Nov 7, 2018 4:21:03 PM
Is your company really ready for employee engagement?

Most HR professionals, if asked, would argue employee engagement is important. For HR the goal should always be happy and satisfied employees who do a good job and feel comfortable at work. In reality there seems to be a lack of true commitment to implementation of ongoing employee engagement strategies.

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Oct 23, 2018 11:22:00 AM
The complex relationship between stress and productivity

Work-related stress is at sky-high levels as employees struggle with constant technological change, unsupportive managers and heavy workloads. An “always on” culture that’s blurred the line between work and leisure time also drives stress levels up – and in some cases leads to burnout. That’s a tragedy for the individuals concerned and a problem for their employers who must cover the heavy costs of sickness absence or of hiring replacements.      

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Employee Performance productivity human capital Employee Burnout

Oct 9, 2018 9:53:00 PM
Why organisational culture is the key to success

You often hear how a company’s organisational culture is key to happy employees, a growing business and success. But what is organisational culture really about? Is it something as simple as hanging inspirational quotes on the wall, offering fresh fruit and sprinkling comfortable chairs, lounges and cushions  around the office?

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Sep 18, 2018 11:11:00 AM
Strategic role for HR is finally within reach

Are HR professionals just administrators or can they also play a strategic role?  It’s a question that has been hotly debated for many years, but many businesses thought they had found the answer when they adopted the so-called Ulrich model. This handed transactional work to staff in shared services centres, freeing up other members of the HR team to focus on higher value work as experts in recruitment, reward and other specialist areas or as business partners. At least that was was the theory.

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Employee Performance productivity human capital

Sep 4, 2018 11:11:05 AM
The real potential of employee engagement surveys

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of employee engagement surveys? Fun, useful and a chance to reflect? Or time-consuming, irrelevant and with no apparent use?

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Employee Performance productivity human capital

Aug 8, 2018 1:11:00 PM
Hard data helps drive down employee absence

Employee absence eats into company profits. The problem isn’t just the direct costs of paying workers while they are off sick. When you add all the indirect costs, including lost production and paying for staff cover, absenteeism can consume as much as 15% of an organisation’s payroll, according to one study.

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Employee Performance productivity human capital

Jul 4, 2018 12:32:47 PM
Payback for Listening to Employees All the Time

If you tell business leaders they need to carry out employee engagement surveys every two weeks or even more often, they are likely to say that once a year is bad enough. The thought of more frequent surveys would fill them with horror.

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Quality of Work Life continuous listening

Jun 6, 2018 11:05:00 AM
How Productivity and the Employee Experience Come Together

We all know that happy and engaged employees are good for business. They’re more productive and less likely to take time off work or leave than those who are disengaged.

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Quality of Work Life employee experience productivity

May 2, 2018 9:15:00 AM
Leadership, Employee Engagement and Company Performance

Does your company get a good return on all the time and money it invests in leadership development? Despite the millions spent on developing leaders, many employees – maybe most – are disengaged from their work and not giving it their best shot. That’s often the result of poor leadership.

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Apr 4, 2018 10:15:00 AM
Employee Engagement and the Secret to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is hot at the moment as companies look for new business models to see off the rivals disrupting their industries. But a growing body of research shows that most transformation projects are doomed to failure. One recent study found that nine out of 10 digital transformation projects do not live up to expectations.

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