Hands up anybody who would like to see a 12% increase in productivity in their business this month?

I bet I can see your hand in the air right now – who wouldn’t want a 12% increase in business productivity? Consider for a moment, the findings of research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group, which revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy in their job. The same survey showed that happy employees are a massive 12 per cent more productive than those unhappy with their work situation. So, if your employees feel unhappy or unappreciated, you can be sure as eggs is eggs that they…

Thank you guys!

Rewarding employee success and achievement Your staff are your lifeblood. They get up every day. They come to work. They give you their absolute best.  They hit all their targets and look after your customers -always with a smile. And in return, they don’t ask for much. But what they do want is success, recognition, and all the perks that go along with being the best. Not too much to ask, is it? Unfortunately, a lack of engagement and a lack of recognition for the work they put in, are…

How to deliver a killer 121

If you manage people you should be having regular 121’s with them. End of. Full stop. No debate. I won’t be shifted on this matter! What 121s aren’t are project review meetings – they should not be about status updates on projects and tasks. There are plenty of other places to talk about those things. The 121 meeting is all about the team member; their needs, their frustrations, their feedback, their ideas, and career growth are the topics of discussion. I cannot emphasise enough how terribly important these regular sessions…

Team building + Volunteering = Business win

I’ve been doing my bit! Click here to donate today to my Muddy Race for Life…   If I told you that approximately 70% of FTSE 100 companies have a volunteering programme, would you be surprised? I know I was! So, there must be a compelling reason why our biggest and most successful corporates do this. After all, they have budgets and performance targets like the rest of us. So how do they justify this ‘charitable’ financial commitment to their returns-hungry shareholders? Because they know that engaged employees make better…