Sep 17, 2019 11:25:00 AM
How HR departments can contribute to organisational and financial growth

A Human Resources department is an integral part of a business’ overall success. Why? Because the HR team looks after the most important asset: your employees.

The human element of your business all works together to contribute towards achieving goals - however, people are not machines. They require support, encouragement, guidance and a strong culture to keep their productivity consistently high.

This is where the HR department makes the most impact.

Despite this, HR often gets overlooked and their valuable contribution to the business is underestimated completely. If you read our previous blog, It’s time to prove HR’s impact on business success, you will know how important it is for the HR team to step up and demonstrate how they help achieve ROI and revenue growth. (We highly recommend you read that blog). To build upon this, here is how HR departments can contribute to organisational and financial growth.

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Aug 27, 2019 3:36:58 PM
Well-being at work is measured incorrectly

This article was written by Professor Marko Kesti and it was originally published in Finnish here. The following blog post is a translation of the origial article from Finnish to English. 

There is a serious mistake in employee surveys that hinders the development of employee productivity. To illustrate the problem, let’s look at an employee survey with three questions:

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Aug 12, 2019 11:10:00 AM
Why Using An Anonymous Employee Survey Is Important

How does someone measure the success of a business?

It’s usually thought of as the amount of sales they process, the number of deals they receive, their level of profitability, objectives achieved and so on.

These are the typical ‘go-to’ metrics.
However, something which often gets overlooked, and yet is crucial to overall success, is employee satisfaction and their enthusiasm for the job. Every business wants to experience success and we all strive to achieve it; but to get on the right path, it all starts with looking inside your business first.

So – how can you get the insights you need to get your business to the next level?

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Jul 24, 2019 11:50:00 AM
Podcast - How leadership impacts productivity

In this episode we talk to Dasa Suissa about the role of leadership and middle management when it comes to employee engagement.

Some of the questions we address in this podcast:

  • What is the role of leaders in engaging employees?

  • How can leaders impact the wellbeing of their employees?

Dasa is a Leadership Development Facilitator, Culture Transformation Facilitator, Employee Engagement Consultant, HR Capability Development Facilitator. She is also a Lecturer at the Charles University in Prague where she teaches several HR and adult development related subjects.

For more information about Dasa Suissa please visit her website.

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Jul 11, 2019 2:20:41 PM
Why workplace diversity is important to business success

We live in a highly connected and diverse world today; and the corporate environment is no exception.

People from all generations, industries and walks of life are moving around the globe to expand their careers, and in doing so, bringing with them an exciting opportunity for businesses to explore some bigger-picture benefits. 

This diversity should be embraced, as it has been shown to improve a business’ culture, creativity and innovation, and overall revenue success. Diversity is not just a passing fad or popular ideal; it can create a competitive advantage for those willing to encourage it in their own workplace.

Here is why workplace diversity is important for business and how to get the most benefit.

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Jun 26, 2019 11:05:00 AM
Podcast - The employee engagement metrics to measure

In this episode we talk with Dasa Suissa about employee engagement metrics: how and what should you measure when you want to evaluate the engagement in a company.

We answer questions related to qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure, the impact of different factors in employee engagement and how to improve this in a company.

“Companies who are overly focused on creating happiness and satisfaction might not necessarily create the ideal conditions for performance.” - Dasa Suissa

Dasa is a Leadership Development Facilitator, Culture Transformation Facilitator, Employee Engagement Consultant, HR Capability Development Facilitator. She is also a Lecturer at the Charles University in Prague where she teaches several HR and adult development related subjects.

For more information about Dasa Suissa please visit her website.

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Jun 10, 2019 1:31:00 PM
How to Improve Staff Survey Response Rates

Employee response rate matters

Businesses today understand how important staff feedback is when it comes to improving job satisfaction levels, productivity, profitability and overall corporate culture.
For a recap, you can listen to our recent Podcast, The connection between Employee Productivity and Profitability.
However, success all hinges on people actually wanting to participate in providing this feedback. After all, how can you obtain the necessary data if your team don’t get involved or their hearts are not really in it?
In this article, we address how your company can boost your survey response rate to get the insights you need from the majority of your team.

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May 27, 2019 2:17:43 PM
Podcast - The connection between Employee Productivity and Profitability

For this month’s podcast we talked with Leena Saario, HR Manager at Jysk Finland about measuring employee engagement and how she overcame the challenges that come with gathering and interpreting data.

Furthermore, she talks about the improvements she saw by utilising the QWL method and how this increased both productivity and profitability in selected stores.

"We are very numbers driven and measure productivity very precisely with different business metrics here at JYSK as well as different HR metrics like sick absence and such. We were never able to link these two before as we could see poor HR metrics and great productivity metrics and vice versa. With QWL we are able to really understand how well-being and the quality of work-life really affect productivity. This led to a significant productivity increase and a 25% profitability increase in our stores that used QWL." Leena Saario, HR Manager at Jysk Finland.

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May 13, 2019 12:12:00 PM
What’s the purpose of QWL Pulse Surveys?

Business is all about people

Management know that one of the most important assets is their employee workforce.
Successful businessman, entrepreneur and pioneer, Sir Richard Branson, says: “If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.”

When your teams are happy and satisfied, they are productive and play a big role in the company’s success. However, when they are unhappy and unmotivated, then retention rates drop, absenteeism climbs and the culture suffers, leading to an unproductive workplace.
In fact, a recent study showed that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees. A decade of research has also proven that employee happiness improves nearly every business and educational outcome: raising sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as countless health and quality of life improvements. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise – when people are more fulfilled, they are more content across all aspects of their life, including their employment, and this boosts their enthusiasm towards related tasks.

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Apr 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM
Podcast - The Role of Leadership

"The biggest challenge for leaders is to keep themselves relevant and attune with the deeper changes that are going on in the workforce."

In this episode we talk to Jonathan Smith about the role of leadership in an organisation. We try to get some answers to the questions below and look deep into the role the leadership of an organisation in the digital age.


What are some of the early signs of a disengaged workforce?

How can leaders make sure the company values and culture are understood and lived by its employees?

Digital engagement and user adoption are crucial as technology increasingly pervades business. How ready are organisations and especially the leadership to be role models in ushering in this change?

Jonathan has over 30 years experience in retail serving among other positions as a Managing Director CEE at Marks and Spencer PLC and board member in several companies. For more information about Jonathan Smith please visit his LinkedIn profile. 

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