What do your employees say about you?
Managing a team of people is a big undertaking. Knowing how to set team goals, how to motivate employees and being able to cope with last minute changes are things all good leaders could do in their sleep. Rolling out employee engagement surveys, or any kind of engagement training is a huge task for any […]
Mind the Gap: Do your survey results match the culture of your organisation?
Running an employee engagement survey is fairly standard procedure in many organisations these days. Companies all over the world are starting to understand the amazing effects of successful employee engagement – not just for their people, but their profits too. Surveys can provide great insight into the thoughts, feelings and opinions of employees. They’re practical […]
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was 5 years old, my mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon When […]
Yahoo’s Employee Engagement Disaster
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has been the subject of several news stories since her promotion to the role in July 2012. In February this year, she caused a stir when she banned employees from working at home, claiming that ‘people are more productive when they’re alone, but they’re more collaborative and innovative when they’re […]
Think Happy Thoughts
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan It’s not always easy to think happy thoughts. Sometimes life throws up challenges, stumbling blocks that can wipe the smiles from our faces and makes getting through the day that little bit tougher. However, […]
A Rough Guide to Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement is a complex concept, and if you’re new to it, it can all seem a little overwhelming. Run or ditch the survey? Does the MD need to be involved? What happens if it doesn’t work? Where do I begin? If it’s a concept you’re still trying to get your head around, don’t worry. […]
Top Tips for Engaging Employees
At People Lab, we’re passionate about sharing what works. We think it’s really important to spread the word about employee engagement – after all, if everyone was engaged and happy at work, wouldn’t the world be a much better place? We’ve taken a selection of top tips from our ebook, ‘What’s your #toptip for engaging […]
“We all know how important it is to identify and support talented practitioners, especially at the early stages of their career. These are the people who will help to shape the future of internal communication, influencing and motivating others.” Suzanne Peck, IoIC President The Institute of Internal Communications (IOIC) have released their 30 under 30 […]
Starting Afresh: Making an impact in a new workplace
So, you’ve moved on. As happy as you were in the organisation you used to work for, you’re really excited at the prospect of the new challenges that await you in your new role. You’ve met some of your colleagues, your new manager is lovely, and the organisation sounds like a really great place to […]