by being fully transparent in the experiment. One might expect that our ‘managers’ would have improved at establishing transparency by round 10, but they did not. In fact, they got worse.

Contributor: Press Release | Published: 31 October 2017

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Employee engagement remains stubbornly low

More than a quarter (28 percent) of employers struggle to engage their workforce. Employers say that lower productivity (59 percent) is being driven by a lack of employee engagement. Key warning signs include internet browsing, being constantly late and chatting with colleagues.

Contributor: Matthew Harradine | Published: 11 August 2017

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Job satisfaction – managers are dropping the ball

According to research released today, job satisfaction and employee engagement are not doing well at UK large businesses – and both line managers and executive teams have to share the blame. It found that less than half of employees (43 percent) say they feel valued for their contribution to the business. Richard Webley, Managing Director – Dragonfish.

Contributor: Richard Webley | Published: 3 March 2017

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New years resolution – cut out annoying phrases

The most annoying office phrases should be stamped out as part of our New Year’s Resolutions. 2,602 office workers across the UK voted for the terms they hate the most. Compiled by Kit Out My Office, an online retailer of office furniture.

Contributor: Gareth Jones, Business Manager at Kit Out My Office | Published: 3 January 2017