If like me you like a good read, or a rom com, you will know that some of the best romances have flourished in the office environment. We have been inspired by the advent of St. Valentines day this February to offer some features covering both our professional opinion and our personal experiences of romance in the office.
We spent most of our waking hours at work, so it’s not surprising that statistically you are more likely to meet a romantic partner at work – I met my husband at work (you can read more about that in my interview with ILM in Finding love at work).
A recently commissioned survey to promote the DVD release of the TV series, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, pro-ports that relationships that start at work are more likely to stand the test of time, but whether successful long term relationship or not, consider the impact at work.
It is … read more »
Survey Initiative Rowhedge are back in action this weekend in the next round of the British National League.
This Sunday sees Jermaine Fearon, Greg Green, Gary Cattermole and John Andrews in action against the two top teams of Waterside and Cardiff. Although a tough weekend, the team will no doubt give a good account of itself.
The team will be looking to improve its results in the return fixtures. Last time out against Cardiff saw them succumb to a 2-6 defeat with James a Denyer picking up 2. A 0-8 loss to Waterside can only be improved upon this weekend as well.
Currently mid-table with 7 points, Survey Initiative Rowhedge will be looking to finish as high as possible. It’s been a interesting season in Division 5, which historically has some very strong teams added to it each season. The team is more than capable of causing an upset this Sunday.
Good luck to the team on Sunday.
As employee engagement specialists, we fully support any activity that builds rapport between team members and sport is one of the quickest ways to achieve it – it creates a common interest and provides the opportunity for fun, healthy competition and relationship building – not forgetting the chance to get fit.
With that in mind, how could we refuse the opportunity to sponsor a sport that is relatively new to the UK but has been played in the United States since the 1800s? We’re talking about Dodgeball! You may well have seen the 2004 film of the same name that starred Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, which is probably credited for bringing the sport to the attention of a wider British audience. If you haven’t yet seen it, here’s how it’s played: essentially, there are two teams who play against one another. The main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with … read more »
There is always that time in the year where HR departments will be preparing to send out the ever-present message from on high that managers need to turn their attention to completing performance reviews of their people.
Employees, as well as managers, often question why organisations carry out employee performance appraisals. Anyone who has received or been given a performance appraisal could argue why they recognise it to be ineffective and a complete waste of time.
Conducting appraisals is just one aspect of performance management employed to manage performance and is seen as a ‘must do’ within the workplace. Surprisingly however, most organisations and managers dislike doing them and often appraisals don’t get done or are conducted in such a way that has it little benefit for either party.
So Why Bother?
Why? Because you won’t know if you don’t ask.
In effect a discussion, appraisals are a very useful conversation when you want to get the best out of your employees and see growth … read more »