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The Latte Levy and driving change

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Levies are today big business. It started with the Plastic Bag Levy. Next we had the Apprenticeship Levy. And now we await the so-called Latte Levy. A Levy is in essence a tax, fee or fine.  But it’s the nature of these levies and the behaviour that they are designed to drive that is interesting.  Before […]Read more

Giving has never been more important for employees…

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Speaking to a large employer recently, they disclosed that the second most important engagement driver for their business was Sustainability/ CSR. The ability to give their time to good causes, to impact on their environment, to do the right thing, to work for a company that takes its responsibility seriously, these are major factors in […]Read more

Slides, ferris wheels and stories – what makes a great office?

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Recently we’ve been looking at our first grown-up office.  We’ve seen a real contrast of places, darkened rooms, tech hubs, hot desks, Alice in Wonderland and more.  It’s a big decision – not just because of the cost, but more so because of what kind of environment you are creating for the team.  We’re only […]Read more

The dreaded employee survey – and why vision and growth matter more

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Recently a speaker told the audience that the best measure of employee engagement was the conversation a colleague had with a partner when they got home.  ‘If we could survey that, then we’d have a much better idea of how engaged someone is.’ Yes and no – and also, does it matter? Yes, because it […]Read more

Sustainability: what does it mean to your people?

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Corporate and Social Responsibility first became a thing in the 1960s, and then seemed to take on new importance in the 1990s when it moved from simply being purely an economic and legal responsibility to encompassing greater focus on ethics and philanthropy. Today, it is an industry itself with distinct strategies, reports, teams, award and […]Read more

Gamification and the employee

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Gamification is part of who we are. Write yourself a list and then tick off what you do a you do it.  Scientists have confirmed that the simple process of ticking off your achievements triggers dopamine in the brain, rewarding you for your efforts. An example of gamification.  Only we’ve never called it that. There are […]Read more