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 […]
Employee Engagement Jobs
On the hunt for a new challenge? We update our jobs page every week, bringing you the very latest employee engagement and internal comms roles. Simply click on a job title below for full details on each role. Good luck with your search! Communications and Employee Engagement Manager Location: Edinburgh Salary: Not Listed Organisation: Sykes Closing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Closing the gap: when perception and reality collide
I’m sure many of you would have seen last week’s fairly spectacular video, in which Sports Direct founder, Mike Astley, was filmed pulling out a wad of £50 notes as he was searched ahead of a factory tour. I’m sure I’m not the only comms professional to be somewhat baffled by how somebody so senior […]
Guest Blog Series: Q & A with Peter Haigh, MD of Bristol Energy
Peter Haigh is the MD of Bristol Energy, an energy company set up by Bristol City Council with an ethos built on values of fairness and equality. Bristol Energy has a ‘Social Good Mission’ which sets it apart from other energy companies by making sure any profit it accumulates is poured straight back into the […]
People Lab land in Brighton!
I was recently interviewed by the Financial Times (article to appear next week!) for an article they are due to publish on motivation and productivity during the summer slump. From my perspective, I don’t really see there being much of a ‘slump’ any more (but for times which are quieter read my tips to keep […]
Guest Blog Series: Brexit and its Local Impact By David Forman – HR Adviser, Aberdeen City Council
For those of us who have a fascination for the machinations of all things political, the EU referendum is almost certainly the single most important political event for the UK of this and the next generation. With the dust still rising, it’s not really going to start to settle until the UK’s new trading relationship […]