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Top Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Employees

Posted by Becca Kelly on 02-Dec-2015 09:56:22

Okay, so you've decided to give your employees gifts this Christmas. Good for you! Everyone loves to receive presents, especially when they might not be expected. Giving a thoughtful seasonal gift to your people can be a fantastic way to demonstrate your appreciation for a year of hard work and dedication. But what on earth to give them? Choosing needn't be a nightmare. To help simplify things, here are some straightforward ideas to fire up your imagination.

 

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Topics: fair deal (pay & benefits)

Want to Combat Christmas Dread? Read This.

Posted by Becca Kelly on 24-Nov-2015 15:10:32

Oh yes. It has begun. It feels like the “can you believe summer's over already?” mutterings are already giving way to the whispers of “can you believe it's nearly Christmas?” If the mere thought of Jingle Bells, Saint Nick or the unveiling of the latest seasonal John Lewis ad bring you out in a cold sweat, it's realistic to consider that you may be suffering from a case of Christmas Dread. A common affliction which tends to present itself around this time of year in offices across the globe, Christmas Dread is not, contrary to popular belief, resolved by the mass consumption of extensive cheese selections. You're going to need more than a block of white stilton and apricot to get you through this. Pour yourself a hot toddy and read on.

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8 Business Gurus On Why Fair Deal Is A Big Deal

Posted by Becca Kelly on 06-Oct-2015 12:07:48

We all know that being fairly rewarded for expenditure of energy, effort and time plays a pivotal role in employee happiness and engagement. How happy your employees feel with their pay and related benefits is a strong reflection of how valued they feel as individuals. That's why Fair Deal is one of the 8 factors of employee engagement measured in BCI surveys. Whether your company is struggling to enforce cutbacks or thriving financially, it can be notoriously difficult to hold on to fairness as a guiding principle. That's why we've compiled this inspiring collection of quotations from some of the world's top business gurus both past and present, encapsulating the ethics of a Fair Deal. 

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How to Create an Awesome Company Culture on a Shoestring

Posted by Becca Kelly on 22-Sep-2015 14:31:00

It's hard not to feel at least a little envious of organisations who've invested heavily in their company culture, especially when it comes to free massages, on-site video arcades, bike repairs, corporate cars and company dog-sitters. There's something endlessly appealing about showing up to a workplace that's got more in common with Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory than the average office set up. 

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Topics: fair deal (pay & benefits), my company

8 Simple Ways to Thank Your Employees

Posted by Jane Young on 09-Feb-2015 14:50:00

1) Reward them with extra holidays

Who doesn't love extra holidays? Such an easy and effective way to give your staff a boost, especially if employee attendance has been high. Buckles Law offer staff an extra two days holiday for anyone who logs zero annual absences. They also offer an attendance bonus for for high attendance over a six month period.

 

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Boosting Frontline Engagement: Part One

Posted by Becca Kelly on 03-Feb-2015 10:09:00

A recent international survey of employees by Bain & Company found that engagement typically declines at the coalface in organisations, with the very poorest levels of engagement in sales and service functions. These are the areas of an organisation where employees typically have less control over what they do, but much greater customer contact. That's why an increase in engagement at these grass roots levels could potentially have a huge impact on customer satisfaction, whilst driving transformational engagement across the business. Frontline, customer-facing employees typically have the best knowledge of what customers do or do not want, so utilising this information, and driving problem solving initiatives based upon information from frontline employees, can be a real game-changer.

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Topics: giving something back, my team, fair deal (pay & benefits), my company

Employee Engagement Best Practice Part 7: The 'Fair Deal' Factor

Posted by Jane Young on 10-Nov-2014 17:18:00

Whilst its true that deriving a sense of meaning from work is an increasingly motivating factor for employees, being fairly rewarded for expenditure of energy, effort and time remains a key player in employee happiness and engagement. How happy your employees feel with their pay and related benefits is a strong reflection of how valued they feel as individuals.

That's why 'Fair Deal' is one of the 8 factors of employee engagement measured in BCI surveys.

 

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Topics: best practice, fair deal (pay & benefits)

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An engaged workforce is more motivated and productive because people take pride in what they are doing and have faith in those around them. This leads to better working relationships, greater collaboration and ultimately, a more successful organisation.

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