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Tips on How To Stay Motivated During Quieter Times

Regardless of the business or industry you work in, there’ll come a time when business seems to grind to a halt. One minute you’re juggling multiple projects, deadlines and workloads, the next you’re passing the time by browsing random Wikipedia articles and wondering how it’s still not even lunch time yet.

Posted in Cinema Benefits, Incentivising Performance, Employee Training, Incentive Solutions, Engaging Employees, Improving Performance, Employee Recognition Platforms, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Performance Incentives, Behaviour change, Vouchers, Rewards and Incentives, company culture, Workplace Incentives, Summer Motivation, Employee Morale, Workplace Morale, Workplace Motivation, Workplace Productivity, Staff Motivation, Improving Employee Motivation, Employee Motivation, Motivation, Improving Staff Motivation, Employee Incentives, Improving Employee Morale

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Clean Air Zones: How Could They Affect Your Employees?

There’s no denying that the environment we live in is changing rapidly. Global temperatures are rising faster than at any time in recorded history, whilst the air we breathe in some of our largest ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Employee Retention, Commuting, Incentivising Performance, Employee Engagement, Salary Sacrifice, Cycle to Work, Infographic, Car to Work Scheme, Retaining Employees, Cycle to work schemes, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, cycle-2-work, Reducing Staff Turnover, Clean Air Zones, Company Car Schemes, Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, CAZs

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How You Can Boost Employee Morale On a Budget

WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS WHERE WE DREAD GOING INTO WORK IN THE MORNING. Perhaps you’re working on a tough project that’s becoming a nightmare to get completed, or maybe you’ve been asked to attend yet ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Improving quality of life, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Retaining Employees, People Management, Behaviour change, Positive workplace environment, Change behaviour, Rewards and Incentives, company culture, Reducing Staff Turnover, Reducing Staff Absence, Employee Morale, Staff Morale, Workplace Morale

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Infographic: 4 Hot Tips to Boost Staff Summertime Motivation

WHO CAN FORGET THE SCORCHING SUMMER OF 2018?  Britain basked in record-breaking temperatures and unbroken sunshine for what seemed like an eternity. Sun worshippers revelled in conditions more at ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Workplace Engagement, Behavioural Change, Employee Engagement, Physical Wellbeing, Infographic, People Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Staff Incentives, Summer Motivation

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6 Ways to Help Your Employees Go From ‘Just Getting By’ to ‘Feeling in Control’ When it Comes to Money

It’s fair to say that no-one likes the feeling of being strapped for cash. Having to turn down an evening out with friends or not being able to see the latest film at the cinema because ‘money’s ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Financial Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, Social and Financial Inclusion, Talent Retention, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engage People, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Behaviour change, Health and Wellbing Programmes

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Key Considerations When Balancing New Benefit Innovations with Long Term Needs

Let’s be honest: all businesses want to be known as innovators. Blazing a trail in their chosen industries, setting new standards, pushing the envelope of what’s possible… Yup, it’s all about going ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Retention, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engagement at Work, Retaining Employees, Brand loyalty, company culture, Reducing Staff Turnover, Innovation

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How You Can Help Your Employees Get A Good Night's Sleep

We spend up to a third of our lives on an activity that has a direct impact on our physical and mental health, and our ability to perform well at work. Yet, only now are organisations waking up to ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Improving Performance, Improving quality of life, Engagement at Work, Behaviour change, Discounted gym memberships, Health and Wellbing Programmes, company culture, Mental Health Awareness, Healthy Lifestyle

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6 Key Reasons You May Not Be Attracting The Best Employees To Your Business

If you’re a Human Resources professional, one of your primary duties – amongst many others, of course – will be to help find and recruit talented individuals to help your business thrive. And it’s no ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Health and Wellbeing at Work, transforming behaviour, Improving quality of life, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Change behaviour, Attract Talent, Retain Talent, company culture

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What Makes a Great Working Environment?

How long do you spend in your office or place of work? The standard 32 hours a week? Maybe 40? Or is it even longer than that? Regardless, the average worker (including the writer of this here blog) ...

Posted in Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Positive workplace environment, Change behaviour, Health and Wellbing Programmes, company culture, Reducing Staff Turnover, Social Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing Strategy

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Key Considerations For A Global Approach To Social Wellbeing

Before we dive head first into the subject of social wellbeing, take moment and think about the amount of time you spend working or in your place at work. On average, people in the UK spend around 34 ...

