I heard your employee engagement talk where you talked about the power of a handwritten note in employee recognition. Could you expand on that please?

There is a ton of data and science going back to the 1950’s on what motivates people and leads to improved human performance. It turns out that there is a basic human need to be seen, to be visible and to be appreciated for what we do. In absence of that people quite quickly become […]

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We have 800 staff and no employee recognition. I’m going to implement long service awards as a start – any tips?

Yes. Don’t!! Long service recognition or tenure awards are a complete waste of money. I advise everyone who has them to stop them and if you don’t have them then for heavens sake don’t start. People won’t stay in a role unthanked and unrecognised for 5 or 10 years just waiting for a carriage clock […]

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I’ve got 40 employees and I’m not sure how they feel about work, should I run a survey?

40 people is a lovely size to be – I can remember that time in my last business very fondly. To be honest I think at that size there are better things than surveys. Communication should be quite fluid at that size and you can just about get everyone in a room and have a […]

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