Best Companies' Engagement Lab

3 Simple Ways to A Greener Workplace

Posted by Becca Kelly on 18-Mar-2016 09:58:41

There are many reasons to consider greening your workplace, whether by making small steps or giant leaps towards ecological equilibrium. Going green can mean reducing your company's negative impact upon the environment and within your local community, whilst giving something back to the wider world. Best Companies' research shows a strong correlation between giving something back and overall employee engagement. This means that when employees feel their organisation is doing well in terms of giving something back, they're more likely to feel engaged, and vice versa. If you're looking to go green at work then here are some simple starting points to consider.

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Why Giving Something Back is Good For Business

Posted by Becca Kelly on 13-Nov-2015 12:22:09

Corporate philanthropy is not just about being nice (although obviously that's a big part of the picture) – it's also about gaining a competitive advantage. Social responsibility is an economically advantageous outlook, and one which can have a really positive impact on engagement. Here are just some of the reasons why Giving Something Back is good for your business.

Better sense of meaning

Doing work that's perceived to be meaningful is proven to be a powerful motivator, with research suggesting that meaning is more becoming more important to workers than the size of their salaries. This understanding is reflected in Best Companies' survey methodology, BCI Measure, which measures engagement across 8 factors, including 'Giving Something Back'.

 

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Giving Something Back: 7 Inspirational Quotes for Meaningful Business

Posted by Becca Kelly on 01-Sep-2015 15:04:00

Best Companies' research shows a strong correlation between giving something back and overall employee engagement. In other words, when employees feel their organisation is doing well in terms of giving something back, they're more likely to feel engaged; and vice versa. That's why Best Companies have identified “Giving Something Back” as one of the 8 key factors which can be measured to determine workplace engagement levels. Read on to motivate your generosity muscles with 7 of our favourite inspirational quotes for building a strong sense of meaning within your organisation.

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Want to Inspire Your Millennials? Give Something Back

Posted by Abigail Fox on 28-Jul-2015 10:59:00

We recently put our analysts to work in an attempt to bust the many myths surrounding Millennial engagement. We discovered that the real key to motivating Millennial members of the workforce is simple – treat them like everyone else.

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Giving Something Back: Social Responsibility and Engagement

Posted by Abigail Fox on 19-Jun-2015 09:22:00

 

Companies across the world are increasingly aware of their potential as drivers of social change through philanthropy. This trend is underpinned by the growing understanding that social responsibility is not only ethically sound but economically savvy too - when it comes to engagement, charity really can pay.

Just as individuals living with a clear sense of purpose tend to be better connected to their values and ideals, employees who feel that their organisation is creating meaning by giving something back to society are typically more engaged. 

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Why Engagement is your Best Recruitment Tool

Posted by Becca Kelly on 24-Feb-2015 09:49:19

From acquisition to retention

In 2015, talent acquisition is tougher than ever, as the cream of the employable crop discover their power as consumers of jobs, rather than feeling at the mercy of their employees. Not only this, but once you succeed in recruiting the best available talent into your company's key roles, the battle doesn't end. Retention, in our times of fast-paced job-hopping and next best things, is more challenging than it's ever been before. Nowadays, the average UK citizen will have between 10 and 14 jobs in their lifetime. So when it comes to recruiting for your workplace, thinking ahead and considering retention as part of your ongoing engagement strategy is absolutely essential. After all, there's no point in bringing in new recruits until you've made sure that you're not needlessly losing perfectly good current employees through lack of engagement.

 

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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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CEOs are Helping Us to Change the Face of Business for Comic Relief

Posted by Becca Kelly on 21-Jan-2015 12:31:00

CEOs around the country are helping us to change the face of business by posting a #CEOselfie and making a donation to Comic Relief.

The #CEOSelfie campaign is set to raise awareness within the business world for the well-known and much loved Comic Relief event, Red Nose Day. This year marks the 15th anniversary for both ourselves and Red Nose Day marking a special milestone for both organisations.

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Employee Engagement Best Practice Part 4: The 'Giving Something Back' Factor

Posted by Jane Young on 20-Oct-2014 15:09:00

Doing work that's perceived to be meaningful is proven to be a chief motivator, with research suggesting that meaning is more becoming more important to workers than the size of their salaries. These changing workplace values are reflected in Best Companies' survey methodology, BCI Measure, which measures engagement across 8 factors, including 'Giving Something Back'.

Best Companies research shows a strong correlation between giving something back and overall employee engagement, as demonstrated in the charts below (the first chart shows data from private companies; and the second shows data from not-for-profit organisations). In other words, when employees feel their organisation is doing well in terms of giving something back, they're more likely to feel engaged; and vice versa.

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For a better workplace

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.

The academically tested and verified methodology we've built is one of a kind, and feeds our 8 factors of workplace engagement.

Our world-class methodology powers The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list, spotlighting the UK’s best workplaces on a national stage.

We offer self-service tools, workshop programmes and engagement expertise to help you unlock your organisation's engagement potential.  

Your engagement journey can be as brief or as far-reaching as you like. Wherever your organisation needs to go, we’ll be with you at every step to make things as simple as possible.

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