Tranquillity and peace aren’t always two words you’d associate with a busy working office – but that’s about to change. 21 June is International Yoga Day, where people around the world celebrate the impact yoga has had on their lives, and the impact it can have on the world.
There are a few reasons why negative behaviour can appear in the office. It could be a workplace culture that’s a bit too constricting or unrealistic deadlines that are causing stress, for example. It’s really important to address these issues, to change behaviour for the better. How? Well, no business wants to turn their employees […]
One of the most important things you can do for your employees is show them that they are valued members of the team – and recognising employee milestones is a great way to do this. Birthday celebrations can make staff members feel valued in a way that is independent of performance targets, showing employees that […]
Whether every member of your staff observes Christmas or not, the end of the calendar year is always a significant milestone. The Christmas holidays are an ideal time to give your employees your thanks and show appreciation for their efforts over the past 12 months, bringing the year to an end on a positive note.
For years organisations have recognised their employees through cards, gifts and hand-written notes. But the workplace is changing, technology is advancing and as a result recognition changing to keep up with digital trends and digital-savvy employees. The new trend is for social recognition. What is social recognition? Social recognition is about giving employees easy […]
The recent report by the Business Select Committee into working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct has highlighted the need for businesses to treat employees well and with respect. It was a damning indictment, and the Business Select Committee told founder Mike Ashley he was accountable for the “appalling” working conditions at the firm’s stores […]
Our third post in a three part series on 101 ways to motivate, recognise and reward your employees. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek 68. Implement a social recognition programme in your organisation. 69. Share company information such as current focus […]
Our second post in a three part series on 101 ways to motivate, recognise and reward your employees. “Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar 35. Say ‘thank you’ to your […]
Our first post in a three part series on 101 ways to motivate, recognise and reward your employees. “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.” – Meghan M. Biro, Your Employees are Engaged … REALLY?, Forbes 1. Set up an employees’ ideas scheme. 2. Reward employees with a two-hour […]
We all want to work in a great workplace, but what exactly defines a great workplace? It will mean different things to different employees but here are 10 factors that I think contribute to a great place to work. 1. Competitive salary and employee benefits Great workplaces benchmark the salaries they offer employees to […]