All items: Employee relations

  • Three ways to prevent communication breakdown in teams

    Date:
    23 June 2017

    Employees rate bad communication as one of the key reasons they feel disengaged with employers. So how can HR support teams to have more productive conversations and understand each other better? Andrew Filev of Wrike explains.

  • Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

    Date:
    17 May 2017

    The Labour Party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.

  • Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

    Date:
    1 February 2017

    It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.

  • 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.

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