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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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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Customer Loyalty Scheme – Did anyone ask me?

Dear Customer Loyalty Scheme Provider, Thank you very much for your kind offer to join your ‘exclusive family’, as you so beautifully describe your proposition, which I can’t…

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Prize Management – Who delivers the goods for you?

Just a week after further revelations that couriers are blatantly stealing rather than delivering high tech parcels to their destination, prize management companies must be wondering, what is…

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Employee Wellbeing – Happiness is a personality fit?

Research shows the better you fit into the personality of your living area, the happier you are.  Is employee wellbeing and happiness then also a function of personality…

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Engaging People – What are you giving up for Lent?

So, what has pancake day and Lent got to do with engaging people? Engaging People Through Rituals Very simply, people unite around common experiences. It’s why we often…

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Engaging Leader Sir Terry Wogan

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Sir Terry Wogan who sadly passed away on Sunday. Those friends I refer to are the millions of…

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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…