Posted in Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, company culture, Reducing Staff Turnover, Social Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing Strategy

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Getting Started With A Personalised Rewards Strategy

People are individuals, but sometimes employers can forget to see them that way – especially when it comes to devising a rewards strategy. We talk in terms of teams, workforces and staff – collective ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Recognising Success, Incentive Travel, Employee Engagement, Sales Incentives, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Behaviour change, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Change behaviour, Rewards and Incentives, Reward Strategy

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What Are The Most Important Qualities of a Great Boss?

As one notable superhero once said: With Great Power, Comes Great responsibility. And he wasn’t wrong, either. If you find yourself rocketing up the career ladder, you won’t just have the added ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engaging Employees, transforming behaviour, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Retaining Employees, People Management, Positive workplace environment, Influential Boss, Leadership

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Wellbeing for an Ageing Workforce: How to Identify Needs and Measure Effectiveness

With the UK’s workforce ageing, organisations should be looking closely at the effectiveness of their own wellbeing programmes - and with good reason! People over 50 years old currently make up ...

Posted in Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Improving quality of life, Retaining Employees, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Workplace Incentives, Older Workers, Reducing Staff Turnover, Healthy Living, Healthy Lifestyle

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Are Your Staff Just Surviving On the Living Wage?

For people in lower paying jobs, avoiding employment poverty can be a constant struggle. Wages may now be just starting to rise after ongoing stagnation, but when you consider that the cost of living ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Commuting, Financial Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement, Salary Sacrifice, Engagement Tools, Employee Wellbeing, Improving quality of life, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, Employee Discount Schemes, People Management, Cycle to work schemes, Attract Talent, Retain Talent, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Reducing Staff Turnover

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How To Attract and Retain Young Talent Using Financial Wellbeing Benefits

Let’s be honest: young people joining the world of work are getting a bit of a raw deal right now. Research undertaken by the TUC has shown that compared to their older counterparts, people aged ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Commuting, Financial Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement, Salary Sacrifice, Engagement Tools, Employee Wellbeing, Improving quality of life, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, Employee Discount Schemes, People Management, Cycle to work schemes, Attract Talent, Retain Talent, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Reducing Staff Turnover

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What Makes Your Consumers Come Back For More?

Consumer loyalty isn’t just down to how good your product or service is. You might be getting glowing reviews of how your service is second to none or how your products are the God’s gift to the ...

Posted in Prepaid Cards, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Loyalty Platforms, Brand Awareness, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Customer loyalty programmes, Marketing ideas, Pre-paid credit cards, Gift Cards, Vouchers, Reward Strategy

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The Very Best Cycle Routes In the UK (And Where to Find Them)

The wind in your hair, the fresh air filling your lungs and the thrill of freewheeling down a big hill. Yup, cycling is one of those activities that offers plenty of smiles per mile. But if you’re ...

Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Cycle to Work Scheme, Bikes, Healthy Living, Healthy Lifestyle, Bike Rides, Cycle Routes, Cycle Rides, Cycling

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How to Structure an Incentives Programme: What You Need to Know

 FIRST OFF, JUST WHAT IS AN INCENTIVES PROGRAMME? If you’re new to incentives and recognition, an incentive programme is a scheme or activity that a business implements to motivate and encourage ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Rewards, Staff Recognition Schemes, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Retaining Employees, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Positive workplace environment, Rewards and Incentives, company culture, Reward Strategy

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The Real Reasons Why Your Staff Leave Their Jobs

The days of a job for life are, for much of the workforce anyway, a dim and distant memory. With people’s attitudes towards work changing immeasurably in the past 20 or so years, staying in the same ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, Work Engagement, Long Service Awards, Engagement at Work, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, People Management, Behaviour change, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Retain Talent, Rewards and Incentives, Workplace Incentives, Reward Strategy, Reducing Staff Turnover

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How Recognition Programmes Support Positive Behaviour in the Workplace

Human beings are susceptible to all kinds of emotional predispositions – we are, after all, only human. Hundreds of studies continue to be conducted in an attempt to discover what motivates us to ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Rewards, Staff Recognition Schemes, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Retaining Employees, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Positive workplace environment, Rewards and Incentives, company culture, Reward Strategy

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6 Electrifying Reasons Why You Need an Electric Bike in Your Life

Whilst humanity may not have quite perfected the hoverboard yet, electric bikes are making personal travel that little bit more enjoyable for everyone. Taking the tried and tested formula of two ...

