Peer-to-peer "tipping" schemes are rising in popularity in the workplace, but these "recognise and reward" programmes should come with a note of caution, writes Marc Long.
A line manager briefing setting out the importance of return-to-work meetings in reducing short-term sickness absence levels and helping to ensure that employees are engaged, productive and working to the best of their ability. The briefing provides practical guidance for line managers on holding return-to-work meetings, as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.
The happiest employers work in diverse workplaces and find that doing meaningful work is more important to them than salary.
Young people who have had a spell out of work value "intrinsic" aspects of employment such as learning new things or opportunities for self development, according to research from Newcastle University.
Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is also increasingly used to campaign for better treatment and conditions in the workplace, argues Susie Al-Qassab - employment law partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen.
People working in human resources, education and finance feel the most valued by their employers, according to research.
In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to "recapture its vocational engaged spirit".
Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and "good work". Susan Clews, the new chief executive of conciliation service Acas, takes us through the findings of its latest poll.
Michael Rose, reward consultant and author, takes you through how to build a culture of recognition at your organisation, and the business benefits of adopting an effective approach to employee recognition.
Updated to include information on how recognition can encourage innovation and creativity.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee motivation and engagement.