Martin Broadhurst

Martin Broadhurst
Martin Broadhurst is the Head of Marketing at StaffCircle. Martin writes on the StaffCircle blog about company cultures, corporate values, and internal communications. He's a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has an interest in the future of work. Outside of work, you'll probably find him talking about Derby County and doner kebabs.
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Infographic: The Office of the Future

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Sep 6, 2019 11:49:54 AM

When I read the headline "Open-Plan Offices Make the Workplace More Toxic" on, I wasn't completely blown away. Anybody who has worked in an open-plan office knows that interruptions are common, which makes trying to complete "deep work" near impossible, and productivity certainly suffers. But toxic? That's very strong.

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Topics: Company Culture

24 Must-Read Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Sep 3, 2019 7:33:00 AM

Employee Engagement: is this another passing fad amongst HR professionals or are there real benefits from having a highly engaged workforce?

We've collated the some of the latest statistics showing why employee engagement is a meaningful metric for managers to measure, and the impact it can have on the bottom line

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Five Podcast Episodes for Cracking Your Company Culture

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Jul 11, 2019 10:51:21 AM

Did you know there are over 750,000 podcasts and more than 30 million episodes of podcasts online? Finding great content amongst all the noise (pun intended) can be difficult, which is why I've done the hard work for you!

Here are five great episodes from five great podcasts that discuss crucial elements of company culture. Whether you're trying to understand what exactly company culture is, or you're trying to piece together the different parts that allow you to shape and manage your company culture, you'll find great insights in the episodes below.

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Topics: Company Culture

8 Clear Reasons to Review Your Annual Appraisal Process

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Jul 2, 2019 11:07:01 AM

The annual appraisal is a relic of 1960's management techniques that has clung to relevance for far too long. They're inefficient, ineffective, and incapable of creating high-performance teams that value feedback, growth and progress. If you don't believe me, read on.

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Topics: Performance Management

Employee Engagement: The What, the Why, the Who, the When, and the How

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Jun 17, 2019 6:54:33 PM

We spend such a large amount of our time at work that to do so in a role that doesn't spark any enthusiasm is a colossal waste of human potential. When we are engaged in our work, it enhances our sense of our well-being and is a positive force in our lives. Managing employee engagement has become an important part of the HR function and is rising up the agenda of many board rooms. Still, many business owners do not know how to start measuring employee engagement.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

What Is the Definition of Employee Engagement?

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on May 22, 2019 4:48:44 PM

When looking for a definition of employee employment, we think the best place to turn is to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Five Organisations Who Celebrate Employees Living Core Values on Twitter

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 18, 2019 4:46:15 PM

Recognising employee successes and celebrating those individuals who live and breathe the company values will positively shape your organisation's culture.

Your company values should be something that every employee feels are real within your organisation otherwise they amount to little more than a few words in the company handbook.

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Topics: Company Culture

Five Worrying Employee Engagement Statistics for Manufacturers (and what to do about them!)

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 15, 2019 4:58:08 PM

Employee engagement is a metric that every company in the UK should be monitoring. That is especially true in industries facing significant skills shortages where there are more vacancies than skilled workers to fill them.

Industries heavily reliant on skilled engineers or technicians fall squarely into this category. With the current skills crisis and an increasingly mobile workforce, manufacturing companies should pay attention to employee engagement and planning future workforce engagement strategies. Here are five solid reasons why...

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The Business Case for Effective Employee Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 15, 2019 11:13:25 AM

The UK faces an employee engagement deficit. At both a macro and a micro level, this matters: Britain is 15% less productive per employee than the average of its EU competitors and productivity over the last decade has grown a paltry 1.4% over the whole period.

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The Hidden Impact of Low Employee Engagement on the UK Healthcare Industry

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 11, 2019 1:31:40 PM


Few professions in the UK are as universally appreciated as those in the healthcare industry. Doctors, nurses and all the supporting cast of porters, administrators, paramedics and so on, are amongst the most widely celebrated workers in the country. Yet they are often also the most disengaged employees in the country.

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