Posts Tagged: Engagement

4 Things to Consider When Transforming a Culture Following a Merger or Acquisition

Cultural misalignment is regarded as one of the biggest influencers on whether a merger or acquisition (M&A) is a success. Our strategic community, the HR Leadership Think Tank, brings you four key areas to consider when embarking on a cultural transformation post-M&A. A strong internal culture can prove invaluable for a business. It can help… Read more »

Staff Turnover Statistics That Every Employer Should Know About

A ‘quick-reference’ staff turnover guide for HR and Recruitment professionals to help understand why employees quit their jobs and what can be done to counter it. Employees quit their jobs for different reasons. However, it’s never a good sign for a business when it experiences a high staff turnover rate. More often than not, the… Read more »

How can I make Succession Planning Effective for my Business?

As organisations mature and grow, a critical component of future-proofing their success is to ensure that ‘ready now’ successors (or as close to ‘ready now’ as possible!) have been identified for business-critical roles. So how can we make succession planning effective in our businesses? We put the question to our esteemed HR community, the HR… Read more »

DTT – Taking Managers on the Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Developing an internal culture that enhances and promotes diversity and inclusion is paramount. Not just from the obvious moral perspective, but from the standpoint of continuing to develop an organisation’s products and services through a diverse and an engaged workforce. As such, many businesses now find themselves responding to often ambitious diversity targets around gender,… Read more »

R&MTT – Incentivising and Retaining the Millennial Workforce

The millennial workforce is plagued by stereotypes – they’re referred to as lazy, having a false sense of entitlement, accused of not working hard enough, considered to demand promotions too readily, and the big one; they’re tarred with the brush of being disloyal. Whilst we’re not suggesting we support these stereotypes, there is significant evidence… Read more »

HRLTT – Managing the Challenges of Implementing a Global HR Approach across Diverse Territories

For businesses operating across multiple territories, rolling out HR processes or programmes on a global scale can present a number of challenges. This will typically involve juggling the nuances of varying employment law and of course the cultural differences of those affected. Given both the legal and people implications of delivering an inconsistent approach, this… Read more »

HRLTT – Engaging Staff beyond Remuneration: How ‘Purpose’ becomes Central to your EVP

As a follow on from our previous HR Leadership Think Tank (HRLTT) on ‘What is the Purpose of HR?’, this post delves into the topic of Engagement. More specifically we explore the role of a purpose-led culture and EVP in attracting talent and creating engagement, whilst also establishing any wider benefits to an organisation’s health and prosperity. These are… Read more »

TTT – Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 12th March 2015 hosted by TalkTalk’s Gemma Jones (Global Talent Lead) titled ‘Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

ER&ETT – Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations & Engagement Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 5th February 2015 hosted by Thames Water’s Tanya O’Doherty (Employee Relations and Engagement Manager) titled ‘Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect… Read more »

The HR Think Tank Series Expands to Incorporate Employee Engagement and HR Leadership

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The HR Think Tank Series is excited to announce it’s rebranding and expanding two of six sub-groups within its community offering. The former Employee Relations Think Tank will become the ER and Engagement Think Tank and the HR Business Partner Think Tank will become the HR Leadership Think Tank. The primary reason for the change… Read more »

The Contributing Factors behind Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement can be difficult to define or describe and people have different views and opinions. If I had to use one word to define employee engagement it would be “CARING”. Caring about performance and results, about company goals and objectives, about clients, about colleagues and caring about the success of the business. Engagement is “A… Read more »

Oasis HR’s Employee Engagement Strategy Scoops Top Prize at the first EE Awards

Wednesday night’s inaugural Employee Engagement (EE) Awards (28th Jan) saw Oasis HR take first prize for their ‘Three-Pronged’ employee engagement strategy and it’s impact on sales performance, staff retention and overall workforce engagement levels. The London based ceremony, hosted by George Lamb, celebrated industry ‘game changers’ and brought together a selection of SMEs and blue-chip organisations… Read more »

ERTT – Employee Engagement Forums: Adding Value in Unionised and Non-Unionised Businesses

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 16th September 2014 hosted by Lloyds Banking Group’s, Sean Harris (Head of ER – Group Employee Relations – Commercial Banking and Consumer Finance) and Sue Dryden (Manager – Group Employee Relations) titled ‘Employee Engagement Forums: Adding Value in… Read more »

ERTT- Modernising Employee Relations Engagement Forums

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations Think Tank (ERTT) held on Tuesday 24th June 2014,  hosted by EDF Energy’s Martin Thow (Employee Relations Manager)  titled ‘Modernising Employee Relations Engagement Forums’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Diversity professionals from leading national… Read more »

DTT – Measuring Return on Investment in Diversity & Inclusion

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Tuesday 20th May 2014 hosted by State Street Bank’s Pauline Miller (Vice President, Global Inclusion EMEA) titled ‘Measuring Return on Investment in Diversion and Inclusion.’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »

RTT – Harnessing the Business to Deliver Outstanding On-boarding within Outlets at a Local Level

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 24th April 2014 hosted by Corrett Restaurant’s Jenny Parry (Head of HR) titled ‘Harnessing the Business to Deliver Outstanding On-boarding within Outlets at a Local Level’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion… Read more »

ERTT – Maintaining Union and Employee Engagement through Major Transformational Change

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 17th April 2014 hosted by Telefonica’s Martin Lally (Head of Employee Relations and HR Operations) titled ‘Maintaining Union and Employee Engagement through Major Transformational Change’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion… Read more »

DTT – Barriers to Female Attraction and Progression in Business

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Thursday 3rd April 2014 hosted by GE Capital’s Mary Fitzpatrick (Diversity Leader) titled ‘Barriers to Female Attraction and Progression in Business’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Diversity… Read more »

HRBPTT – What skills do HRBPs need to support an organisation through a period of change?

