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What would be your reason to stay?

What would be your reason to stay? Asking people why they’re planning to stay is a far more powerful question than asking why they’re leaving Asking people why they’re planning to stay is a far more powerful question than asking why they’re leaving. You get valuable data as well as the opportunity to give a […]

‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’

‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’ New jargon in headlines reveals a fresh interest in what’s actually often an old topic. ‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’ – new jargon in headlines reveals a fresh interest in what’s actually often an old topic. In this case, it’s what happens in that crucial relationship between people and their […]

Adopt a people-oriented focus to increase employee contribution

Here’s some powerful research by McKinsey & Company to use with your business leaders to make the case for investing in the conditions that help people to make a stronger contribution. I’ve picked out a few quotes – you’ll agree it’s worth it. The ‘P+P Winners’ here are those who make smart investments in BOTH Performance and […]

HR Budget and Efficiency Benchmarks

Do you wonder how your HR function compares to others? A recent report from Gartner aggregates the data to provide global benchmarks. I’m guessing direct comparisons are unhelpful as sectors and markets vary so much, but it’s still interesting to do a quick calculation on your own costs: Key findings: The average HR functional spend […]

HR worry more about employees than about caring for themselves

If you’re finding your HR role tough, you’re not alone. Research by Marion Hewitt confirmed that people in HR worry more about other employees than about caring for themselves. Hundreds signed up for our recent webinar on this, so let’s take a deeper dive. As Dave Ulrich clarifies in his ‘Paradoxes in HR’, there are many tensions, […]

How to create and maintain a high-performance culture

Creating and maintaining a high-performance culture within an organisation is a complex but achievable goal. It involves a combination of leadership, employee engagement, clear objectives, and ongoing improvement efforts. Here are some steps to help you: 1. Set clear goals and expectations It is important to set clear goals and expectations for employees so that they […]

How to create a culture of continuous feedback

Gaining continuous feedback from employees is crucial for the success and overall well-being of an organisation. Engaged employees are more committed and motivated to perform at their best. By seeking and acting on feedback, you demonstrate that you value their opinions and are willing to make improvements based on their input. Organisations need to make […]

How to build a continuous listening strategy

What are the benefits and how do you make it work? A modern approach to gathering employee feedback A continuous employee listening strategy, in the context of employee research and human resources, refers to a modern approach to employee feedback and engagement measurement that emphasises ongoing, real-time, and frequent data collection and analysis. By regularly […]

Good corporate people practices relate to better business outcomes

‘Companies have considerable control over their performance.’ Well, yes, looks like stating the obvious. But, refreshingly, this report is about talent: ‘Competitors in the same industries with similar workforces and business models can have very different results based on how they manage talent.’ The report from American Opportunity Index gives us powerful data to prove […]