Our latest thoughts, ideas and tips on all aspects of making people happier, more engaged and higher-performing.

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Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: An Adventurer’s Perspective

Increasingly in the modern working culture, businesses are pushed (and are pushing) further towards having diverse, inclusive workforces. This is great to see! What is less encouraging is the number of companies who seem to see this as nothing more than a box-checking exercise. Phrases like “We need more women in tech”, when said without […]

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Room 101 Employee Engagement Culture

Room 101 of Employee Engagement

Yesterday our latest Webinar aired featuring our good friend and best-selling HR author Gethin Nadin! Gethin joined our Head of Global Happiness, Matt Phelan, to have a good old rant about all things employee engagement and HR…and to discuss what they would happily throw into the depths of Room 101! First up let’s discover what […]

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4-day working week: Could it increase stress?

It’s a Monday, the train was delayed, the weather has decided to have a tantrum. You walk into the office and find yourself muttering “I really hate Mondays..” whilst writing yourself a phone note to claim through the Delay Repay train service. You pass some colleagues in the office, and although you are only half […]

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Boardroom buy-in people analytics

How to get boardroom buy-in for people analytics

Imagine if your company showed the same care and attention to its people as it does with its financial performance… As HR experts, we can appreciate all the unique ways that people analytics can benefit our businesses, by helping us to measure the most important asset we have… Our People. All that’s left is to […]

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Culture: Is the Old Workplace Model Broken?

How the environment is changing Like it or not, the world of work is changing. It’s widely accepted that everyone has the right to be happy and fulfilled at work. Workers require more than just a paycheque! Investors and leadership teams are waking up to the damage that can be caused by toxic cultures (e.g. […]

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Culture Meets the Boardroom

The idea that the only social responsibility of business was solely to increase its profits was popularised by economist Milton Friedman half a century ago. It’s safe to say the times have changed! We reached a tipping point in 2019 with more organisations acknowledging the need for a more “conscious capitalism” that extends the pursuit […]

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New reporting legislation brings happiness into the boardroom

Not much of a reader? Watch our 10-min video instead! The Who, What, Why, How Are you aware that many UK businesses (possibly including yours) are now subject to new reporting requirements? Affected businesses need to detail in their Directors’ reports how they engage with their people. It’s vital that you understand how to comply […]

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How to improve company culture & boost staff retention

Winter is here, Christmas is behind us and it’s a new decade! This has all got me thinking… It’s a known fact that the “New year, new me” mantra can be a big catalyst for people changing careers. A recent study by Monster revealed that January is the most popular month for people leaving their […]

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5 employee engagement trends for 2020… and beyond

Ever since workers’ rights were legislated and you could no longer use brute force or fear to boost productivity – employee engagement has been the most important catalyst for business success. Employee engagement is an “issue” that every business leader must think about. No, it’s not going away. No, it isn’t just a buzzword/phrase. Yes, […]

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