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The Gig Economy and how to effectively engage the contingent workers in your workforce

Employee engagement | Engagement | Flexible working

Regardless of whether a contingent worker is working five or 35 hours, should feel as included, recognised and ultimately engaged as much as a permanent employee. Alastair Cole provides his top tips for keeping your flexible workforce engaged.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
08 April 2021

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Six tips to test the transparency of your reward and benefits communication strategy

Employee engagement | Communications | Reward Strategy | Transparency

Perceptions of unfairness in reward, regardless of whether there is any truth behind the perception, can be extremely damaging to the culture and productivity of a business, so how can we test the transparency of our communication? Cathryn Edmondson offers six ways you can try.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
01 April 2021

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How to make your communication strategy inclusive

Employee engagement | Employee communications | Communications | Employee Experience

Achieving a truly inclusive internal comms strategy takes energy and a commitment to review and evolve. Cathryn Edmondson discusses some of the steps an organisation can take in pursuit of an inclusive internal comms strategy.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
24 December 2020

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How communicating with and engaging employees will change in the next five years

Employee engagement | Employee communications | Engagement | Communications | HR Technology | Employee Experience | Diversity

As baby boomers bow out while Gen Z become a bigger proportion of the workforce, it’s important to rethink your organisation’s engagement strategy. With only 1 in 3 employees on average engaged globally, there has never been more reason to refresh existing tactics.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
03 December 2020

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It's not always about the money: how to motivate your staff with non-cash rewards 

Pay & Reward | Employee engagement | Recognition | Reward | Employee Experience

While financial motivation can certainly attract key talent to your organisation, it will not always keep it. Emer Bucukoglu suggests ways in which you can use non-monetary rewards to attract, motivate and retain staff, and improve your company's bottom line along the way.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
28 August 2020

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Keeping employee recognition at the forefront in an ever-changing world

Employee engagement | Recognition | Employee Experience

There is much research out there that demonstrates the clear link between recognition and engagement, and, ultimately, increased productivity and profit levels. With this in mind, Alastair's has pulled together his top tips for recognition during these uncertain times.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
12 August 2020

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Shaping your employee deal with benefits built for the future

Benefits audit | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Culture | Flexible Benefits | Employee Experience

The impact of Covid-19 and a move to home working has created many opportunities for organisations to reshape their employee deal into one that embraces technology, facilitates increased levels of personalisation, has a ‘social purpose’, extends to the contingent workforce and is more holistic, covering financial, mental, physical and social elements of wellbeing. 

Posted by Justine Woolf on
21 July 2020

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The importance of culture when recruiting

Employee engagement | Culture | Employee Experience | Recruitment

An effective company culture permeates the entire employee lifecycle from the recruitment process through to the time an employee leaves the business and can act as a strong stable core within an organisation. Cathryn Edmondson offers some advice on how to ensure your company culture remains intact through periods of growth and recruitment.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
21 July 2020

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Authenticity, and why your internal brand is just as important as your external brand

Pay & Reward | Employee engagement | Employee communications | Engagement | HR Technology | Productivity | Employee Experience

If you aren’t communicating your employee deal effectively, not only are you not getting best return on investment for your spend, but you aren’t leveraging the often many great benefits that make up your total reward deal to best advantage when it comes to attracting, motivating and retaining your staff.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
14 July 2020

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The impact of bonus and variable pay on morale and engagement

Bonus | Motivation | Employee engagement | Engagement | Covid-19

As we are now seeing lockdown lifting, albeit gradually, many workplaces are getting back to some kind of normality, are bonus expectations set to come back? Mark Macoun looks at how the pandemic has influenced bonus payments, and suggests ways you can boost morale and engagement when budgets are tight.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
06 July 2020

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Onboarding whilst social distancing

Reward Consultancy | Employee engagement | Employee communications | HR Technology | Employee Experience | Covid-19

Onboarding is such a crucial part of any new hire’s impressions of their employer. Get it right and they’ll be engaged and productive; get it wrong and it’s hard to recover for both sides. But how to go about it when normal life is suspended?

Posted by Andrew Walker on
23 April 2020

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Gender pay gap reporting – more than just the numbers…

HR Reward | Pay Transparency | Reward Consultancy | Pay Fairness | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Employee engagement | Analytics

Mandatory reporting may be cancelled this year, but it's still a good opportunity to evaluate your gender pay position and review what measures are in place to close the gap.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
07 April 2020

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