Posted in Commuting, Physical Wellbeing, Cycle to Work, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Cycle to work schemes, cycle-2-work, Electric bikes

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A Beginner's Guide to Recognition Scheme Best Practice

So, perhaps you’re deciding that your organisation could really benefit from an employee recognition scheme. Fantastic! Statistically, businesses that show appreciation to their employees have better ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Rewards, Staff Recognition Schemes, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Retaining Employees, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Positive workplace environment, Rewards and Incentives, company culture, Reward Strategy

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10 Steps to Ensure That a Global Reward Strategy Is Fair to All Employees

Workplace rewards can come in many forms; birthdays, work anniversaries and long-service awards, incentive prizes, Christmas… We could go on. Whilst they’re a thoughtful and effective way to boost ...

Posted in Employee Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Staff Rewards, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Vouchers, Reward Strategy

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How You Can Improve the Performance of Your Sales Team

When we talk about the performance of a sales team, it’s not always just about how much stuff you’re selling or how you can smash those all-important targets. Of course, successfully selling products ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Recognising Success, Incentive Travel, Employee Engagement, Sales Incentives, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Staff Events, Behaviour change

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8 Awesome Incentive Ideas to Boost Your Sales Team's Morale

IT CAN BE A TOUGH LIFE IF YOU WORK IN SALES. There’s always targets to smash, expectations to meet and products to sell, sell SELL! But even the most gifted sales teams will have their off weeks; ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Recognising Success, Incentive Travel, Employee Engagement, Sales Incentives, Engagement Specialists, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Motivational Success Stories, Corporate Events, Staff Events, Behaviour change, Gift Cards, Vouchers

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Older Workers and Mental Health: 5 Key Considerations

 It’s no secret that we’re living in an ageing population. Thanks to advances in medical care and improvements in living conditions, people in the UK are living for much longer. In fact, it’s ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Improving Performance, Improving quality of life, Positive workplace environment, Stress in the Workplace, Mental Health Awareness, Older Workers

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Cash Bonuses Vs. Rewards: Which Is Better?

Does money make the world go round? Does money equal more problems? Is more money what people really want? There are plenty of pop classics that have mused over the duality of money’s appeal, and ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, Recognition Platforms, Rewards, Talent Retention, Engaging Employees, Staff Recognition Schemes, Work Engagement, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, Employee rewards and recognition programme, staff recognition programme, company culture

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7 Simple (But Essential) Things to Remember About Recognising Hard Working Employees In a Large Organisation

When it comes to making moves up the career ladder, the size of a potential employer can play a crucial part in people’s decisions. Bigger companies usually offer better in-work benefits packages and ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, Recognition Platforms, Rewards, Talent Retention, Engaging Employees, Staff Recognition Schemes, Work Engagement, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, Employee rewards and recognition programme, staff recognition programme, company culture

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How to Recognise the Employees who Deserve Rewarding

Picture the scene: it’s 4:52pm on a Friday and the crucial sales presentation you’ve been working on for the past week has mysteriously vanished into the digital wilderness, never to be seen again. ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Staff Incentive Programs, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Staff Performance Incentives, Positive workplace environment, Pre-paid credit cards, Change behaviour, Gift Cards, Vouchers, Retain Talent, Rewards and Incentives, Gift Vouchers, company culture, Workplace Incentives

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Making Random Acts of Kindness in The Workplace That Little Less Random

 February can be a funny old month. January might be over, but the hangover from what feels like the longest month of the year can drag on well into the new year. If you’re waking up feeling like ...

Posted in Workplace Engagement, People Engagement, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Improving quality of life, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Positive workplace environment, Change behaviour, Gift Cards, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives, company culture

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Do Rewards and Recognition Really Improve Workplace Productivity?

