Tags: Motivation

Paul Russell: So you want to be…influential?

When dealing with the complexities of myriad personalities from ground to board level, attempting to implement strategy and policies, championing initiatives, managing conflict and motivating employees, influence is surely the crème de la crème of skills; if people are HR’s resource then influence is the resource of HR’s. But achieving influence is a delicate tightrope walk of precision and accuracy, lean too much one way and you veer to coercion and manipulation, veer to the opposite side and weakness and inefficiency await.

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…

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)…

Derek Irvine: Increasing motivation and retention with performance recognition via the crowds

Studies have consistently shown that when recognition is done right, on a regular basis through feedback from all of an employee’s peers, it produces healthier, happier employees that generate better output, deliver improved customer service and remain in their roles for longer periods of time. Yet, recognition in the workplace is lacking, with data revealing…

Dr Lynda Shaw – What gender differences still exist at work?

With much talk in the media that gender differences still exist in the workplace, cognitive neuroscientist and age diversity specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw, conducted detailed research to find out what some of these perceived gender differences in the workplace are in 2013. In the survey male respondents rated themselves as more ambitious than the female…

Employers are from Mars, young people are from Venus

CIPD research reveals a gulf in expectations between young people and employers that is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment There is a clear mismatch between employers’ expectations of young people during the recruitment process and young people’s understanding of what is expected of them. This is hindering young people’s access to the labour…

FOSSIL UK achieves healthy workplace status

FOSSIL, based in Milton Keynes, has been commended for demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees by receiving a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace award. Provided by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the Healthy Workplace awards recognise the contribution that UK organisations, in both the private and public sector, make to the welfare of their…