Employee engagement and you
Employee engagement and you Can you quite believe we are already in March 2015? I’m sure some of us are still coming around to reality again after the holiday festivities, rubbing sleep out of our eyes, stretching, yawning, wondering when we will see the sun again (surely, it can’t be long now?). Sun or […]
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! Sometimes working in engagement can feel a little bit like being a marriage guidance counselor. So often my role involves opening up the lines of communication between individuals and teams. Getting people to open up and talk about what they want and need from their work […]
There’s no such thing as a free breakfast
There’s no such thing as a free breakfast I worked with a client some years ago, who were going through the process of moving some 2000 employees from a rather outdated office into a lovely, shiny new office. They came up with what they thought was a brilliant idea – to give all employees a […]
Does your workspace engage you?
Does your workspace engage you? These days well over half of employees work in open plan spaces. A good work environment is somewhere employees can communicate freely, but do open plan offices support or inhibit this? Open plan seems like a good idea but what about the downside? How well do employees work when they […]
Got an interview? There’s only one question you should be asking
The hunt for your next career opportunity can be a stressful time, with many of us penning thought provoking questions to ask our potential employers. But when it comes to securing that dream job, how many of us take an interest in employee engagement and company culture? The quest for a new role can be […]
What’s your #toptip for flexible working?
At People Lab, we’ve always supported flexible working. In fact, we understand that giving employees the decision to choose their working pattern can play a key role in successful employee engagement. Employees feel trusted by their managers if they’re allowed to organise their own schedule, because it proves that the company doesn’t immediately assume they’re […]
Is your organisation ready for Flexible Working?
From 30th June 2014, all employees in the UK who have been employed by their organisation for 6 months or more will have the right to request flexible working arrangements. ALL companies have a legal obligation to respond to these requests – which poses the question: Is YOUR organisation ready to take flexible working seriously? […]
Communicating your engagement plans: How to nail your next email
So, you’ve finally got the go ahead for employee engagement. You’ve been given the chance to create and drive real change in your company; your plans have been brainstormed, written and finalised, you’ve got buy in from your boss, and you’re feeling really positive about the changes you hope to see in the coming year. […]
The Positive Psychology of Employee Engagement
There’s no doubt that employee engagement has come a long way in the last decade. It has moved from a management buzzword to something which is being taken seriously in companies, and seen as a critical element of the HRM. But although the business case has been well made, and we now have a much […]
Don’t Hate Disengaged Employees – Do Something About It…
So, you’ve caught the Employee Engagement bug. All you can think about is creating a great place to work, and the more you think about it, the more you notice how disengaged some of your coworkers are. We’ve all seen them – dragging their feet through the hallways, grunting a semi-intelligible syllable as you wave […]