Despite workplace rewards and recognition now being a common part of workplace culture, they’re still viewed with scepticism by some. After all, why should businesses be encouraging their employees ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Staff Incentive Programs, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Staff Performance Incentives, Positive workplace environment, Pre-paid credit cards, Change behaviour, Gift Cards, Vouchers, Retain Talent, Rewards and Incentives, Gift Vouchers, company culture, Workplace Incentives

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7 Key Traits to a Mentally Aware Workplace (and How To Create Them)

If you’ve not given much thought to mental wellbeing in the workplace, you really should. The mental health of employees is just as important to an organisation as a world-class product or a ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Mental Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Mental Health Awareness, Collaborative Working

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The Dos and Don'ts of Staff Motivation

When it comes to motivating and encouraging your employees to perform at their best, the line between success and failure can be fiendishly thin. We’ve all had those weeks where nothing has seemed to ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Staff Incentive Programs, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Staff Performance Incentives, Positive workplace environment, Pre-paid credit cards, Change behaviour, Gift Cards, Vouchers, Retain Talent, Rewards and Incentives, Gift Vouchers, Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Workplace Incentives

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What is the Effect of Poor Money Management on the Workforce?

It’s pretty safe to say that we live in uncertain financial times right now. Whilst the Government stated in October 2018 that the age of Austerity was finally coming to an end, the ongoing saga of ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Mental Wellbeing, Employee Recognition, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Retaining Employees, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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Is Tech Still At The Top Of Consumer's Wish Lists?

Everyone loves a good gadget. The latest smartphones with 70 trillion-megapixel cameras, voice-activated web search assistants that get you the answers you need faster than you can say ‘Alexa, delete ...

Posted in Consumer Engagement, Brand Awareness, Insight, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Customer retention

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Does A Fit Workforce = A Happy Workplace?

 We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but the UK is getting fatter. And when we say ‘fatter’, we don’t mean a couple of extra pounds thanks to over-indulging in an extra slice of pizza or two; ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Improving Performance, Improving quality of life, People Management, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Stress in the Workplace

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Can You Guess The #1 Supermarket for Brand Loyalty? You Might Be Surprised...

Whether you consciously do or not, we guarantee you’ll have a preferred high-street supermarket retailer of choice you’ll make a beeline for on a Saturday morning when you’ve run out of the home ...

Posted in Consumer Engagement, Brand Awareness, Insight, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Customer retention

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How You Can Help Your Employees Keep Their Finances in Check

With adults in the UK now having an average personal debt of over £30k, the importance of good money management has never been in sharper focus. And that figure isn’t an exaggeration, either. When we ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Economic Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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How Promoting Good Employee Mental Health Can Support Staff Motivation

With the UK’s workforce working harder than ever before   and unemployment at its lowest level for some time, you’d think this would be a sign of businesses booming, right? Well, no… quite the ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Mental Wellbeing, Employee Recognition, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Retaining Employees, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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Five Ways to Drive Innovation in Your Business

How Entrepreneurial attitudes stimulate innovation at work We look at ways businesses large and small can drive innovation to grow and flourish. 

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Success Stories, People Engagement, Cycle to Work Scheme, Car to Work Scheme

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Know The Warning Signs Of A Stressed Workforce

Whilst no-one has ever said that work was meant to be easy, it seems that the average workplace is becoming a more stressful place to be. The reasons for workplace stress can of course be down to a ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Mental Wellbeing, Employee Recognition, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Retaining Employees, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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Protecting Your Staff from Pension Scams

For many people, investing money into a pension makes sound financial sense. After all, who wouldn’t want a guaranteed income once they retire? It offers a layer of financial security that can keep ...

Posted in Financial Wellbeing, Economic Wellbeing, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Risk management plan, Positive workplace environment, company culture, Work Pensions

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The Negatives Of Using Social For Your Brand Promotions

For brands looking to take their consumer engagement into the stratosphere, social media platforms offer a goldmine of opportunities for savvy marketers. As we discovered in part 1 of this blog, ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, Brand Promotions, Promotional Ideas, Brand Awareness, Sales promotion, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Promotional activities, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign, Digital Marketing

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The 6 Key Benefits of Using Social With Your Brand Promotions

Regardless of whether you love or hate social media, it’s pretty hard to imagine a world without it. Of the 7.5 billion people on the planet right now, it’s estimated that around 3 billion of them – ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, Brand Promotions, Promotional Ideas, Brand Awareness, Sales promotion, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Promotional activities, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign, Digital Marketing

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The Sodexo Christmas Quiz

We love Christmas here at sodexo engage; the chance to indulge in tasty treats, spend time with friends and family, and a bit of time off work, too! The Christmas season really is something to be ...

