Employee engagement

Lessons on effective communication from air traffic control

There are few careers where communication skills aren’t essential. Communicating is how we agree priorities, provide updates, manage expectations and innovate. But as something we do every day, we’re...

Case study: A passport to global success at Harvey Nash Group

A drop in employee engagement and a sense among managers that staff were not working to their full potential prompted a cultural refresh that has had an international impact, finds Emma Greedy

How HR can lay a foundation for a workplace that works for all

Culture change is afoot and business leaders must consider the past 18 months as they prepare for the new world of work.

Should romantic relationships be allowed at work? Part two

In June, health secretary Matt Hancock resigned over an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, admitting he broke the social distancing rules he had set out for the rest of the country.

Brand vs culture – Does it matter?

Imagine this: a market leading organisation, admired by customers, lauded by industry experts, loved by shareholders. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Yet on the flipside, employees in the same organisation...

Office vs home – how technology can prevent employee divide

Technology – love it or loathe it, there can be no question that it’s enabled the world of work to continue with some sense of normality over the course of the pandemic.

How European companies can solve the riddle of low engagement

Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report found that European countries were remarkably resilient to the effects of the pandemic in 2020. Worker-friendly labour laws, flexible labour...

UK employees feel silenced and ignored by employers

One in three employees in the UK would rather quit their jobs than voice their concerns at work.

Employee-led groups have an important role to play post-COVID

Diverse groups across organisations have faced a number of different challenges and circumstances during the pandemic; from adapting to working from home with a disability; women taking on more...

Long COVID: rethinking ill-health and the world of work 

One positive repercussion of the COVID pandemic may be an improvement in how we deal with illness at work more generally, but HR must lead the way, finds Jo Gallacher in this month's cover story.

The big office reopen is a neurodiversity dilemma

If some of your team seem less than enthusiastic about returning to the workplace, there may be a very good reason why - their neurodiversity.

Neurodiverse talent representation disappoints in 2021

The government has made it clear that it will be putting skills front and centre of its new legislative agenda to help the country overcome the damage caused by the pandemic.

Employee engagement