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

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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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Amp Up Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Using Technology

Posted by Jen Seitz on Apr 11, 2019 12:02:33 PM

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The workforce is changing at a fever pitch these days. In fact, it sometimes seems that borders no longer exist and the globe is shrinking right before our very eyes. A recent study put out by the Harvard Business School found that companies that prioritised a solid diversity and inclusion plan had a more challenged, satisfied and productive workforce. The study showed that if done properly, a strong diversity and inclusion policy would have a positive impact on employee retention. Let's drill down on the definitions of terms:

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Five Tips to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention in Construction

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 10, 2019 12:26:07 PM

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It will come as no surprise to anyone working within the industry to hear the UK’s construction sector is facing a significant skills shortage. The industry has an ageing workforce, with many facing retirement within the next decade, while the number of apprentices coming into the sector is insufficient to meet anticipated demand in the coming years.

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Using Technology To Remove The Digital Divide In Your Non-Desk Based Workforce

Posted by Hannah Brice on Apr 1, 2019 10:18:18 AM

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The tools available to communicate with a desk-based workforce are extensive. And if you happen to be located in the same office as them, you also have the luxury of talking to them face-to-face too. And it’s not just about communication. The ability to monitor performance, set tasks and measure employee engagement is easy to achieve when your workforce is plugged into a computer all day. With the right software, you can provide your staff with a portal in which information is shared, gathered and analysed.

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Manager Must-Haves: 4 Tips For Mastering Performance Reviews and The Feedback Loop

Posted by Jen Seitz on Mar 25, 2019 8:28:24 AM

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The ever-changing landscape of today's industry has forced managers to rethink how they handle performance reviews. Even those who had their performance review game mastered now have to learn better, more effective ways to administer 1:1 reviews as well as the feedback loop they foster with their teams. Employees, in fact, crave more feedback, better feedback and deeper engagement in the area of performance feedback.

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The Return on Investment Case for Implementing Digital Performance Management

Posted by Hannah Brice on Mar 18, 2019 8:50:58 AM

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Asking your managers to get the most from their teams should be straightforward, right? All they have to do is provide the right direction, set clear goals and hold regular meetings, yes? Well no, there’s a lot more to it. Enabling your workforce’s performance to skyrocket requires continuous communication and feedback and both employee and line manager need to see progress towards targets at any time. This means a paper system does not work. Only a digital performance management system will do.

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Skyrocket Employee Performance With Regular 1:1 Performance Reviews

Posted by Jen Seitz on Mar 11, 2019 7:59:48 AM

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Employee performance is the secret sauce to business success in any industry. Getting the highest level of productivity, however, can be the most elusive of all your business objectives. One way to ensure employee performance is optimised is to measure it (which makes logical sense), but businesses often get the performance review wrong.

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Enabling Continuous Feedback Loops Using Digital Performance Management

Posted by Hannah Brice on Mar 4, 2019 8:30:17 AM

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We’ve said it before on this blog that the more frequently and clearly you give feedback to (and gather it from) your employees, the easier it will be to increase their performance.

And moving away from a paper system to a digital performance management system can make the whole process seem effortless. From the way you record, to how you monitor and then feedback: the hard work is done for you.

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