Aug 25, 2021 4:32:45 PM
Employee engagement and productivity - Vaisala Case Study

About Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements headquartered in Vantaa, Finland. They have been solving global challenges with innovative measurement technologies for 85 years, and over the past nine decades have created thousands of innovations and taken significant technological leaps. 

As they hope to continue being a leader in the world of innovation, they recognize the importance of creating a positive work culture to foster wellness in their greatest asset -- their employees. Vaisala implemented the use of the VibeCatch employee engagement tool in order to dig deeper into their employee engagement and productivity. We sat down with their US HR Director to review the results and get some helpful insights.

The Context and the Challenges

Vaisala had identified that the traditional employee engagement platform they had been using wasn’t a sophisticated enough tool to produce the full results. 

They were looking for a tool which would enable a culture change and address employee engagement within their digital organization. 

Though the tool provided bar charts and response rates, it didn’t provide the type of in-depth analytics that allowed them the opportunity to have a big influence on employee wellbeing.

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Aug 17, 2021 9:05:54 PM
5 Ways Employee Surveys Can Help Retain Workers

Every business wants to keep informed to make smarter decisions.

For instance, you conduct customer surveys to learn more about their preferences, challenges, pain points and feelings. These surveys play a vital role in helping to understand customers so you can communicate effectively with your target audiences and build meaningful relationships with them.

But what about your internal customers? Your colleagues, team members and staff? 

Employee surveys allow you to gather their feedback, opinions and areas of concern too. Through these surveys, you can better understand the needs of your people and learn what motivates them at work. These insights can help you improve employee retention rates.

Here's how.

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Jul 27, 2021 8:15:00 AM
Who is responsible for employee engagement in an organisation?

You always hear about the importance of employee engagement in driving your business’ success.

Why? Because strong employee engagement boosts staff productivity and helps improve overall performance, in the same way that it fosters loyalty and reduces employee turnover.

But who should take responsibility for employee engagement?

Is the leadership team accountable?
Perhaps it’s the Human Resources (HR) manager?
Or maybe, employee engagement lies solely in the hands of individuals?

When it comes to employee engagement, it’s actually a team effort – everyone has a part to play to achieve great results.

To understand this better, let’s discuss the different responsibilities each member of your company has in driving employee engagement forward.

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Jun 16, 2021 10:05:02 PM
Everything your business needs to know about the EU Directive on Whistleblower Protection

Have you heard about the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive?

By December 17, 2021, you can expect this to be transposed as a national law across all EU member states, affecting organisations with 250 employees or more.

The Whistleblower Protection directive aims to protect the safety of corporate whistleblowers as they expose misconduct events. For companies like yours, this is a great opportunity to nurture a “speak up” culture that will help you proactively address breaches and other ethical violations before they become a state-wide PR issue.

This directive brings with it certain management responsibilities too. As you strive to ensure a healthy culture and work environment, privacy concerns must also be taken into account.

To help, here is a complete guide to the EU Directive on Whistleblower Protection and how your business can adapt effectively to comply with it.

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Apr 26, 2021 12:45:00 PM
How do businesses identify and reduce Work Disability Risk?

Australian statistics report that 92% of their serious mental health concerns in the workplace are mainly caused by work-related stress. Other countries are not far off, unfortunately.

Problems like mental exhaustion, physical weariness and emotional burnout put employees at risk of what’s called ‘work disability’.

Work disability risk occurs when employees become unable to work due to ongoing illnesses, consistent anxiety or enduring injuries. This can be due to extreme job dissatisfaction and stress, resulting in employees losing the motivation to go to work and perform their roles. As a result, your company suffers from longer-term negative consequences including lost productivity, poor customer service and lower revenue generation.

Every business and employee wants to avoid this outcome. So it’s important to understand work disability risk and how you can mitigate its impact.

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Mar 23, 2021 1:55:10 PM
How to effectively address staff turnover risk

Why do you think Google invests in providing office spaces that cater to various relaxation, creativity and socialisation activities for employees?

Have you ever wondered why Nike prioritises inclusion and diversity across their business, or why NVIDIA provides generous medical plan benefits for their staff?

The answer is simple.

Companies know that employees are integral for excellent service delivery and overall success. The workforce drives performance, and that’s why businesses often go over and beyond to keep people on board and motivated.

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Apr 7, 2020 11:37:43 AM
5 Ways to Support Your Remote Workforce During The COVID-19 Crisis

Isolation and social distancing have become the norm across the whole world over these past few months in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 18, 2020 9:19:19 AM
5 Reasons Why Conducting QWL Pulse Surveys On Your Management Team Is A Must

Behind any successful business is a Management and Leadership team working hard to coordinate departments and achieve goals.

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Feb 25, 2020 10:15:00 AM
The Quality of Working Life

In the most recent Vibecatch podcast we discuss with Professor Marko KestiMSc (Eng.), PhD. (Admin.), Adjunct Professor and associate professor at the University of Lapland.

Professor Kesti is specialised in HRM-Performance, he is the CEO of PlayGain Ltd. and also EVP at Mcompetence, providing tools and services for organisation's employee performance development.

He also developed the Quality of Work Life which fixes a common error in analysing employee surveys.

In this latest podcast Marko Kesti discusses, among other things, these questions:

  • What is quality of work life?
  • What to measure in your organisation for more engaged and productive employees?
  • How many questions should you ask in an employee survey and what you should target?
  • Who should take the responsibility for the importance of employee productivity in a company?
  • What would be the cost of inaction for companies who are not considering employees’ wellbeing and the quality of working life?
  • What are some of the pitfalls with optimising short term profits?

For more information about Marko Kesti please visit his LinkedIn profile. 

Listen to learn more.

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Feb 11, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Everything You Need to Know About Performance Reviews

Employee Performance reviews are important for every business and every individual. But they’re far from simple.

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