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Ask anyone in the office about the sort of treatment they would like from their employer and more often than not ‘respect’ will feature highly on the list. There is plenty of research on how the working environment has a big impact on both recruitment and retention decisions for employees. In this blog post we

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It’s important to start by remembering that continuous improvement is not a “one off event” it is a continuous cycle of improvement. There are in fact six core principles of continuous improvement in your workplace, and it is essential that these are communicated to and with every member of your team. To achieve continuous improvement

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It seems in the workplace now that change is just an accepted way of working that everything is continually evolving with changes in structures, the way services are provided to customers or just a business strategy that plans in constant change. This can very demanding on individual employees and managers who need to ensure that

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Like us, we are sure you have seen the latest buzz term ‘employee engagement’ all over the place; it’s mentioned in the workplace, in the media, in most of your emails, by HR experts, recruitment professionals and many others and it is very easy to become inundated with exciting ‘employee engagement’ ideas – but how

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This might not seem relevant when you first set up a business however as you grow in size an important consideration is the organisational structure of the business; this will be based of the size of the company as well as the aims of the business and the industry in which the business is in.

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We all start the new year with plans, ideas and goals of things we want to achieve, whether they are written down or just in your head, both personally and for business. If you are running a business do you share these with your team or do you look at your team to support you

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We have previously mentioned how important it is to recognise your employees for their hard work as this helps encourage staff motivation and engagement which leads to retaining talent and a lower staff turnover, along with a more productive workforce. We know that each employee is different and motivated by different things so it means

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This morning I did a talk at a networking event – Creative Networking talking to other self employed people about what is motivation. Although most of the time I talk to businesses about Motivational Maps, being self employed and understanding what motivates ourselves is still very important. Motivation is a noun that means – a

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Marks and Spencer is a brand we are all aware of, we have seen them in our high streets and shopping centres for many years and it comes of no surprise that they are one of the leading retailers in the UK; in fact over 21 million people visit their stores every week. M&S have

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This month on social media I have been sharing different ways that your business can get involved in employee volunteering programs in your community as well as for charities and local causes; I have also shared some of the many benefits to the community, the business and the employee through the involvement in employee volunteering

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