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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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%.
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.
We love getting together to create amazing workplace videos, whether it's interactive training, health and safety or promotional videos to set you apart from the rest.
Last week we began a series on employee engagement, where we identified the CIPD’s ‘mutual gains’ definition as encompassing:
“Employment engagement proposes a ‘mutual gains’ employment relationship, creating a win-win for employees and their employers. It’s usually seen as an internal state of being, both physical, mental and emotional, but many also view it as encompassing behaviour and in particular work effort.”
So, what are the 3 C's of employee engagement?
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.
— Lee Iacocca
As is customary at this time of the year, a lot of business leaders will be refining their vision, setting goals and defining objectives for the coming year. All this is well and good, but then comes the stumbling block: communication. After all has been refined, set and defined, is anyone really getting the message?
25 years working with employers, we kept hearing the same thing time and time again. Employers want to retain staff, they want the best people and they want their employees to love coming to work. Likewise, employees want to be listened to, communicated with and trained to do their jobs well. Employee engagement is a phrase we hear all too often these days, and we all know we should be doing it. But are we, really?