How to Build a Culture of Rewards, Recognition and Engagement?

We often talk about creating a culture of employee engagement but how can we influence employees day-to-day experience to offer meaning, impact, connection and appreciation in their everyday work. Culture is a way of life which binds people together under one identity.  Workplace culture is the environment created by...

Dining ‘al desko’

We’ve all done it – I know I have! It’s very easy to believe that “lunch is for wimps” – you’re so busy and important that you don’t have time to step away from your desk, to take a break, to eat. Maybe it’s peer pressure – you’re concerned...

On Your Bike

To promote and encourage healthier journeys to work and to help minimise environmental pollution, the UK Government introduced tax benefits allowing employers of all sizes across the public, private and voluntary sectors to implement ‘Cycle to Work’ schemes. The Cycle to Work Alliance is a policy coalition of four...

Walking Phenomena

Employers would be daft not to invest in the health and well-being of its biggest asset – its people. The cost to employers of absenteeism through illness is staggering, not just in sickness payments, but in lost revenue through less productivity, decreased employee engagement levels, not to mention the...

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...

Quashing The Winter Blues

So the festive season has come to a close and it’s time to embrace the New Year. January brings the joys of tighter waistbands, dwindling bank balances and the dreaded back-to-work blues. Couple this with the inevitable failure of New Year resolutions and winter illness you could see the...

Why Does Santa Have Three Gardens?

So he can ‘Ho Ho Ho’! Yep, the dreaded cracker jokes are rife this time of year, we moan and roll our eyes, but really, these attempts at making us laugh are not unexpected, yet still make us smile. Humour and laughter is an integral part of our being....

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

One of the most frequently asked free text question in the employee surveys we carry out is ‘What is the BEST thing about working for XYZ’? And the most popular theme that comes out of asking this question is ‘The people I work with’. So just how important are...

Is An Ergonomic Process Worth The Cost?

Are your staff complaining about aches and pains? Perhaps they aren’t performing at their best? Well perhaps their workstation and working environment has something to do with it. Hunching over a desk may not seem like a major safety risk now, but imagine the possible health risks of spending...