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Peter Colley

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Halloween 2018: Scary Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Peter Colley on 31-Oct-2018 17:25:00

We all have primal fears that can shake us to our core. That fear of the unknown that follows us everywhere like a cold shiver running down our spines.... 

Employee disengagement may not be top of your spook list, however, left untreated disengagement can quickly spread through the ranks and evolve into a living nightmare for employees, HR and senior leadership. 

In today's Halloween special we've uncovered 8 haunting statistics plaguing UK workforce's. 

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Encouraging Employee Engagement via Technology?

Posted by Peter Colley on 19-Mar-2018 09:45:00

Workvine have always emphasised  the necessary balance between engaged employees and innovative uses of technology. We want to live in a future that doesn't see our jobs snatched from us by robots.

Our Chairman and illustrious leader, Adrian Hobbs, recently took to the internet to share his insights on these potentially colliding developments.

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Pay Disparities Revealing and Bridging the Gap

Posted by Peter Colley on 17-Mar-2018 10:44:00

The policy to reveal the pay difference in workplace has been a thought-provoking one. In April 2018, companies with at least 250 employees or more will be encouraged to share their pay differences, primarily between male and female workers. And as of February 2018, over a thousand firms have done so, a practice that will be repeated on an annual basis. Another initiative – which will come into effect in June 2018 – will focus on the pay gap between workers and managers. Business owners will be encouraged to reveal the ratio between their CEO and their average worker, with companies being required to justify the difference.

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National Apprentice Week 2018

Posted by Peter Colley on 09-Mar-2018 12:58:44

National Apprentice Week is kicking into gear from 5th to the 9th March. Employers and apprentices around the UK will be working together to showcase the successes this pathway has to offer. The theme for 2018's week is subsequently titled 'Apprenticeships Work', showcasing the positive effect on employers, communities, the economy, and of course, the apprentices themselves.

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TEAM (Technology + Employees = Advanced Methodologies)

Posted by Peter Colley on 09-Jan-2018 09:27:00

Part 1: Automation: Blazing Trails or Destroying Jobs?

In some areas, automation is seen as a godsend by people. Rather than have to wait for cashier to work through a queue of people in a supermarket, shoppers can head to a row of self-help machines, where waiting time is dramatically shortened. Mass production has never been so prominent thanks to machines working off an assembly line, manufacturing large quantities of products. In some restaurants, rather than wait for a courteous waiter to be available to take your order, you can simply type it in at the bar to be automatically sent into the digital air. You could say that automation is taking us forward at a breath-neck pace. 

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Engagement vs Experience: A Contrast of Employee Practices

Posted by Peter Colley on 13-Jul-2017 13:00:51

During their time with a company, employees will go through two significant practices; engagement and experience. Now, in some cases, given the whole point of a job is getting the best out of an employee, these two practices may go hand in hand.

Others… not so much.

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Extending the Employee Loyalty Deadline

Posted by Peter Colley on 04-Jul-2017 14:46:50

Loyalty is one of a business’ key weapons.

Granted, you can’t necessarily wield it like a sword, but a company is always going to be at its strongest when it has loyal employees backing it.

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Making the Workplace Work for Millennials

Posted by Peter Colley on 29-Jun-2017 12:05:39

Millennials are taking over the UK workforce.

Not necessarily in a conquering fashion, but they're definitely growing in numbers. Manpower Group predicts that by 2020, Millennials will make up 35% of the UK workplace. Deloitte has predicted that by 2025, Millennials will make up 75%.

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The Engage, Train and Retain Chain

Posted by Peter Colley on 21-Jun-2017 11:59:30

 

When it comes to getting hold of your employees, bringing them up to speed and keeping them from jumping ship, they sometimes feel like completely separate concepts.

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Use of Recruitment Agencies to take a Plunge

Posted by Peter Colley on 14-Jun-2017 16:18:02

 

Recruitment agencies have been a vital pillar of the business world. But recent research suggests that HR professionals are losing faith.

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Is it time to replace the intranet with something more mobile?

Posted by Peter Colley on 10-Jun-2017 10:30:00

 The intranet was often seen as a great way to boost productivity. The traditional solution of communication in the workplace, bringing a company together with its cost-effective interconnectivity. At least that’s what everyone thought when the Intranet first came to prominence in the 1990s.

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Is 2017 Finally the Year to Say Goodbye to Annual Engagement Surveys?

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Jun-2017 16:58:35

 

 For some employers, annual engagement surveys exist as the company’s bread and butter, the key to determine how satisfied your employees are, what draws them in like a magnet, and what makes them feel like they want to fly the coop.

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Bye bye outdated newsletter...Hello employee app!

Posted by Peter Colley on 30-May-2017 13:35:10

  In a digital world say goodbye to outdated annual newsletters 

Are you still using a company newsletter to distribute your company's news? Stop what you're doing, there's an app for that.

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How Retention Affects Your Bottom Line

Posted by Peter Colley on 24-May-2017 09:53:41

Employee retention is a pivotal key to your business’ success. Now, you may be asking, “Why do we need to focus so much effort on employee retention?” When you’ve got to dedicate a lot of your time to keeping the company afloat, why do you need to devote time to making sure people are enjoying their work?

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4 Employee Engagement Challenges and How to Tackle Them

Posted by Peter Colley on 22-May-2017 14:09:57

Employee engagement is key factor in what makes a successful workplace. Without it, employers can struggle to adapt to the changing times, or retain the vital members of staff that give a business its value. Employee engagement does however come with its challenges. Not to worry though, here are the 4 top challenges and how to over come them:

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