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New Year, new me? Get real!

So the joke goes: ‘How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? One. But the lightbulb has to ‘want’ to change.’ Funny, because it’s true. But still only…

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How single question pulse surveys can support employee engagement

The current methods for measuring employee engagement are in need of change because they are outdated and are causing “big problems”, according to a US-based work futurist. Writing…

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Our new innovative social engagement platform reimagines reward and recognition

  We bring values alive, promote personal happiness and shape positive cultures  We combine social technology, employee autonomy and the latest behavioural science We’ve pioneered an experiential approach…

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Staff appraisals. Oh joy.

While we’re on the subject of personal growth, let’s apply a bit of New Year’s resolution thinking to staff appraisals. I hear many of the big companies are…

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How many of us will sleep through Christmas?

Come January we’ll be signing up in great numbers to look after ourselves. Gym membership will peak, smoothies will be consumed in their thousands and some may even…

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Future of Work: the Good, the Bad and the Human

Do you want the good news, or the bad news? Let’s start with the bad. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Future of Jobs study predicts that 5 million jobs…

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We are now ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified

Avinity Ltd is pleased to announce achievement of ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management. By achieving this internationally recognised certification, Avinity has demonstrated its commitment to data protection…

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Professional Development in unstable times – for the job, or for the person?

In a business environment where the tasks at hand are constant, known entities, professional development is a relatively straightforward process.  Understand what skills are required to do your…

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Mentoring – I just don’t have time for it.

October doesn’t feel like the best time to sit and reflect or waste time asking for advice. Autumn is one of the busiest times of the year. What…

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Mental Health Awareness – Looking behind the perfection of social media lives.

How many of us are really aware of the difference between the perfect online profiles of our staff and their inward reality? Whatever we do to improve employee…

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Measuring Wellbeing – Can It Be Done?

What gets measured, gets done. Too true. Unless you’re keeping an eye on something with regular measurement, it’s really easy to let things slip. It doesn’t matter whether…

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Are you successful?

We tend to measure success on something of a binary scale – win, lose. Even with 3 levels of ‘win’ during the Olympics, most people seem to have…

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Rio 2016 and the myth of talent

          The most inspiring comment I heard from the past two weeks’ coverage of the Rio Games came from the GB badminton doubles team…

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Going on holiday, leave the mobile at home.

Having just come back from a holiday in Greece with the kids, I feel quite refreshed. Not because the kids were angelic and exceptionally well behaved without any…

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Good News. Pass it on

World events this year have made for terrifying press coverage. The American Military term VUCA is exactly right – Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions. On we trudge,…

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Are you the King Canute of social media?

Legend has it that at some point during the 11th century, King Canute publicly tried to hold back the tide. He did this in full knowledge that it…

A simple explanation of Employee Engagement

A simple explanation of Employee Engagement

To quote Albert Einstein, “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Employee engagement is currently at the forefront of business advancement.  The countless…

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As Employers we have Choices

If we decide to actively improve employee wellbeing, where should we draw the line? What is fair and reasonable?  Should all employers be setting aside business resource to…

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Balance. Life and death or more important?

Clearly, my mind is distracted by a forthcoming football tournament. But to me, the analogy has some merit. Surely achieving some kind of life balance is preferable to…