In the summertime, everyone seems to be in a more positive mood – winter coats are a thing of the past (fingers crossed!) and it’s approaching the holiday season. While it might be distracting for some employees who gaze out of the sunny window, it’s a great opportunity to bring some summer sizzle into the […]
For recognition to really make a difference and to really become part of the culture, it can’t just be restricted to performance reviews. Even a big annual celebration won’t cut it. No, to be truly effective, it has to happen every single day.
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.
2017 is nearly at the halfway mark and the summer months are approaching, which means the start of the holiday season – and hopefully better weather! June sees the start of Bike Week, an event set up by charity Cycling UK to promote the environmental, health and social benefits of cycling, and to encourage people […]
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to rewards for recognition or incentive schemes, it’s vital to choose rewards that will motivate your employees. Your rewards need to arouse and maintain your employees’ interest in your programme while supporting your business objectives. But with so many options choosing the right reward that will motivate your employees can be a […]
Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said, “There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.” Although to be honest it could have been said by any HR professional. Recognition and reward programmes help you improve performance, and you can improve your business’s productivity, quality, and service. […]
Motivated employees are a great source of energy in a workplace, but little things can quickly suck the lifeblood from your employees’ motivation. Does your organisation suffer from any of these motivation vampires? Unproductive meetings We’ve all been in meetings that have felt like a waste of our time: no real agenda, idle chitchat […]
Motivated employees have higher levels of engagement, morale and productivity. That’s why many organisations use incentives to drive the performance of their staff. But worryingly, studies show that low numbers of people are actively engaged in work, and in fact, many are actively disengaged. Engaging, and motivating, employees is about more than just financial incentives […]