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Mar 26, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

A healthy workforce benefits both employers and employees

The workplace can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of employees. Poor management of workplace health can lead to work-related ill health and to high levels of sickness absence. In fact some 27 million working days were lost in Great Britain due to work-related illness and/or workplace

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Mar 25, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

Why understanding workforce motivation is the key to business success

Not recognising what’s important to your employees will ultimately result in increased job dissatisfaction, lower productivity rates and higher voluntary turnover. So what can you do to avoid this happening? Well first of all ask yourself this – do you know what is important to your employees and do you

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Mar 24, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

The importance of a comprehensive employee benefits programme

In these competitive climes businesses of all types are constantly striving to achieve more with less. They are moving at an ever-increasing pace while at the same time fixated on improved quality and customer service without increasing costs. As such, businesses are increasingly realising the importance of their workforce and are

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Mar 19, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

6 steps to setting up flexible working in your business

Flexible working is on the increase in many UK organisations. More and more organisations are offering their employees the opportunity to work part time, variable working hours or work from home. However, the change isn’t being driven by legislation, evidence from recent surveys suggests around two in five employers are

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Mar 18, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

Tips for managers to dispel workplace stress

The recent economic turmoil has led to an increase in employee stress levels. According to a new research carried out by only 13% of UK employees reported that they were feeling no stress and ‘on top of their work’ and 24% of employees said that they felt more stressed

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Mar 17, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

What really motivates employees?

It’s the £1million question and if I had a £1 for every time I’d been asked what really motivates employees I’d be rich. Actually, if I’m being honest what I would really do with that money is take some time off and write a book about motivating employees… and then

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Mar 13, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

Reward and recognition schemes – the winning solution

Getting the most from your employees and creating a happy and motivated workforce comes from factors such as recognition, trust, appreciation and respect. Organisations that have a motivated workforce will be able to function at their best and will achieve, if not exceed, their sales targets or customer service levels.

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Mar 12, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

5 Reasons your employees are fed up

We all love our jobs, don’t we? Hmm, perhaps not. Perhaps your employees are actually a little fed up? If you’re a manager then it can be a real blow when a key member of your team resigns. Of course, we’re outwardly happy for them: new opportunities, and all that. But

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Mar 10, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

Staff turnover costs the legal sector £805 million per year

Staff turnover is costing the legal sector £805 million per year, or nearly £40,000 per employee, according to new research commissioned by income protection specialists, Unum. The money spent includes the cost of hiring and training new staff to bring them up to the same level of productivity as their

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Mar 05, 2014 | Post by: Darren Comments Off

10 Reasons you can’t retain employees

There are major business benefits of retaining good employees; in fact staff retention is a key part of having a successful business. If you’re suffering from high staff turnover, then it’s one of those problems that you need to solve before it gets out of control.

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