Tags: Employee

Employee share ownership award winners announced

Companies from the travel, insurance, property, banking, communications and retail sectors were the big winners at the 2014 annual ifs ProShare Awards. All were commended for their contribution to fostering employee share ownership in what has been a busy year for mergers and  acquisitions, corporate restructurings and IPOs. Among the big winners on the night…

Rejection is good for ’em, finds employee survey

Employees whose innovation ideas were rejected once come back with more, according to research at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Dirk Deichmann researched 1800 suggestions that were submitted through a company’s online suggestion box over a time span of 12 years.  He found that rejecting an idea motivated people to come back with a…

Half of CEO’s question the value of internal events

Almost half of CEOs see internal events as a cost rather than an investment, according to the directors that work for them. That’s one of the key findings of new research amongst event managers and directors at FTSE 250 organisations and UK multinationals. Research from INVOLVE, the communications agency, finds that internal events are used…

Tattooists should alert customers to job risk, warns law firm

Specialist employment law firm Moore Blatch is urging Tattoo parlours to use comprehensive consent forms that make the risks of getting a tattoo clear to their customers, such as losing their job, before they proceed. Moore Blatch is advising any employees considering getting a tattoo to read any disclaimer form carefully before proceeding with any…

Technology entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney, the co-founder and Co-CEO of cloud service provider Outsourcery, has announced the launch of a pilot for workinsight.org, a not-for-profit venture to provide a digital platform that will massively scale up access to work experience. The pilot, which will be run in association with two London schools…

British professionals have higher stress tolerance than their US counterparts

Young British professionals are more collaborative, flexible and have a higher tolerance for workplace stress than their American peers, according to new analysis conducted by Good.Co, the workplace happiness company. Good.Co’s analysis of more than 100,000 psychometric surveys completed in the development of its career mapping application revealed that while young workers in Britain and…

Keeping on top of day to day living costs is still most employees top priority

The second, annual employee insight report has been published by Capita Employee Benefits. Based on interviews with more than 3,000 people in employment it examines the financial wellbeing of the nation and looks at employee’s attitudes toward pensions, retirement, auto-enrolment, savings, benefits and occupational health. Findings in this year’s research include: More people feel worse…

Absence one of most common reasons for failing probation period

Almost one in five workers (18%) have had their probation period extended or failed according to new research from Spring Personnel. The research which surveyed both employees and managers nationwide found poor performance is the most common reason employers cite for failing new employees (62%).  Absence is also a common reason for failing a probation, accounting for…

Employee engagement can be improved by goal-setting

Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw says employees in the UK are often unmotivated because businesses don’t truly understand the importance of an effective review and rewards system being put in place. Dr Shaw argues that the motivation and reward systems in the brain can help us understand what drives people to go from bad to…

Majority of workers feel engagement can be improved in just two words: “Thank you”

Monster.co.uk has today revealed that more than half of employees (58 per cent) don’t get thanked enough at work, leaving most (54 per cent) feeling underappreciated and many (41 per cent) demotivated. This is despite many bosses (41 per cent) acknowledging that there are not enough thanks in their workplace and that most (75 per cent)…