All items: Employee relations

  • Team building: treasure hunts for the digital age

    Date:
    11 October 2016

    If, when you hear "treasure hunt", you hark back to Anneka Rice's popular 1980s game show, you are not alone. We look at treasure hunts in the digital age.

  • Social media and employee voice: go with the flow or fight the tide?

    Date:
    17 May 2016

    Social media appears to be the ideal platform for employers to harness employees' voices, but many organisations are hesitant about using its power. As Acas launches a research paper on this very issue, its chair, Sir Brendan Barber, looks at what holding employers back

  • Employee engagement: telling stories through pictures

    Date:
    18 December 2015

    Despite sites such as Instagram and Pinterest enjoying huge popularity with consumers, organisations are yet to fully embrace the power of imagery for employee engagement.

  • Absence rates in the UK: technical notes

    Date:
    1 December 2015

    This guide explains the terms and categories used in XpertHR's Absence rates among employers in the UK.

  • Can "measuring" happiness improve engagement?

    Date:
    30 September 2015

    A venture capital company has been measuring employees' happiness levels on a daily basis. How has this changed the organisation's culture and how does it use the information?

  • WorkGuru: an online solution to employee resilience

    Date:
    7 January 2014

    WorkGuru is an online service aimed at building workplace resilience. Founder Stephany Carolan describes how it works and how her personal experience of remaining resilient while managing a chronic health condition led to the development of the product.

  • The problem with presenteeism

    Date:
    6 September 2013

    Defining presenteeism is just the first problem in analysing its effects on workers. Dr Nerys Williams considers various opinions and studies.

  • How to harmonise terms and conditions in a unionised workplace

    Date:
    9 March 2012

    Standardising pay and conditions is never an easy task, especially where such an exercise involves several groups of workers. From a trade union perspective, we look in detail at a harmonisation process that led to a complete breakdown in industrial relations. We also review an exercise largely free from problems.

  • Determining the costs of employee wellbeing

    Date:
    1 February 2012

    Dr Bridget Juniper takes a look at the costs associated with employee wellbeing as an investment and the price employers could pay should they choose not to invest.

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