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Do you integrate your surveys and action planning?
Do you integrate your surveys and action planning activities? Do you focus on action? Do you make sure that HR can see what people are focusing on? If not, you may not be getting the most from your surveys.
Do you use a lifecycle approach to measuring and tracking engagement?
Do you measure engagement? Do you cross-reference feedback from on-boarding, annual and exit surveys? Do you have a comprehensive picture of engagement in your business and the factors that drive it?
Is Mobile the best way to communicate with your employees?
It seems that our preferred way of interacting with the world around us is via our smartphones. If Mobile is so important to us it must surely be one of the best ways for a company to interact with its people. In some cases many employees already do much of their work on a mobile device. But when it comes to getting feedback from employees Mobile is often overlooked. Is 2019 the year that changes?
Should you invite comments in an employee survey?
The case for encouraging employees to give feedback in their own words is compelling. How should you manage the process to maximise value? And how should you avoid opening up difficult issues?
Staff shortages - ideas on how to cope
The pubs, bars and restaurants sector is facing a major challenge – an acute shortage of staff. There are no easy solutions but some operators are getting better at attracting, recruiting, and engaging people.
Thoughts on recruiting, motivating and retaining the best people in retail
Times are tough in retail and for some retailers the headwinds have proved too much. Many retailers are re-thinking their customer propositions but the best are also strengthening their employer brand.
3 ways to win the War for talent
3rd July 2018 - 10:00
The phrase “war for talent” first came to the fore in 1997 and more than twenty years later that war is still being fought. Is it just about attracting people or is there something more?
The secret of engagement and productivity
25th May 2018 - 10:00
Want to engage your people and raise productivity? Is organising them into small teams the answer? An eminent Harvard professor thinks so.
Is listening your best weapon in the war for talent?
2nd May 2018 - 10:00
If companies are to compete successfully in a difficult jobs market they need to provide opportunities which offer meaning, purpose, and passion. Above all, they need to listen to their people. And listening means much more than the annual survey.
Onboarding – a key touchpoint in the Employee Experience journey
19th March 2018 - 09:00
What is the Employee Experience journey? And why is onboarding a key touchpoint on that journey?
3 ways in which schools hammer working mothers
28th November 2017 - 09:00
Many working mums have to be jugglers when it comes to balancing work, family and school. What are the three ways in which schools add to a mother’s burdens? And what impact does it have on their work?
Employee feedback – does it deliver value?
21st November 2017 - 12:00
An increasing number of organisations are introducing always-on employee feedback platforms. But do they deliver value?
Employee Voice
10th November 2017 - 13:00
The most important study of engagement ever undertaken in the UK identified employee voice as one of the four enablers of engagement. But what is employee voice?
Some tips on getting started with always-on feedback
09th October 2017 - 11:00
The challenge in making a success of always-on feedback is seldom technical. It’s more about how you introduce it and embed it in the business. Here are a few tips on how you can get an always-on feedback process up and running.
How to win the battle for talent
02nd October 2017 - 12:00
If you want to recruit the best you need to recognise that for many people family values are more important than corporate values and that work-life balance is vital. What does that mean for your business?
Using employee voice to raise engagement and beat Brexit
25th September 2017 - 10:00
36% of employers say their staff have concerns about job security and that their non-UK people are worried about their right to continue working in this country. Politicians are making matters worse so what businesses do to allay concerns?
A revolutionary approach to employee engagement– could it work for you?
11th September 2017 - 16:00
A new generation of feedback tools are emerging which are helping companies to create a “great place to work”. What do these tools do?
Who’s responsible for engagement in your business?
05th September 2017 - 15:00
Nurturing existing customers is far more profitable than chasing new business. It’s about ongoing dialogue. Do you nurture your employees in the same way?
Smartphone apps for HR – Which to go for?
21st August 2017 - 10:00
Smartphone apps have been described as the next frontier for HR technology. But are they the best bet for HR applications?
Are you losing your best people?
14th August 2017 - 10:00
Are you losing too many people? Do you know why they are leaving? Are you still using exit interviews? Is there a better way?
Millennials – Do you have what it takes to engage them?
31 July 2017 - 09:00
To attract and retain millennials we need to start seeing the world through their eyes. Many businesses already embrace social media and a variety of tools to help with that. Do you?
Always-on feedback – Is it really killing the annual survey?
20 July 2017 - 10:00
Purveyors of always-on employee feedback apps would sometimes have us believe that the annual survey is dead. Is that really the case?
Always-on employee feedback – letting people communicate as they do outside work
6 July 2017 - 12:00
Some of us have grown up with instant two-way communications – things like texting, online messaging and feedback. But as employees, most of us don’t get the same opportunity to provide regular feedback. Some businesses are addressing that.