Tags: Motivation

Over three quarters of UK employees would go back to university if given the chance, either to help them achieve their career goals or to take on a new learning challenge. This is the conclusion of a new survey by Monster, which found that 40 per cent of workers would embark on a university degree…

Smart working can help to improve business performance, according to the vast majority of respondents to a survey by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Some 92 per cent of businesses questioned said smart working – which focuses on output rather than input – can boost staff engagement and increase productivity. Furthermore, 97…

Employers facing difficult financial decisions in the current economic climate are cutting costs by making use of homeworking, a new survey reveals. According to research by O2, more than one in ten small businesses have closed down their office since the beginning of the credit crunch and sent staff home to work instead. The survey…

Companies in the UK have been urged to adopt flexible retention strategies which take into account the diverse requirements of staff. A study entitled One Size Does Not Fit All conducted by TalentDrain suggested that staff motivation and attitudes vary along with gender, age and ethnicity, among other things. For example, the research revealed that…

Health and Safety is crucial in terms of the success of businesses, according to an industry body. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated that the responsibility for the issue of worker well-being "starts at the top" of organisations. Speaking at a recent Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Developing Leadership Action conference,…

The uncertainty currently pervading the UK’s financial markets has raised the level of mistrust among staff concerning their managers. This is according to research conducted by BlessingWhite, which found that while 71 per cent of employees trust their immediate bosses, only 48 per cent feel the same level of confidence in their senior management team.…

Companies now have tools available to them to measure how engaged their workforce is, one firm has suggested. According to research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, once businesses have established how happy their workforce is, they can make improvements and boost performance. Entitled Managing People in a Changing World, the report examines how organisations can plot the…

The motivational approaches adopted by organisations are failing to have a constructive effect on managers and their colleagues, new statistics reveal. According to the 2008 edition of the Ashridge Management Index, entitled Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century, while 70 per cent of bosses report there being a positive leadership environment within their firms,…

Negative working atmospheres created by bosses are costing companies in the UK, it has been claimed. According to research produced by the Hay Group, the issue is costing the financial services industry alone in the region of £8.5 billion a year in lost profits. The findings were based on a gap analysis of more than…