Category: Employee Engagement

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Employee behaviour: the real secret behind engagement

 Employers are ramping up the range of benefits on offer to employees in a mad scramble to find that elusive engagement silver bullet. As Facebook announces its latest…

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The current methods for measuring employee engagement are in need of change because they are outdated and are causing “big problems”, according to a US-based work futurist.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

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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How to Tackle Stress at Work

Stress Awareness Month April 2016 According to reports, there were 440,000 cases of work related stress, anxiety and depression reported in 2014-15. Although some levels of stress can be seen…

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Employee Engagement: Avinity Alive creating a better world

In our current world of work it is not sufficient for organisations to just be providing for the basic needs of their workers. Taylorist principles really are a…

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Engaging People in Success: Creating the mind-set

Within the world of sporting peak performance engaging people in success is about more than winning. To consistently achieve the highest levels of performance that will deliver ‘Gold…