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 […]
How could Flexible Working work for you?
From 30th June this year, everyone in the UK who has worked in an organisation for 6 months or more has the right to request flexible working. This means that, once a year, YOU can approach your employer and request new working arrangements – and your employer has a legal obligation to act on it. […]
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 […]
Employee Engagement: Time for a New Approach?
I was lucky enough to attend the CIPD’s annual employee engagement conference last week, which was great. I met lots of interesting new people and I got to run the day 2 workshop, to some 70 delegates, looking at how you develop your engagement strategy. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I got lots of […]
Employee Engagement: Reasons to be Cheerful
At People Lab, we truly believe in the benefits of creating happy workplaces. Our Director, Emma Bridger, is a positive psychologist, and everything we do is firmly grounded in the key principles of this discipline. Through our extensive research and experience, we’ve proven that happy people make workplaces better for everyone – the customers, the […]
Employee Engagement: Need a health-check in your organisation?
We’re fast approaching the end of January, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself scratching your head and wondering what the hell happened to Christmas. The first month of the year is often a blur of planning, brainstorming and putting together your strategy for the year ahead, and I anticipate that many of […]
Motivation: Do It Yourself
Enter the word ‘motivation’ into Google and you’ll find a host of articles on the subject. Hundreds, maybe thousands of blogs and online articles boasting the ‘secrets’ of motivating yourself to do just about anything. These pieces scream at you from the search pages – ‘Find YOUR motivation to lose weight today!’ or ’10 things […]
Getting to grips with your employee engagement survey
Many people find the idea of putting together an employee engagement survey a daunting prospect. But it needn’t be – in fact, your employee engagement survey should work for you, and not the other way around. When you’re tasked with putting an engagement survey together, it can seem like a hugely overwhelming job. How should […]
Put your employee engagement ideas to work TODAY
Knowing when to kick start your employee engagement ideas can be a tough call for many, but the answer is simple. Do it today. So, you’ve been working hard on a number of different projects lately, and stretching yourself a little too thin. The files on your desk are piling up. Your colleague’s left the […]