15th May 2015

Why You Might Not Love Your Job

Some people may be very luck to be able to say that they love what they do. However, for others, they may dislike their job, or even hate it and find getting to work in the morning a real struggle. A survey has been carried out across 142 countries, that has stated that the proportion of employees who feel engaged at work is just 13%. Many people find work to be a dispiriting and depleting experience, and it may be […]
27th April 2015

Improve Employee Engagement with 6 Easy Steps

There are only a small percentage of employees who actually feel truly engaged and satisfied at work. Here is our list of 6 easy cost-effective things that you can do as a leader to change that: 1. Don’t forget, you are there for THEM. It is your job to lead/manage your employees effectively, so ask yourself, are you doing this? Take a look at yourself before you start assessing others. 2. Show some respect for your employees To read more […]
21st July 2014

How to Engage Effectively with your Employees

Employee engagement is crucial for all businesses, but especially so for small independent businesses, ads they are the ones that have fewer people who can make a huge impact on your customers and your bottom line. It is also worth noting that a lot of the drivers for engagement do not come with direct costs, so this can be a way of helping you gain a competitive advantage over your rivals. Difficult employees-  these are the ones that you may […]
25th November 2013

Engage or Die!

It won’t come as a surprise to you to discover that ‘engaged’ employees are healthier, happier and more productive than their ‘non-engaged’ colleagues. However, did you realise that a government survey has shown that 64% of people say they have more to offer in the form of skills and talent than they are being asked to demonstrate in the workplace? That is a huge amount of untapped potential. To read about how to engage your employees at work, click here
16th October 2013

More Than a Feeling

It is obvious that there is a link between motivated, engaged staff and bottom line performance. It is becoming increasingly popular to enhance the general mood and feeling in the workplace in order to improve productivity. Have you ever gone to work with the ‘wrong head’ on, and had a totally un-productive day? If all your colleagues felt the same way, then you would be fighting an uphill battle with the mood in the office, and productivity would be affected. To […]
27th September 2013

5 Ways to Identify and Manage Defensive Employees

In these tough times, it is often necessary to batten down the hatches. Word will spread amongst your employees about the overhead savings, and they may dig in their heels to strengthen their position within the company. However, you want to see the opposite and see more flexibility on your staff, not less. Here are the top 5 ways in which defensive employees put themselves before the company, and often to the detriment of the company. To read more about […]
22nd May 2013

What makes a great leader?

You’ve built a great sustainable business, and you’re so busy that you now have to delegate some of the tasks you have usuaully managed to do yourself. It is easy to get consumed in the process of winning new business and getting through your run-of-the-mill tasks. But don’t underestimate the importance of taking the time to motivate, inspire and challenge your staff. To read more about becoming a great leader and motivating your staff click here
22nd May 2013

Inspiring your staff

Inspiring people is not easy. It takes time, effort and persistence, but we all have the ability to inspire our staff members in small but sigificant ways. When people are inspried, they become more motivated, enthusisatic and engaged, which undoubtedly improves their performance. For hints and tips on how to inspire your employees, click here