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Wednesday 9th April 2014 hosted by Octopus Publishing and Hachette UK’s Jazmin Yanez (HR Manager) titled ‘Restructures and Realignments: What skills are needed by HR Business Partners to support an organisation through a period of change?’. The following… Read more »

Engagement – the Difference between ‘Saying’ and ‘Doing’

Engagement. Bored yet? It’s a term that has become over-used, flung around by everyone from politicians to teachers to business leaders. How often do you truly see the engagement promise followed through? It doesn’t just happen. You don’t spring out of bed on a cold November morning and shout “Hoorah! Today I feel engaged!” Something… Read more »

ERTT – Measuring and Monitoring Engagement as a Value Add

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations Think Tank (ERTT) held on Tuesday 5th November 2013 hosted by British Airway’s Stuart Kennedy (Head of Employee Relations), titled ‘Measuring and Monitoring Engagement as a Value Add’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

HRBPTT – Cultural Change: Making the Shift

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Thursday 26th September 2013 hosted by News UK’s Milly Hume (HR Business Partner – Technology) titled ‘Cultural Change: Making the Shift’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

HRBPTT – Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Thursday 27th June 2013 titled ‘Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Business Partnering professionals from leading national and… Read more »

ERTT – Can ER ever truly be Strategic?

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 hosted by EDF Energy’s Paul Tulett (Head of Employee Relations), titled ‘Can ER ever truly be Strategic?’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and ER… Read more »

TTT – Performance Management: Creating a Meaningful Process and Dialogue

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 16th May 2013, hosted by Canon Europe’s Tiina Rolig (European Talent Manager), titled ‘Performance Management: Creating an Effective Process and Dialogue’. The following summary reflects a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Talent professionals from UK… Read more »

Start-up to Established Business: Managing the Change Challenges

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the first Start-up Business Think Tank held on Tuesday 7th May 2013, hosted by onefinestay’s Helen Bennett (HR and Recruitment Manager), titled ‘Start-up to Established Business: Managing the Change Challenges’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals… Read more »

Is High Employee Engagement Really the Holy Grail?

Blog author – Gary Cattermole, Director at The Survey Initiative  There is no doubt that organisations are pushing to increase their employee engagement scores. Worryingly many organisations don’t appear to be looking at the wider picture when considering engagement. You’ll be well aware by now that organisations with high engagement (top quartile) purport to have twice… Read more »

TTT – Career Paths: Building, Implementing and Embedding

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 14th March 2013 hosted by Colt’s Aneta Jajkowska (HR Director), titled ‘Career Paths: Building, Implementing and Embedding’. The following summary, prepared by our TTT partner the Chemistry Group, reflects a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and… Read more »

RTT – Operating a Flexible Working Model

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 19th March 2013 hosted by Legal and General’s Charlotte Johns (Head of HR Operations and Resourcing), titled ‘Effectively Attracting and Recruiting Flexible Employees’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

RTT – On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges? (UK)

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 7th February 2013 hosted by Telefónica UK’s Fiona Davidson (People Delivery Manager), titled ‘On-boarding – How are Companies Managing the Challenges?’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

DTT – Engaging the Wider Business on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Tuesday 29th January 2013 hosted by Lloyds Banking Group’s David Marsden (Senior HR Business Partner – UK Wealth), titled ‘Diversity – the Business Case to Engage Colleagues’ . The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held… Read more »

TTT – Retaining Top Talent within your Business

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 15th November 2012 hosted by L’Oreal’s Isabelle Minneci (Human Resources Director), titled ‘Grappling with Talent Retention’. The following summary, written by our TTT partner Chemistry Group, has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and… Read more »

HRBPTT – Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles of Holding Effective Performance Appraisals

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Tuesday 20th November 2012 hosted by Ashurst’s Paul Wray (HR Manager), titled ‘Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles of Holding Effective Performance Appraisals’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR professionals from… Read more »

TTT – Engaging and Developing Senior Leaders in Uncertain Times

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Wednesday 7th November 2012 hosted by RSA’s Anna O’Neill (Group Head of Emerging & Specialist Talent), titled ‘Engaging and Developing Senior Leaders in Uncertain Times’. The following summary, written by our  TTT partner Chemistry Group, has been prepared to reflect… Read more »

5 Top Tips for Linking Pay and Performance

It goes without saying that all ER professionals want the nirvana solution when it comes to pay and performance, whereby their recognised unions (and of course their employees) buy-into their pay policy and accept that there is a sufficient distinction when it comes to measuring performance for both operational and strategic employees. But, how is… Read more »

ERTT – Linking ER and Engagement – a Help or Hindrance?

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 4th October 2012 hosted by Marks and Spencer’s Anna Moore (Head of Employee Relations), titled ‘Linking ER and Engagement – a Help or Hindrance?’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst… Read more »