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Employee motivation and engagement

Noelle MurphyEditor's message: As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, HR is facing unique challenges when it comes to maintaining engagement and motivation among employees.

Many line managers will have found themselves as managers of remote teams overnight, while they themselves need to get to grips with working remotely for the foreseeable future. Others may be in the position of having to manage teams where long-term home working is not sustainable, or indeed, where the downturn in available work is such that some difficult choices - such as lay-offs or furloughing so as to access the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention scheme - need to be made and delivered to some employees.

While also working remotely, HR needs to continue to be responsive and proactive when it comes to supporting line managers as they grapple to maintain motivation and engagement among employees - at a time when many may have concerns about their health or the health of a loved one.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

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  • Date:
    28 June 2022
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Creating psychological safety in the workplace

    Caroline Greene, founder of The Talent Cycle joins us to outline the steps HR can take to embed authentic trust between people managers and employees and build psychological safety within workplaces.

  • Date:
    23 June 2022
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

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    Reward consultant Michael Rose discusses the importance of communication at every stage of reward.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

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    A guide that focuses on the impact that strengthening employees' performance has on organisational success. This guide is part of a series of five guides on developing employee performance.

  • Date:
    26 May 2022
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Reimagining employee engagement in the new world of work

    Kate Pritchard, head of engagement and leadership at Tivian, discusses the growing importance of employee engagement in the new world of work, and how traditional methods of managing engagement need to adapt to be effective in the future.

  • Type:
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    Coming soon to XpertHR

    Details of selected resources that are due to be published on XpertHR.

  • Date:
    3 May 2022
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Employee engagement in the new world of work

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  • Type:
    Good practice manual

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    Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to monitor and manage labour turnover, including measuring and analysing employee turnover patterns to identify the range of initiatives that can be developed to address staff retention problems.

  • Date:
    1 April 2022
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Building a culture of employee recognition

    Michael Rose, reward consultant and author, offers advice for developing a plan to build or improve employee recognition in your organisation.

  • Date:
    7 February 2022
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

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