It’s the People Lab 2017 Advent Calendar!


To get you all into the festive spirit, we’ve decided to treat you to 25 days of
employee engagement tips, treats and gifts.

Simply keep an eye on our social media channels to see what’s behind the doors
each day in the run up to Christmas – enjoy!


DECEMBER 13th – Top Tip!

DECEMBER 1st – OPENED – Miss our day one video? Watch it here.

When was the last time you checked your work email?  Many of us find ourselves dipping into our inboxes during the evenings, or over the weekend.  Even if you love your job, it’s important to make time for yourself. TIP: If you really can’t stay away from your inbox, limit the amount of time you’re spending on work emails when you’re out of the office. Set yourself a time (say 7pm) as a ‘cut off’….and stick to it!

DECEMBER 3rd – OPENED – The Tree of Engagement Techniques
Use the christmas baubles to remind you of ways you can engage your employees.  Miss it on December 3rd?  You can still download it here.

DECEMBER 4th – OPENED – The first of our fantastic freebies!
Did you miss our ‘Best Self’ giveaway? Download it here.

At the beginning of January, many of us reflect on our day-to-day practice and habits – including our approach to work. Instead of waiting until next month, why not get started today? Whether it’s something you want to do more of in 2018, or something you want to change for the better, making plans now will ensure you’ll be prepared when the new year arrives. TIP: Take five minutes out every day in December to reflect on this – you could keep a journal, make quick notes on your phone, or send yourself daily emails.

DECEMBER 6th – OPENED – Employee Engagement by Emma Bridger 20% off
Order Emma’s fantastic book ‘Employee Engagement‘ through the Kogan Page Website and enjoy a 20% discount!
Just use the code EEAD20

DECEMBER 7th – OPENED – Our Recommended Reads
We’ve rounded up our favourite employee engagement books.  Don’t forget, you can still use the code above for 20% off Emma’s book if you get it through the Kogan Page Website. Download our book wish list here.

DECEMBER 8th – OPENED – Lunch in the capital with People Lab!
Simply like and share any of our advent calendar posts on either Facebook, Twitter or Linked in, to be in with a chance of winning this great prize! We will contact the winner on Monday 11th December. Good luck!

DECEMBER 9th – OPENED – Top Tip!
When was the last time you thanked a colleague for their input, help or ideas? As the year draws to a close, the festive period is a time when many of us reflect on the last 12 months. Who have you worked closely with this year, and what did you achieve together? How did your team mates impact the success of a particular project? TIP: Remember to say thank you! Take some time out this December, to reflect on how your colleagues have been involved in what you do, and how you’ve worked together to achieve your goals. Send them an email or note to show your appreciation – you might just make their day!

DECEMEBER 10th – OPENED – The Enablers of Employee Engagement
Why not print this out for your desk, to keep these enablers at the top of your mind when making your engagement plans for 2018?

DECEMBER 11th – OPENED – Top Tip!
As planning season continues, the lead up to the Christmas break can be a hectic time for many organisations. If you’re a people manager or leader, this period can be especially busy as you plan for the year ahead with your team. TIP: Sit down with each member of your team, and have an informal chat about what they hope the coming year will bring. How can you support each other in 2018? What would they like to see more of from you, as a leader – and what can you give to them? Make a note and reflect on your progress at the end of Q1.

DECEMBER 12th – OPENED – Employee Engagement Health Check
Complete these few questions and we will create you a free report, helping you to understand the health of employee engagement in your organisation and review how you’re performing against each of the enablers.  Take the health check.

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