December 12, 2017

3 FREE gifts you could give to your employees this Christmas

At this time of year, employees of organisations everywhere are attending Christmas parties, pulling Secret Santa names out of hats, and sporting festive jumpers ahead of the Big Day. Many workplaces indulge their employees with gifts during this season, from bottles of fizz to all-expenses paid Christmas bashes. Although these traditional gifts will (undoubtedly) be […]

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December 11, 2017

Why does gratitude at work matter?

I recently watched a fantastic documentary, called Minimalism (I know, I know – I’m really late to the party here!) For those of you who haven’t seen it, the film centres on two men in the US, who call themselves ‘The Minimalists.’ They gave up all belongings they considered unnecessary, seeking to achieve happiness with […]

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November 10, 2017

How does your work environment affect your productivity?

Most of us have worked in less-than-inspiring office settings during our working lives. We know that different people need different things in order to be productive; for example, you might need a quiet space to reflect on research findings you’ve been busily compiling. Maybe you need a social area, to relax in and catch up […]

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November 3, 2017

Are these interview questions alienating your perfect candidates?

What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked in an interview? I was once asked: ‘If you could be any animal, what would you be – and why?’ I imagine the reaction to this type of question is a mixed bag. I immediately blurted ‘TURTLE’ (I’m not sure what this says about me…I answered this […]

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October 31, 2017

Moving on: How to maintain engagement when an employee decides to leave

  People leave jobs for all kinds of reasons. Lack of recognition, no clear path to promotion, bad management – they’re all scenarios we’re familiar with, whether it’s from our own experience, or from the mounting research on employee attrition. However, we also know that people leave organisations for reasons we can’t foresee. Back in […]

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