10 Innovative Employee Engagement Techniques

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Many surveys report that employees are ‘not engaged’ in the workplace. Worryingly, there is also a significant percentage that are ‘actively disengaged’. So what can you do as a business owner? Here are 10 innovative techniques to actively improve employee engagement.

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How to Use Customer Reviews to Boost and Benchmark Employee Morale and Motivation

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Customer reviews provide an invaluable trust signal to potential customers. By leveraging user reviews, you’re telling the world that you care what customers think, that you welcome their feedback, and that you’ve nothing to hide. You’re also doing your bottom line a big favour. Using online reviews could see your conversion rates climb up to 58%. But customer reviews can provide a raft of benefits to a business operation even closer to home: your employees. Here's how to use customer reviews to boost and benchmark employee morale and motivation:

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5 Health And Safety Issues Your Business Should Be Aware Of

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We like to think that we’re well past the point of having to tell people to take health & safety seriously. Every business is obliged to carry out a health & safety risk assessment, and most do so happily, with both the employer and employees benefitting from a clear set of rules and protections. Here are 5 health and safety issues your business should be aware of:

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How to Keep Talented Employees in Your Company

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Employee loyalty might seem difficult to obtain these days. Rather than sticking with a single career until retirement, the modern day workforce often jumps from one job to the next every few years. There are many reasons for this erratic career progression: employees are learning how to keep an eye out for higher paying opportunities, companies with more benefits, and roles that allow them to use their skill sets. It is becoming increasingly difficult to hang onto your talent. Here are a few ways your organisation can set itself apart from competitors and hang on to employees.

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5 Simple Things To Tackle Gender Imbalance in the Workplace

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More and more businesses and companies are making it their priority to restore the gender balance in the workplace - and you should be too. Working to hire a fair balance of men, women and non-binary staff will not only create a more diverse atmosphere in the office, but it will also ensure you’re searching in a bigger pool of candidates, meaning you can find exceptional people with varied world views to form a powerful, productive team. But how to do it? Here are 5 simple things your business can do towards tackling gender imbalance in the workplace.

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11 Tips for Motivating Your Employees

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A motivated workforce goes a long way towards the success of your business. As the business owner, you may be super motivated about your own business but how are you motivating your team? Here are 11 tips for motivating your employees:

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5 Reasons Why Happy Employees Are More Productive

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I believe that every employer strives to have productive employees. The most effective way to improve productivity at work is to satisfy employees. Here are 5 reasons why happy employees are more productive:

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Tips For Managing Friction in the Workplace

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A workplace needs all kinds of personalities, strengths and approaches to be successful. Unfortunately, sometimes certain traits clash and cause friction in the workplace. This is just human nature. Even the closest of families or the best of friends don’t always get along. Although minor conflicts are to be expected, as a manager it’s your job to make sure any friction is nipped in the bud before it becomes a serious issue and impacts on the business. Here are some tips for managing friction in the workplace:

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Why You Should Have Core Values For Your Business

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Core values educate employees, clients, potential customers and even other companies. This ensures that everyone has a clear picture as to what the company is about. It also ensures that the company’s identity is defined. For those in the highly competitive industries, this gives them added advantage. Here are some reasons why you should have core values for your business:

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Tips For Introducing a Dress Code at Your Workplace

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Employees are representatives of the business and as such are an advertisement of the business. This should be borne in mind by employees when considering appropriate work attire. An employer is entitled to stipulate a dress code or uniform be worn during working hours. A smart professional appearance is often a requirement of many working environments especially where employees come into contact with clients and member of the public. Here are some tips for introducing a dress code at your workplace:

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How To Enhance Your Office Environment For Employees

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A ‘water cooler moment’ is a popular phrase to describe people discussing a shared experience, often on television, around the office water dispenser. The water cooler itself becomes a key meeting point for employees to socialise; a good example of how an office environment can improve staff relationships. Improving your office environment for employees is a great way to increase productivity and retain your best employees. Here are some tips for how to enhance your office environment for employees:

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6 Simple Ways To Improve Business Communications

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Communication is everything, whether it's in your business or personal life. We like to think we have control of things but the reality is, we depend on a lot of other people, especially in business, to stay on the right track. Communicating clearly and effectively with your coworkers and employees is essential to a successful business, so you should always be looking for ways to improve. Here are 6 simple ways to improve business communications:

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A Guide to Getting Your Corporate Culture Right

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The way in which a business’s employees behave and uphold its values – both internally and with customers – can impact on business success. Over the past decade, businesses of all types and sizes have woken up to the idea that putting the right organisational culture in place is an essential cornerstone of success. But what exactly does this entail? Here's our guide to getting your corporate culture right:

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Why People Leave Cushy Corporate Jobs for the Unknown of a Startup

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Let’s face it, corporate jobs have a lot to offer. There’s job security, the promise of internal promotion and not to mention the robust benefits. And while many find that holding down a corporate job has its advantages, others opt to leave for the land of startup. Here's why people leave cushy corporate jobs for the unknown of a startup:

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6 HR Mistakes Not To Make For Small Businesses

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Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It's not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on top of employee management can lead to high turnover and possible litigation. With human-resource errors being one of the main reasons most small business fail in less than five years, employee management must be one of your top priorities. To up your odds of survival, here are 6 HR mistakes not to make for small businesses:

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Tips for Employee Training For Your Small Business

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Whether you're running a small business or a blossoming startup, the best training will meet the mission of your business, offer consistency for the company’s services and products providing new members of staff with the skill they need to be productive and to succeed. Here are some tips for employee training for your small business:

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Terminating a Contract of Employment - What You Need to Know

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Terminating an employee's contract is never easy but on some occasions there may be no other alternative. There are certain steps that you should follow. Here's what you need to know about terminating a contract of employment:

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How to Attract the Best Talent to Your SME

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Is your business ready to grow and take on new staff? Are you at the point that you need to increase your employees but are wondering how to attract the best talent to your SME? Here are some tips on hiring the best talent based on my experience. 

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How to Get Employees to Brag About Your Business

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Research has shown that the key to getting your employees to brag about your business isn't your services or products - it's your engagement. Interestingly enough, when an employee feels engaged at work, there is a 96% chance that he/she will give their job nothing less than their best effort. Here's how to get employees to brag about your business:

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7 Inexpensive Benefits to Show Your Staff They’re Appreciated

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Health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off are some of the most common benefits employers provide to their staff – and with good reason. While a competitive salary can attract top candidates to your company, the key to retaining highly qualified staff is showing them how much they’re valued. Offering additional benefits to your employees not only shows them how much you care, but it motivates them to put their best foot forward on the daily basis. If you’re interested in extending a little appreciation to your staff, here are some ideas that won’t break the bank. 7 inexpensive benefits to show your staff they're appreciated:

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