Employee engagement

Employee engagement is vital because how employees behave will have an impact on the employer’s success. Employers should take steps to harness the creativity, commitment, passion, capability and energy of their workforce.

A typical way to measure employee engagement is to conduct a staff engagement survey, which can provide organisations with employee feedback to help them to identify where they are maximising employee potential and where attention is needed to improve staff motivation, productivity and retention.


Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

Returning privately run agencies to public ownership, as the National Probation Service will soon experience, is becoming increasingly common. So what does nationalisation mean for HR?

Employees keen to get to grips with future of work

23 May 2019

Companies need to do more to prepare employees for the future of work – but employees have a “keen sense...

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BT engineer

BT to allocate £50m shares to employees

17 May 2019

BT is to distribute £50m in shares each year to staff as it sets out to improve customer service, alter its workplace culture and improve workforce morale.

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Fast-fashion retailer Boohoo rejects union discussions

17 May 2019

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has refused to allow trade union representatives to discuss recognition for employees, The Guardian has reported....

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Companies warned over discrimination against vegans

9 May 2019

Employers need to work much harder to consider the needs of vegan employees and treat them with respect, or risk running into legal difficulties, an employment law firm has warned.

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Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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How progressive firms look to beat the skills gap

4 Apr 2019

Fluid work practices, flexibility and agile reward schemes are the chosen route to beating the skills gap for a growing number of forward-looking businesses, according to a new study.

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What’s the secret to attracting gold-dust candidates?

4 Apr 2019

Tech sector employers are often fiercely competitive over candidates, so what can we learn from EKM, a small web company in Lancashire that claims it's more difficult to get into than Oxford and does not publicise roles? 

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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Half of job candidates sold an ‘unrealistic dream’

27 Mar 2019

Research from pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap has shown that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what...

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Unleash 2019: How purpose creates a sense of belonging

25 Mar 2019

Giving employees a compelling purpose is nothing new, but it might help create a sense of belonging in a world...

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employee confidence and worry at low ebb. Anxiety in office

Sharp decline in UK employee confidence

15 Mar 2019

Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped, according to global research company Gartner.

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HR professionals feel most valued at work

11 Mar 2019

People working in human resources, education and finance feel the most valued by their employers, according to research.
The poll...

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Brexit chaos

Expecting staff loyalty during Brexit? Think again

7 Mar 2019

Employee engagement, behaviour, productivity could all suffer as UK businesses endure a disruptive, divisive Brexit process, argues Gartner's Brian Kropp. And it will become more difficult to retain highly valued workers, he says.

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How a great people culture has boosted Metro Bank’s performance

7 Mar 2019

In a round table discussion at the UNLEASH Conference & Expo in London later this month, Metro Bank’s chief people...

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