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.


HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

Transforming culture: How to bring people with you through change (webinar)

4 Jul 2019

ON DEMAND | Look at any HR trends right now and the focus is on workplace culture. Or explicitly, having a culture that supports transformational change...

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When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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What risks arise from employee ‘tipping’ apps?

28 Jun 2019

Peer-to-peer “tipping” schemes are rising in popularity in the workplace, but these “recognise and reward” programmes should come with a...

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How Philip Morris International’s workforce adapted to deliver new a strategy

27 Jun 2019

When Philip Morris International wanted stop making the product that made it what it is today, it needed to ensure its staff were on board.

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predictive analytics

Could predictive algorithms boost staff productivity?

14 Jun 2019

Researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that predicts career peaks, but what affect would this have on employee productivity...

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Psychological safety at work: it’s not about being “nice”

12 Jun 2019

Studies show that trust and psychological safety in the workplace help employees perform better. But there’s more to creating this...

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NHS reveals new workforce plan to become ‘agile, inclusive and modern’

3 Jun 2019

The NHS in England has today published its interim People Plan, which sets out proposals for the future of the...

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Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

24 May 2019

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?

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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 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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