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives

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11 Simple Rules You Should Follow For The Works Christmas Party

The festive season is a time for celebration, good times and just a little over-indulgence – and why not? If you’ve worked hard all year long, the festive season is the perfect time to let your hair ...

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives

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Don't Panic! It's Secret Santa Time

Love it or loathe it, the unofficial Christmas tradition of Secret Santa is becoming more and more of the ‘done thing’ in the workplace.

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives

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Ensuring Inclusivity in the Workplace

Christmas and Easter are times of year that a lot of people look forward to.  It’s a chance to spend quality time with friends and family, relax, unwind and of course, there’s the gifts and food, too!

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives

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Planning An Office Party? Here's How To Do It...

AN OFFICE PARTY IS A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS AND BLOW OFF  SOME STEAM. But it can also be stress-inducing and a nightmare to organise!

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives

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Why You Should Be Supporting Working Parents And How You Can Do It

For employees with children and growing families, do you think they lose focus on their careers once they have a family to care for? It’s a common misconception that most employees are less engaged ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, transforming behaviour, Improving quality of life, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Change behaviour, Retain Talent, company culture

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A Little Nudge Towards Higher Workplace Engagement

Taking a more thoughtful, strategic approach to the ways employees interact with their work environment can go a long way to keeping employees productive, happy, healthy and engaged at work. But this ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, transforming behaviour, Improving quality of life, Motivational Success Stories, Retaining Employees, Behaviour change, Change behaviour, Retain Talent

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7 Reasons Why You Need Spree In Your Life

If you love earning cashback on your day-to-day shopping, then you really need spree in your life! When payday rolls around, do you get the urge to head out to your favourite high-street store and ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Incentivising Performance, Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, Staff Performance Incentives, Change behaviour, Attract Talent, company culture

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How You Can Beat Stress At Christmas Time

For many, the latter part of the year is a happy and joyful time filled with excitement and expectation The regular festive build up only adding to the hype of the annual Christmas break, and all the ...

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Mental Wellbeing, Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Engagement at Work, Staff Events, Retaining Employees, People Management, Company Events, Positive workplace environment, Retain Talent, Employee Events, Rewards and Incentives, Stress in the Workplace

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Can companies mix business with Corporate Social Responsibility?

Can your business ever be truly socially responsible when its main goal is to make money? We look at this hot trend in employee engagement. 

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Cycle to Work Scheme, Engagement Specialists, Motivational Success Stories, Team Building Events, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Events, Behaviour change, Gift Vouchers

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Your Passport To Go Places With Experiential Marketing

Bucket lists, surprising travel trends and mouth-watering prize incentives are just the ticket for marketers designing their next big brand promotion. Find out more here…

Posted in Travel Promotions, Business Success Stories, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Engage consumers, Promotional activities, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign, Bespoke Travel

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Where Next For Travel Promotion Trends and Millennials?

 We look at the millennial obsession with travel and what you need to do to make sure you’re ahead of latest travel promotion trends.

Posted in Travel Promotions, Brand Promotions, Attract customers, Promotional activities, Prize incentives, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign, Promotional Mix, Bespoke Travel

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Why The Road Less Travelled Is Best For Your Next Travel Promotion

Travel promotions can help you engage consumers by putting unusual and unexpected experiences at the heart of your campaigns to achieve maximum stand out. Problem is, where to go first?

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Travel Promotions, Promotional Ideas, Attract customers, Behaviour change, Customer engagement, Engage consumers, Prize incentives, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign, Bespoke Travel

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Why the great British break should be top of your marketing bucket list

The UK domestic travel market is booming, so what does this mean for your next marketing promotion? We investigate the wonderful world of the staycation and how you can tap into latest travel trends.

Posted in Travel Promotions, Brand Promotions, Economic Wellbeing, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Prize incentives, Promotional campaign, Bespoke Travel

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How to Incorporate Green Initiatives into Your CSR Policy

We look at ways your organisation can put the environment at the centre of its CSR policy – and why it makes perfect business sense. 

Posted in Employee Engagement, Business Success Stories, Cycle to Work Scheme, Improving Performance, Motivational Success Stories, Staff Rewards, Incentives and Rewards, Behaviour change, Cycle to work schemes, Salary Sacrifice Scheme

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Is Philanthropy Still Integral to Corporate Social Responsibility?

