The Value Of Workplace Mentors

Firstly, what is a mentor? A mentor is somebody who uses their expertise, experience and knowledge in a role to guide, support and develop a more junior, less-experienced employee, the mentee. There are many benefits to implementing a mentoring program in the workplace, not only to the employee, but...

Getting Away From It All

Now that Christmas is well behind us, it’s that time of year where people look forward to their next holiday or time off. For centuries, employees have been entitled to a set number of days away from work, however, on top of holiday entitlement, the introduction of flexible working...

What Drives Employee Engagement?

There are many benefits of having an engaged workforce. Engaged employees are an asset to any organisation and give you the edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. They’re more productive, absenteeism through sickness is reduced and they go that extra mile. In an ever-changing world it’s vital to gauge...

Hang On To Your Talent

With the New Year almost in sight, there’s a good chance that some of your people are considering employment elsewhere. The development, growth and long-term success of your organisation relies heavily on your best people. When your organisation is able to retain valuable talent for long periods of time,...

Can I have a P please Bob?

I’m sure we all remember the quiz where that legendary question would pop up.  The teenage contestants able to choose a letter to help them track across a board.  It always seemed that whenever P appeared on the board the contestants would vie to be able to ask for...

What’s Most Important? The Start, The Middle Or The End?

When it comes to the experience your employees have with your company, what they think about you and how they represent you to others – it’s throughout; in fact it starts before they join you, and doesn’t end when they decide to leave… When we talk to our clients...

Does Length Of Service Influence Employee Engagement Levels

Reigning for 63 years and 7 months, Queen Elizabeth II has surpassed the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. This is indeed an extraordinary feat. Her Majesty has reigned over the UK and its commonwealth realms with a sure and steady hand that has not only earned her...

You’ve Quit? But Why?

Employee retention, especially of your finest, most desirable employees, is a key challenge for most organisations today. By conducting an exit survey just before an employee departs from their employer will help organisations learn and understand the reasons why someone has decided to leave. Employee exit surveys play an...

Bend It, Bend It, Just A Little Bit

Looking after employee wellbeing has meant, for many organisations, introducing flexibility and represents an important trend in today’s workplace. Organisations are challenging their employees to do more with less and employees are being pulled in many directions at once. More and more organisations are operating 24 hours per day,...

Beware Of Silence And Still Waters

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers! Many employees quit their jobs because of disagreeable managers and equally, many disgruntled employees are secretly on the lookout for other job opportunities. One of the biggest problems is that unhappy employees are not able to raise their concerns about their managers....