Flexible working can bring many benefits to a company, including increased productivity, reduced employee turnover and cost savings. But having a dispersed team – especially one where team members work at different times – can be a major challenge for managers, many of whom will have had little or no experience of leading a remote workforce. …Read more
Picture the scene: you have a packed auditorium of 200 delegates. Your keynote speaker has just delivered an information-packed talk on *insert latest trend*. Now it’s time for the Q&A session, and around 10 or so hands have shot up. As the microphone is passed around, a few more hands go up while questions are being asked and answered. …Read more
As new means of communicating with employees are constantly evolving and multiplying, conducting written chats emerges as a clear “low involvement, high reward” method. It’s both very impactful for employees who can freely express themselves, sometimes even in a fully anonymised setting, and rather easy to conduct for managers when it comes to having the right tech and helps …Read more
When hiring new employees, the list of qualities needed in a candidate usually goes something like this: proactive, ambitious, a team player, self-managing, driven and displays leadership skills. Yet even when candidates seem to demonstrate these qualities, they may not be right for your team. So how do you find the perfect fit?
Traditional recruitment processes have long used …Read more
This article is written in collaboration with iAdvize, the conversational commerce platform that enables businesses to engage their customers and prospects anywhere and at any time.
Strategically managing your brand’s community will bring value to your brand’s image and your business profit. Your internal and external communities are an extension of …Read more
Your employees have a lot to say about you on social media. 50% of them post pictures, videos or messages about you on social media from time to time.
The good news is that you can do more than hoping they’re good messages.
In the first part of the series we spoke about …Read more
Many of us have heard about employee advocacy and its value. If you haven’t, here’s one line on why it’s so important: companies with formal employee advocacy programmes experience faster growth than those without one, with increased visibility, brand recognition and inbound web traffic listed as the top three benefits.
Employees who rave about their employers …Read more
Sometimes you’ll have a meeting so awful the best part will be walking out the door at the end. We know, we’ve had them. In fact, everyone has. On average, each office worker in the UK loses three working weeks a year to unproductive meetings. That costs businesses £1,400 per employee each year …Read more
Employee engagement is the close link between employees and the company they work for. This is more than just having a simple relationship. This is a two-way, mutual, honest relationship that allows both employee and employer to be on the same page about the important matters of the company. In short, it’s the “emotional commitment an employee …Read more
We’ve all heard it a thousand times: employee engagement is vital to business success. We know it. We know we should do something about it. But it just never seems to happen.
The benefits can’t be ignored. High levels of employee engagement can boost revenue by up to two and a half times. On top of …Read more