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Employee engagement: Rule #9 - Keep them in them informed

Posted by Peter Colley on 08-Sep-2016 11:26:29

“Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.” – Paul Marciano, PhD

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Topics: Employee engagement, Employee App, communication

Employee engagement: Rule #8 - Invest in them

Posted by Peter Colley on 02-Sep-2016 12:24:57

Pr Investing in employees is the single most important investment that a company can make." – Brian Smith

Prior research indicates that employers have struggled to fully invest in their employees and as such, their businesses have suffered as a result. A study by the Associations of Accounting Technologies showed that 15% do not spend money on training and 26% only invest in training for specific circumstances.

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Topics: Employee App, leadership, communication

Retail: Sectors Utilising and Initiating Technology

Posted by Peter Colley on 17-Aug-2016 13:24:35

Over the years, technology in the workplace has become increasingly present; be it a self-serving checkout or some advanced computer software, keeping companies in the now. But in recent years, a new tool has emerged from the technological toolbox. The key to adaptability now comes in the form of an Employee App, connecting employers and employees alike, with the capacity to take the various work sectors forward. How, you ask? We answer, starting with retail.

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

Employee engagement: Rule #7 - Progress them

Posted by Peter Colley on 08-Aug-2016 14:19:26

“The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision” – Bruce Barton

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App

Wish employees a 'Happy Birthday.'  There's an employee app for that

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Aug-2016 11:30:47

When your employees' birthdays roll round, have you or your staff ever celebrated or even acknowledged it? Ever wanted to make sure they're not celebrating their special day in silence? There’s an app for that.

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Topics: Employee retention, Video Production, communication

Induction and training - anywhere at anytime

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Aug-2016 11:20:44

Is it a chore to find the right time to book the induction trainer? When you manage to get the team in the room, have you been met with a sea of tired, uninterested faces? 

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Topics: Workforce training, Training and development, Video Production

Communicate efficiently.  There’s an employee app for that

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Aug-2016 11:02:30

Communication is key to a successful and productive business. The Workvine Employee App is the tool you’ve been waiting for to ensure an ongoing, consistent and dynamic flow of information.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Employee engagement, communication

Instant updates.  There's an employee app for that

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Aug-2016 10:33:21

When you’ve got a long list of messages to send to different people, isn’t it grating to have to work your way down the address list one by one? Do you want to be able to send out a last-minute development that doesn’t take up the better part of your day? There’s an app for that.   

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Topics: Workforce communication, Employee App, communication

Recognise & reward employees.  There's an employee app for that

Posted by Peter Colley on 04-Aug-2016 15:25:33

Have you ever had an employee who has worked tirelessly for your company, only to feel unacknowledged and unappreciated? There’s an app for that.

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Topics: Employee retention, Workforce training, leadership

Employee engagement: Rule #6 - Give them room to...

Posted by Peter Colley on 04-Aug-2016 15:05:19

"A great place for great people to do great work." - Marilyn Carlson

 When entering the workplace, it is the employer’s responsibility to help the employee find their footing in the company. Existing work practices should be there to benefit an employee and give them the room they need to grow

 

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Topics: Employee engagement, Employee App, leadership

Building a Winning Team of Employees

Posted by Peter Colley on 26-Jul-2016 12:45:07

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success - Henry Ford

Most employees have to work together. That’s simply the way of work. But the real goal is ensuring that all employers work well together. As Big Sam (Sam Allardyce) takes on football’s impossible (England) job, you can’t help but compare business with football. Building a successful team of employees is like building a successful football team; ultimately, ‘the whole must be greater than the sum of its parts’.

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Topics: Employee App, leadership, communication

How Long Can Migrant Workers Call UK Home?

Posted by Peter Colley on 18-Jul-2016 16:28:06

“We cannot allow free movement to carry on as it is” - Theresa May, UK Prime Minister

While the UK referendum has come and gone, it could be years before EU relations are fully dismantled and we can literally consider ourselves ‘out of the EU’. Of course, the referendum is not the only potential exiting that people should be concerned with. Another heavily debated issue – further amplified by the vote – is immigration. Not only in regards to the UK’s future stance on immigration, but the status of migrant workers currently living in the UK.

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Topics: Workforce communication, brexit

Brexit: Miscommunication – Nail in the Coffin

Posted by Peter Colley on 14-Jul-2016 12:12:40

British politics has witnessed another dramatic change with Theresa May officially taking the role of Prime Minister. David Cameron has handed over the keys to 10 Downing Street to May, while Angela Eagle’s bid for Leadership of the Labour Party will lead to some intriguing developments.

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Topics: Workforce communication, Employee App, brexit

Where Politicians Fluster, Employers Must Lead

Posted by Peter Colley on 08-Jul-2016 11:44:36

In the wake of Brexit, there has been a lot of uncertainty circulating in the media, especially in regard to politics. The political tree has been shaken with the resignation of Nigel Farage from the UKIP Party. This is only the latest in a long line of developments. Cameron is due to step down in three months time, Corbyn is maintaining his stance. Essentially, a lot of focus has been on politicians scrambling to re-assess their positions as the dust settles.

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Topics: Employee retention, Employee engagement, Employee App, brexit, leadership

What Brexit Taught Businesses About Listening

Posted by Peter Colley on 30-Jun-2016 12:19:30

After a tremendous build-up, the EU Referendum has come and gone and we are officially out of the European Union. Granted, the dismantling is not an immediate one, we still have several practices to put into place before we can officially begin our tenure as an independent nation.

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Topics: Employee engagement, Employee App, brexit