Nothing wrong with a bit of romance?

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...

Christmas Stuff !

Today, since it’s the first day of my Christmas holidays, I decided to earn a bit of cash by tagging along with mum to her work place. After a quick tour of the office, I found that the place wasn’t quite up to the Christmas spirit standard that I...

Employee Engagement Need Not Be Far-Flung When It Comes To Remote Workers

Thanks to a faster than ever and even more readily accessible Internet, remote workers tend to have access to all the same technologies and information that office and on-site employees have, but with none of the office politics and distractions that can often adversely affect performance and productivity. Because...

Have As Much Time Off As You Want

I beg your pardon? I must have heard wrong………no……..if you work for Virgin or Netflix, you’re blessed with unlimited holiday. I’d love to say that I pointed this out to my boss, but sadly no. He’s annoyingly one step ahead and e-mailed me this news with a footnote that...

Get Candy Striping

What? I hear you say. Ok, we’re not suggesting you encourage your employees to go and work for nothing at the local hospice (though that’s not a bad thing…), but how about this idea to help boost employee engagement in your organisation – introduce a Corporate Volunteer Program. This...

Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

Whilst Kool & The Gang sang about celebrating good times in a party environment, it’s just as important to celebrate not only good times, but successes and achievements in a working environment. Why? Well, in our non-stop, 24-7 world it can be all too easy to immediately focus on...

The Power of a Vision Board

As we’ve looked at in previous blogs, there are many things you can do to help improve your employee engagement level. Working to help develop your career is one of them, and creating a vision board will certainly help keep you focused on where you want your career to...

Keep Up To Speed – Part Two

Yesterday we looked at the benefits to organisations of providing training and development opportunities to their employees. Today we look at what needs to be done to achieve those benefits. To achieve these results, organisations must establish a training program that includes the following elements: Needs analysis Training shouldn’t...

Keep Up To Speed – Part One

Employee training not only contributes to increasing levels of employee engagement in the workplace but is also essential for an organisation’s success. Training presents a perfect opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers find the development opportunities expensive. In addition, employees also miss out...

I Just Love Working Here

Employees with high employee engagement levels, those that are devoted to their jobs and committed to their employers, are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction and outperform those who are less engaged. They are also those more likely to feel excited about getting to work in the morning,...