Candy Corner And Corporate Social Responsibility

There have been many an article written about how Corporate Social Responsibility can have a positive effect on employee engagement and productivity levels. And, implementing such schemes also attract the best talent, so it’s no wonder many organisations take this responsibility seriously. But actually, Corporate Social Responsibilities can be...

To Slipper Or Not To Slipper

In the headlines recently, there’s been talk about introducing new laws to make dress code in the workplace equal. This follows various cases where women have either been fired or sent home for not wearing high heels at work, sparking debates over whether employers are playing fair when it...

Beating The New Year’s Blues

After the over indulgence of the Christmas and New Year period, it’s no wonder that for many, the return to work and the prospect of dodgy winter weather, motivation to get things done can be affected. The connection between how employees feel and how an organisation performs is now...

“Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee” – Muhammed Ali

Many people have been saddened by the loss of one of the world’s most charismatic, significant and celebrated sportsmen – Muhammed Ali. There is no doubt that Ali was one of the world’s greatest boxers of all time and he lived an extraordinary life. What certainly comes across about...

Saying NO!

It’s fair to say that many organisations are expecting their people to do more work, in less time and in some instances, for less pay. Whilst a certain amount of workplace stress can be a positive thing, too much stress and anxiety can have an adverse effect on peoples...

If Music Be Food . . . .

There has been a lot of research carried out about how music in the workplace can benefit workers and even more so, their employers. I know I love to have the radio on whilst working, but does it improve how and what I do? Music in the workplace has...

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...

I See Roofs Of Green

Just a mile or two from our main office, lies the small town of Walton-on-the-Naze. What is particularly unique about this seaside town is that it is flanked on three sides by the sea. The Naze, an historic peninsula, is not only a natural open space, but is also...

What Is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to the goals and values of their organisation, motivated to contribute to the success of their organisation, and are able, at the same time, to develop their own sense of job satisfaction and well-being. Is this all...

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...