Managers key to unlocking employee engagement

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Managers key to unlocking employee engagement   Employee engagement is key to long term success for a business. If an employer takes time to understand employees’ values and motivations it can have a revelatory effect on their team.   In the ever important Macleod report that was published in 2008 but still is highly relevant… Continue reading

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Guide to when dress codes should be relaxed to increase productivity

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Guide to when dress codes should be relaxed to increase productivity   Dress codes for your employees are important and when followed give your company a professional and reassuring appearance, particularly in customer or client facing roles. It also mentally prepares your staff for the working environment, casual clothes  may influence mood and lead to… Continue reading

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Does stress ever help an employee perform better?

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Does stress ever help an employee perform better?   A problem that HR professionals have been tackling aggressively in recent years is the issue of work place stress and the issues it causes for employees that damages the overall business. However HR Grapevine article recently has questioned whether some moderate stress levels are actually good… Continue reading

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Managing & preventing employee burn-out

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Managing & preventing employee burn-out   Employee productivity and well-being should be at the forefront of any successful employer’s mind when they consider how effective their policies are. The issue of burn-out, when staff are overworked & their productivity drops and/or they need time off to recover, is one that is growing in the UK.… Continue reading

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What is ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’?

What is ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’?   The International Labour Organisation (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work took place for this year last Friday (28th April). Generally, it is a day to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases through raising awareness of these various issues and… Continue reading

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