When it comes to your corporate social responsibility programme, just how far should charity play a part in your strategy?

Posted in Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, People Engagement, Engage People, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving quality of life, Staff Incentives, Staff Rewards, Corporate Events, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Solutions

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Why Employers Should Incentivise Their CSR Initiatives

 If you want to drive behaviour change and help employees to embrace your CSR policy with open arms, you need to keep it front of mind. A good staff incentives and rewards programme can help you do ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, People Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Staff Recognition Schemes, Work Engagement, Staff Incentives, Staff Rewards, Incentives and Rewards, Behaviour change

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Five Ways Cinema can Bring your Brand Promotion to Life

Let your imagination loose on the bright lights of cinema promotions.  We look at five ways your brand can dazzle, to attract and retain customers using latest Mintel Report research.

Posted in Cinema Rewards, Promotional Mechanics, Engagement Solutions, Customer engagement, Customer loyalty programmes, Promotional campaign, Promotional Mix, Film Promotion Ideas, Cinema Promotions, Promotional Fulfilment

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How Cinema can Help you Find Hard to Reach Audiences

Learn how marketers can use cinema to take targeting to new levels and get in front of attentive audiences that are otherwise hard to find.   

Posted in Cinema Rewards, Promotional Ideas, Engagement Solutions, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Customer retention, Prize incentives, Marketing ideas, Cinema Promotions

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Why Cinema is On-trend and Bang on the Marketing Money

If you’ve ever wondered where cinema is headed next, look no further. The question is, where could it take your brand? 

Posted in Film Promotions, Engage People, Customer engagement, Engage consumers, Promotional activities, Promotional campaign, Film Promotion Ideas, Movie Promotions

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Why Cinema is Leading the Way in Experiential Marketing

Everybody loves an experience, so make cinema promotions your next go-to marketing activity and become a part of the action.  HERE’S HOW…

Posted in Customer Loyalty, Film Promotions, Brand Promotions, People Engagement, Engagement Solutions, Attract customers, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Marketing ideas, Marketing Mix

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Brand Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility. Where Do You Draw the Line?

As Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes become an essential part of a brand story, we ask, are they one and the same thing. And does it even matter?

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Incentivising Performance, Health and Safety Programmes, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Health and Wellbeing at Work, People Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Behaviour change

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Ways to get the Best from a Multi-Generational Workplace

The best workplaces are multi-generational ones. You just need to manage them effectively. We look at how you can get the best out of all your employees, regardless of age or stage. Wouldn’t life be ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Behavioural Change, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Health and Wellbeing at Work, People Engagement, Engage People, Staff Recognition Schemes, Gift Cards and Vouchers, Motivational Success Stories, Long Service Awards, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Events

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Are Your Stereotyping Your Employees?

When it comes to judgement calls in the workplace, stereotyping your employees could seriously undermine your business’s productivity levels.  But it happens more often than you'd think...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Economic Wellbeing, People Engagement, transforming behaviour, Incentives and Rewards, Change behaviour

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Are You up to Speed With Generation Z?

As Generation Z begins to enter offices across the land, we give you the lowdown on the newest kids on the block.   Generation Z is the latest group of new employees to join the rat race. Born ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Cinema Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Salary Sacrifice, Cycle to Work, Economic Wellbeing, Cycle to Work Scheme, Engagement Specialists, Improving Performance, Motivational Success Stories, Incentives and Rewards, Rewards and Incentives

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Ten Ways to Mind the Workplace Generation Gap

We can’t all be twenty-one again.  So, when you’re managing a diverse workplace, how can you inspire, unite and engage all of your employees – regardless of age? 

Posted in Employee Benefits, Recognising Success, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Business Success Stories, People Engagement, Cycle to Work Scheme, Improving Performance, Employee Recognition Platforms, Staff Events, Cycle to work schemes, Rewards and Incentives

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Why your CSR policy needs to put people at its core

A dazzling corporate social responsibility programme is one thing, but if you aren’t looking after your people, just how credible is it? FIND OUT WHY IT’S TIME TO PUT YOUR STAFF AT THE HEART OF YOUR ...

