Brainstorming: Engaging, or Alienating?
Being part of a brainstorming session can sometimes feel like being on a panel show; you’re forever trying to make a joke, but there’s always someone louder than you who makes the audience laugh first. I wouldn’t describe myself as shy or particularly quiet (at all), though I’ve often found myself blending into the background […]
Generation Z: Stop Assuming, Start Engaging
When you think of age discrimination at work, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many of us, age discrimination conjures images of older employees being treated unfairly. A former colleague of mine once told me that she’d been dyeing her hair for a number of years, despite wanting to embrace her […]
Praise for effort, not just performance – The role of mindset in engaging employees
Did you know that praising a child for their intelligence can actually undermine their motivation and subsequent performance? Seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? But a ground-breaking study by psychologist Muller and Dweck in 1998 found just this. In their research they gave 128 students between the ages of 10-12, a series of non-verbal IQ test, consisting […]
What’s cooking? How employee appreciation can get better results
If you’re eating out anytime soon and want to get a good meal, then choose to eat in a place where the chefs can see you whilst they cook. Why? A recent research study showed that customer satisfaction with food shot up by 10 per cent when chefs could see their customers, even though customers […]
Happy Birthday Twitter! How time flies, is it time to slow down yet?
It’s hard to believe that been 10 years since Twitter launched. According to my Twitter profile @lisapantelli, I joined in August 2008. I remember at the time thinking I was a bit of a late adopter having only just mastered the art of mail merge (how annoying was that as a task!?) and it took […]
The Power of Internal Networking
This week’s blog from Lisa: The power of internal networking: Networking. What does this conjure up for you? Rooms of over-eager sales people desperate to sell? The awkwardness of having to try and negotiate out of a conversation when you’d rather be speaking to someone you’ve known for years? Or an opportunity to spread the […]
Leaders of the Future: What’s next?
This week’s blog from Lisa: February was a busy month for us. With lots of lovely new clients coming on board, the release of our #SpotlightOn research, plus general day-to-day business we were grateful for the extra day in the month! Perhaps my personal highlight was undoubtedly the honour and delight of winning the ‘Future […]
Spotlight On The Employee Engagement Profession Launches!
Spotlight On The Employee Engagement Profession Launches! We launched our latest research, ‘Spotlight On The Employee Engagement Profession’ at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations at an exclusive event last Wednesday 24th February. The research was borne out of a need to understand why companies still struggle to improve employee engagement, despite the fact that it […]
White-paper: Spotlight On The Employee Engagement Profession
It’s time to spread the word, you can now download our recent research white-paper for ‘Spotlight On The Employee Engagement Profession’. The research was borne out of a need to understand why companies still struggle to improve employee engagement, despite the fact that it is rising up the business agenda. If you work in HR, Employee […]
Is it time for transformational performance management?
Is it time for transformational performance management? This week’s blog from Emma: According to research by Josh Bersin, human resources (HR) technology specialist at Bersin by Deloitte, performance management is set to become the hottest and most disruptive area in HR. An article published this week by Computer Weekly states that more than 60% of […]