February 16, 2018

The Positive Psychology behind Random Acts of Kindness

  *Don’t miss our 30 Random Acts of Kindness ideas – download it for free here!* This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, an event we love celebrating here at People Lab. Random Acts of Kindness (or RAOK) are simple, free or inexpensive acts that anyone can do, to spread a little kindness and […]

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February 9, 2018

What can we learn from ‘Engagement Outliers?’

  If you’re passionate about creating a great place to work, you’re probably familiar with Aon Hewitt’s 2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report. The annual study reiterated that engagement levels have stagnated; globally, just 63% of employees are engaged. This shows a two-point decrease on the previous year. Progress is predicted to be painfully […]

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February 7, 2018

The Importance of Workplace Friendships

  Whether you’re based in an office or in another working environment, it’s likely that you’re spending a considerable proportion of your time at work. On average, UK employees spend 31 hours a week at work*, though spending eight hours or more in the workplace each day isn’t uncommon. Coupled with time spent sleeping, commuting […]

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February 2, 2018

The Vital Role of Trust in Employee Engagement

  The 18th annual Edelman Trust Barometer was published on 29th January 2018, providing insight from 33,000+ respondents in 28 countries. The international study covered a range of themes and subjects this year – from the impact of social media and Donald Trump’s governmental changes in the US, to the effects of leadership and management […]

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January 30, 2018

Why stories aren’t just for kids

  This week*, is national storytelling week – and whilst we all love a good story, you might ask, what has that really got to do with employee engagement? Well, having a clear, compelling story about where an organisation is going (and why!) can really help provide employees with a vision and a purpose. Helping […]

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