Category: Uncategorized

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…

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…

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…

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…

group of people from behind embarrassing each other on a sunny day

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…

Black chalk board with motivation at the center of a word map

Are your employees motivated?

In our most recent blog “Large stakes and big mistakes” we discussed the surprising negative effect monetary rewards has on performance. We looked at an interesting study published in…

dark blue background, cartoon stick with orange carrot tied to end of stick with string

“Large Stakes and Big Mistakes”

Performance related pay is widely used across the world in all types of professions. It is an economic process which holds the supposition that monetary rewards will increase…

wrist and hand of man wearing blue top and white smartwatch

Why wearable tech is going to reduce your stress…

This month, health care professionals and medical experts are teaming up to increase public awareness of the dangers of stress. Although many of us are aware of these…

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 2016 logo

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

Accountancy Apprenticeship Elliott How What attracted you to Avinity? I saw Avinity as an up and coming agency with a lot to offer me as a recent school…

Cartoon image, blue sky background, buildings and hills, white clouds in sky, hand holding the earth, man wearing cape, title in bold purple font.

The Pursuit of Employee Happiness

International Happiness Day 20th March Happy employees are easy to spot. They are the ones who get along with their colleagues, try hard at their work and feel…

group of gold confetti stars, all different sizes, black background

Employee Appreciation Day

This Friday, 4th March 2016 is employee appreciation day.  It is an unofficial holiday which was created in 1995 as a way to encourage all employers, in all…

female caucasian hands typing on white keyboard, white desk, back computer, apple mac, white wires

Engagement using the power of Emoticons

Facebook is about to launch emoji-style reactions allowing a greater expression of a range of emotions on its site. We will soon have the ability to communicate a…