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Tag Archive: engagement

  • Making Flexible Working Work

    Making flexible working work

    The demands of modern living, together with technological advances, are eroding traditional work patterns, so flexible working should be prevalent in most 21st century organisations. Yet, in reality, it is taking much longer to make the cultural shift to fully integrate these more modern working practices into our businesses and making flexible working work. So what is meant by flexible working? It is a generic term used to describe a wide range…

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  • Workplace Happiness

    Workplace happiness

    There’s been a lot of debate recently about the relevance of happiness at work: is it a fad, does it actually link with engagement levels and can it influence business productivity? Firstly, it’s important to clarify what kind of happiness is being debated. This isn’t the quick-fix superficial forms of happiness associated with momentary amusement, pleasure or even ‘what’s-in-it-for-me’ type attitudes, but the healthier kind that…

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  • Workplace Bullying

    workplace bullying

    The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘Choose Respect’. Although the focus on the week is aimed at children and adolescents, the message is equally relevant within today’s workplaces. If more organisations concentrated their efforts on establishing and maintaining supportive and respectful cultures, the risks of bullying going on unchecked, or even happening in the first place, would be significantly reduced. What is Workplace…

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  • How to Make Learning Stick

    Make your staff learning stick

    We’ve all had experiences of attending training sessions and events, only to find those action plans and good intentions made on the day are quickly sidelined, shelved or forgotten within hours of returning to work. Organisation development professor, Art Kohn has described this as the ‘forgetting curve’ and suggests that on average 50% of new information is forgotten within one hour, 70% is lost in 24 hours and a staggering 90% within a…

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  • Sandwich Generation

    Sandwich Generation

    So who are the Sandwich Generation? They are employees and workers who are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for ageing parents and their own children. Carol Abaya, a recognised expert on eldercare, coined the term ‘Sandwich Generation‘ ten years ago and has since added a further category, ‘Club Sandwich’, referring to those who care for ageing parents, grandparents and their own young children, or those who care for…

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  • 7 Recession-Busting Habits of Effective Business Owners

    If you would like to find out how other business owners are managing their staff through the recession read on ...

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  • Kay Heald HR Newsletter – Summer 2011

    A quick digest of the latest employment law changes and what they mean for small companies and family businesses + links to FREE RESOURCES ...

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  • Are you an Extreme Engagement Employer?

    Extreme engagement

    Are you an Extreme Engagement Employer? For some fresh thinking and practical ideas to help you engage your staff, answer these 9 thought-provoking questions ...

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  • Employee Wellness – An Economic Issue

    Wellness in the workplace is not about feeling warm and fuzzy towards your staff, it's about the economics of your business.

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  • The Art of Engagement – Ways to ‘engage’ staff

    12 FREE Tips to set you on your way with Employee Engagement

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