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Damon Ankers

Damon is a CIM qualified marketer who has spent the last 6+ years working in the recruitment and HR technology markets. Throughout his career Damon has continuously strived to uncover and understand the challenges that modern HR teams face in order to create helpful, relevant and actionable content for his audience. As the Digital Marketing Manager for Workvine, Damon is immensely focused and passionate about helping HR teams to streamline their recruitment activities, attract top talent, improve internal communication and increase employee engagement within their business.

Recent Posts

Breaking Down the Walls of Poor Communication

Posted by Damon Ankers on 17-Oct-2017 13:50:00

Communication is key. Without it, we'd all be hermits. Barely a minute goes by where we're not responding to a phone call, email or Facebook message. It's easy to forget just how much we actually need communication. Especially in the workplace. 

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Oct-2017 14:31:21

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. Everywhere around the world, mental health will be brought into the public eye, bringing with it all of the difficulties people with mental health issues experience.

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 6 people are likely to have experienced a mental health issue in the past week.

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Healthy Workplace Award for Workvine Customer, Neovia Logistics

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Oct-2017 09:49:10

It is a triumphant time for Neovia. The logistics company has won recognition as one of Britain's Healthiest Workplaces, a prestigious award cementing Neovia's status as an employee-driven company and the culmination of a long journey to their current status.

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Shape the Experience, Shape the Brand

Posted by Damon Ankers on 03-Oct-2017 09:01:00

All companies have a branding kit. Tools of the trade that propel the company’s brand image into the workplace stratosphere and the public eye. This can be a product they are selling or a practice they are encouraging, but there is one thing in that toolkit that will resonate on a universal scale, regardless of the audience.

The employee experience.

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E-Learning - Taking Training Online

Posted by Damon Ankers on 26-Sep-2017 09:01:00

Training is essential to any business. Employees need to be in the know about how to best go about their jobs.  Now, while it'd be handy if staff could just download all relevant information into their brains, that notion is a good few decades off. Until then, we can make do with the next best thing: E-Learning.

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The Implementation Cycle: Applying the Logistics of an Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-Sep-2017 09:01:00

In 2016, the UK logistics sector was said to contribute £55 billion to the UK economy. The value of logistics comes down to its ability to implement a strong process, be it a mailing system, material handling, an inventory check or a production line. All these owe their fluency to a positive implementation process beforehand.  But what if you need to improve the implementation of the implementation?

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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.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Sep-2017 10:00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day is upon us. All around the world, people are taking the initiative to raise awareness of it, reach out to affected individuals and in the process, save lives.

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Encourage Positive Health in the Workplace

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Sep-2017 14:05:49

Research from the Mental Health Foundation found that one adult in six had a common mental disorder. Mixed anxiety and depression has been estimated to cause one fifth of days lost from work in Britain.

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Dave has handed his notice in!!

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Sep-2017 16:48:40

 How to retain your top performers

 - Avoid the sting of recruitment by improving retention

Apologies, "Dave" isn't leaving. But maybe he's planning to. Every business has an employee (or several) like Dave, the golden employee. Management love him, peers are inspired by him. 

If your "Dave" one day decides to leave, what will the cost be to the business?

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Maintaining the Pulse of Employee Pulse Surveys

Posted by Damon Ankers on 10-Aug-2017 14:52:45

Most employees are familiar with the company questionnaire. Receiving the paper copy, having to take time aside to come up with some good answers, etc. The whole process can be mind-boggling and time-draining.

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Manufacturing a Winning Team Via an Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 02-Aug-2017 16:17:44

 The manufacturing industry contributes £6.7 trillion to the UK economy, a hefty sum made possible by the 2.7 million people it employs.

The Industry still has room for growth, but where to start? How about your most important asset, your employees...

By improving communication, employee engagement and training manufacturing companies can benefit from a happier, more productive workforce that will reflect on the bottom line. Well, there's an app for that.  

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Combating the Top Reason Employees Leave

Posted by Damon Ankers on 20-Jul-2017 12:53:49

There's many reasons that employees fly the nest. Maybe they’ve found another job with better pay. Maybe they want to change careers. Maybe there are personal reasons involved. This could be the case, but recent research from HR leaders point to one main factor that stands above the rest. So, what's the ultimate cause of employees heading for the door?

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4 Employee Engagement Challenges and How to Tackle Them

Posted by Damon Ankers on 22-May-2017 14:09:57

Employee engagement is key factor in what makes a successful workplace. Without it employee morale and productivity can both plummet leading to increased staff turnover and reduced profitability. However, keeping your employees engaged isn't an easy task. The larger your workforce becomes the more challenging it can become to keep your workforce happy, motivated and committed. Here are the 4 top employee engagement challenges and how to overcome them. 

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Park Leisure: Out with the old (Email), In with the new (Employee App).

Posted by Damon Ankers on 05-Apr-2017 14:25:06

Park Leisure offer 5 star, award winning holidays parks, first class service and luxury holiday homes across the UK. They have over 200 employees in a wide range of roles including onsite, customer service and sales teams. Their challenge was communicating with their dispersed workforce across a number of parks without relying on email. 

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