Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In!
Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In! Unexpected great things can happen when you meet new people! People Lab’s Emma met The App Garden’s Martin at SMiLE London, and got chatting about technology in the workplace. Emma and Martin must have had a particularly good old chin-wag, as an idea to conduct some research and […]
SMiLE and be happy!
SMiLE and be happy! It’s been a busy week or so at People Lab, we’ve been very social getting out and about as we visited the SMiLE London 2015 and hosted a table talk about Social Media and HR (more on that to come!). Hosted by Simply Communicate, the conference was all about social media […]
Soooooo you’re an extravert! What your Facebook status update says about you.
Soooooo you’re an extravert! What your Facebook status update says about you. I’m fascinated by the psychology of social media: does it make us feel happier and more connected? Or could it make us feel more depressed, like there’s a great big party going on out there and we’re not invited? Do our social […]
Is Facebook your BFF?
Is Facebook your BFF? A study has just been published by researchers at Cambridge University which shows that computers can better analyse your personality based on your Facebook likes than your friends or even your family. Just 10 Facebook likes were found to better predict personality than participants’ work colleagues, 70 likes enabled the software to […]
My Predictions for 2015: Employee Engagement – Where Next?
Employee engagement – where next? New year is a great time to look forward, so I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few areas that I’d like to see change in 2015 within the world of employee engagement. Are my points wishful thinking or poised to become a reality? I’d love to […]
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 […]
Are enterprise social networks (ESNs) a force for good or evil?
We’re going to be hosting a table talk at the SMiLE London event on 25th September in London. We’ll be discussing whether or not ESNs are a force for good or evil and exploring the psychological and people impacts of using ESNs. Why are we interested in this area? Social media is becoming an […]
Happiness is Catching: Employee Engagement and Social Media
Research recently published, conducted by the University of California, San Diego, has discovered that emotions can spread via social media. The research looked at feelings posted on Facebook, and how contagious they are. The study, entitled “detecting emotional contagion in massive social networks”, was published in “PLOS ONE”. The researchers wanted to see if happiness, […]
Trust your employees: Stop banning social media!
What does social media mean for employee engagement – and if you get it wrong, how damaging can it really be to your engagement efforts? I LOVE social media. It’s an amazingly useful tool in business, and allows us to connect in ways that would have seemed impossible ten years ago. Think about it; we […]
Can using enterprise social media make us happier at work?
Social Media Week kicks off next week, with events happening around the globe…. We’ll be going along to the Simply Smile Event in London on Monday 23rd, which has a fantastic programme for anyone interested in social media used inside organisations. This is a topic we’re really passionate about and we’re just about to […]