<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=570393733127212&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Newsvine

Damon Ankers

Recent Posts

How to Enhance Your Employer Brand in 2019

Posted by Damon Ankers on 09-Apr-2019 13:02:00

As the age old proverb goes 'never judge a book by its cover'. However, in our increasingly digital world we're quick to make assumptions. If a website doesn't look 'legit' or meet our expectations we're quick to judge and duly abandon site. With that being said, could your employer brand (or lack of it) be turning job seekers away? 

When hunting for a job the modern day job seeker (particularly those in the Millennial & GenZ demographics) simply expect more from a potential employers web presence. Before applying for a role they'll head to your career site, read your content, explore your social media channels and scour employee reviews sites for valuable insight into your organisation. 

Being deficient in any of these areas can leave job seekers disgruntled, reluctant to apply or even put off of your brand for life.  

Research gathered by Randstad has shed some fascinating light on the impact of employer brand with 50% of applicants saying that they wouldn't work for a company that had a negative reputation, even with the promise of a pay rise. On the contrary 84% of employees would consider quitting their job to take an offer from a company with a great reputation

To help you stand out and differentiate in a crowded employment market we've put together our shortlist of top actionable tips & tricks to enhance your employer brand and become the envy of your market competition. 

Read More

What Millennials want from the Workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Apr-2019 16:09:59

In forthcoming years 2017 is likely to be looked back upon as the greatest catalyst to change this side of the millennium. It was of course the year that democracy rained supreme. Brits voted with their feet for Brexit and our colonial cousins inaugurated Donald Trump into the White House. 

But, did you know that 2017 was also the year that Millennials displaced their predecessors 'Gen X' as the overwhelming majority in the workplace?

With a record number of baby boomers heading into retirement many of those who once held workplace seniority have passed the reins over to the next generation (Gen X) to direct the proverbial ship. 

As with each new generation that enters the market attitude and ideology of work (and life in fact) differ. Today's business and HR leaders are now responsible for putting those differences aside and create hiring processes and workplaces that are Millennial friendly. 

Businesses that fail to acclimatise to the millennial environment are effectively "building a wall" between their business and potential candidates. To ensure that you're ticking all of your Millennials boxes we've put together 5 key points that must be addresses to attract, recruit, engage and retain the best young professionals available. 

Read More

Workvine Partner with Qlik Business Intelligence

Posted by Damon Ankers on 03-Apr-2019 09:31:00

With employment levels at an all time high and the number of job seekers in decline employers find themselves in a conundrum, stick or twist?

The current market is candidate led and in reflection recruitment advertising continues to change shape rapidly. With popular job boards becoming increasingly unpredictable many employers are turning to new advertising sources in their quest for applicants.

From pay-per-click job board advertising to social media recruitment there are hundreds of available advertising channels all promising to help employers reach new talent pools and attract more applications. 

In challenging conditions how do you stay ahead of advertising trends and quickly identify which sources are best for your business? 

Our latest partnership with Qlik BI provides Talentvine Software users with instant access to real time reporting data allowing HR and recruitment leaders to make data-driven decisions to improve recruitment efficiency and performance. 

Read More

5 ways to improve internal communication starting today

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Feb-2019 09:20:00

Whether it be in our personal or professional lives strong levels of communication are essential to the happiness and the success of every type of relationship. 

As a company continues to grow, disperse and in some cases become increasingly remote, internal communication can become convoluted and messages from the top diluted. 

The good news is that there are lots of ways in which we can improve transparency between employer and employee, improve relationships and company performance. According to a global report from McKinsey productivity is boosted by 20-25% within organisations with connected employees. Here are just 5 great ideas for your businesses to improve internal communication right away. 

Read More

The Decade of Digital Change

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Aug-2018 09:35:00

Last week the BBC published an article on phone and internet use that indicated mobile calls had dropped for the first time ever!

Backed by ofCom statistics, the report highlights the decade of digital change and how our relationship with technology has changed.

The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we communicate forever. In this article we examine our relationship with our phone and how to harness technology to improve internal communication within a corporate setting. 

Read More

Supporting mental health in the workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-May-2018 00:15:00

   May 14th to May 20th marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. Everywhere around the UK, people will be doing their part to raise awareness of the trials and tribulations of poor mental health. 

Read More

Using Push Notifications for Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 15-May-2018 07:25:00

 

 Did you know that push notifications increase engagement by 278%?!  

In this article, we delve into the what, the why and the how of push notifications.

Read More

Contingency Planning via An Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 02-May-2018 10:45:00

None of us like to think about disasters and they can be nigh on impossible to foresee. But, if you needed to, how would you communicate a calamity to all of your employees instantly?

Read More

Can an App Motivate Better than a Manager?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 06-Apr-2018 15:48:00

For me, at the heart of motivation lies the necessity to make someone think.

Historically, conversations with other people have provided that stimulus. While the depth and subtlety of a good chat can’t easily be beaten, in our digital age there are now other options to encourage people to think about things.

Nothing can motivate better than someone (who cares about you) looking you in the eye and saying a few words that you desperately need to hear, but for all sorts of reasons that doesn’t happen anywhere near enough.

Cue digital solutions that are stepping in to fill the void.

Read More

What If People Could Choose Their Future Colleagues?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 29-Mar-2018 14:45:00

Everyone knows the sort of people that they like working with (and those people who are slightly less pleasant to have around).

Imagine, then, if the wider team had a say in the recruitment process?

Would companies attract better people and retain them for longer?

Read More

Staffbase Summit 1 month to go!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 27-Mar-2018 10:33:48

Fancy a trip to Berlin? 

Our German friends and premier partner Staffbase, are holding their annual Internal Communication Summit in Berlin from the 26-27th of April and they'd love for you to be there!

Read More

Great Cultures Are Built on Digital Engagement

Posted by Damon Ankers on 24-Feb-2018 10:15:00

 Cultural Empathy Comes After Digital Engagement

 With Gallup surveys consistently reporting that 70% of us do not feel engaged at work, you have to wonder what is missing.

Bosses do their best to motivate and develop their people, but the simple fact is that they never have enough time or resources to do it as much as they would like.

Read More

The Bad Cocktail of Email and Internal Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 16:02:24

 

 Just like English is seen as the universal language, email is treated as the universal language for all online communications.

But is email really the messaging messiah we have cracked it up to be? In this article we highlight the risks involved in becoming excessively reliant on company email for internal communication. 

Read More

Strengthening the Employee Relationship

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Feb-2018 09:15:00

Valentine's Day is upon us. A time of love and romance... so why are we focusing on the world of work?

We're not expecting all workplaces to start showering themselves with rose petals. But much like a relationship, a job needs to be a match made in heaven, the right one for you. So, we delve into a few nuggets of wisdom that will make employees fall in love with their job and their workplace... and no, a love potion is NOT an option!

Read More

What does Kim Kardashian and employee experience have in common?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 14-Sep-2017 11:40:28

Employee experience, you've probably heard about it. It's a pretty hot topic of late.

We entered 'employee experience' into our favourite search engine and it delivered 350 million web results! We're one more employee experience article away from breaking the internet (Kim Kardashian would be jealous). 

So, rather than sifting through the many search results we thought we'd save you a little bit of time (and sanity) by explaining the 'employee experience' to you. Why it matters and how the company can benefit from making its employees fall in love with everything it does.

Read More