Posted in Childcare Vouchers, Recognising Success, Health and Safety Programmes, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Economic Wellbeing, People Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving quality of life, Long Service Awards, Behaviour change, Annual Leave Purchase Schemes, Retain Talent, Employee Events

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Apple Pay makes it even easier for your employees to save

Help employees to feel valued with contactless cashback payment cards  

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Financial Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, People Engagement, Improving Performance, Attract Talent

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Why listening is key to employee engagement

If you’re not listening to staff, you’re not winning.  We explore how you can learn to become a better listener to create valuable employee engagement. 

Posted in Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engage People, transforming behaviour, Work Engagement, Motivational Success Stories, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Behaviour change, Health and Wellbing Programmes

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Why Saying Thank You Is Good For Business

We look at ways employee recognition can boost work engagement and bring your business to the next level.

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Recognising Success, Incentive Travel, Employee Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Work Engagement, Motivational Success Stories, Long Service Awards, Corporate Events, Staff Events, Behaviour change, Gift Cards, Vouchers

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Flexible Working: A Business Necessity or a Benefit?

Do you view flexible working as an employee benefit or a right that everyone should have access to? We look at why employers need to address flexible working now.

Posted in Employee Benefits, Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Health and Wellbeing at Work, People Engagement, transforming behaviour, Improving quality of life, Motivational Success Stories, Employee Recognition Platforms, Engagement at Work

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Are Your Staff Too Scared To Take Sick Days?

It’s not just employee absence that stops your staff from being productive. We look at ways you can tackle the problem of presenteeism and create better people engagement.

Posted in Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Financial Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Health and Wellbeing at Work, People Engagement, Engagement Specialists, Talent Engagement, Behaviour change, Change behaviour, Discounted gym memberships, Cycle to work schemes

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Why A Strong Learning Culture Is Vital For Engagement

If you want to field your best people, you need to provide plenty of training opportunities to help keep them on top of their game…

Posted in Employee Benefits, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Engagement Tools, People Engagement, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Performance Incentives, Motivational Success Stories, Engagement at Work, Employee Discount Schemes

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Five Reasons Why A Pay Rise Isn't Always Everything

If you’re scratching your head and looking for ways to motivate your workforce to be the best they can be, it can be a bit of a gamble.

Posted in Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Employee Wellbeing, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Performance Incentives, Improving quality of life, Long Service Awards, Engagement at Work, Behaviour change, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Positive workplace environment

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How Well Do Your Really Know Your Employees?

What are your staff really into? We look at how data segmentation can really make a difference to employee engagement.

Posted in Employee Benefits, Sales Incentives, transforming behaviour, Improving Performance, Performance Incentives, Work Engagement, Motivational Success Stories, Long Service Awards, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Solutions, Behaviour change, cinema vouchers, staff recognition programme, Corporate gift vouchers, Pre-paid credit cards

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Why Money Isn't Always The Best Incentive

It’s been said that money makes the world go around. But is it the best way to change customer behaviour?

Posted in Motivational Success Stories, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Solutions, Attract customers, Sales promotion, Risk management plan, Behaviour change, Engage consumers, Promotional activities, Customer retention, Prize fulfilment, Customer loyalty programmes, Prize incentives

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Five Ways To Build Brand Authenticity

If you want to create emotional connections, drive brand loyalty and influence consumer behaviour, you’re in the right place…

Posted in Brand Promotions, Business Success Stories, Engagement Specialists, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Solutions, Risk management plan, Customer engagement, Brand loyalty, Engage consumers, Customer retention, Prize incentives, Marketing ideas, Promotional campaign

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What millennial bosses mean for your business

It’s happening: millennials are becoming managers. But is your business ready to bring out the best in these career-hungry, progressive professionals? 

Posted in Employee Benefits, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Engagement Tools, People Engagement, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Engagement Specialists, Performance Incentives, Corporate Events, Team Building Events, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Incentive Platforms, Company Events, Staff Performance Incentives

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Why do employees really want to work for you?

We look at the five questions employers need to think about when seeking to attract and retain talent.  When you’re interviewing for new staff, you need to be all over the reasons why people want to ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Childcare Vouchers, Health and Safety Programmes, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention, Health and Wellbeing at Work, People Engagement, Car to Work Scheme, Incentives and Rewards, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, Employee Discount Schemes

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Five ways to help your employees love their jobs

We look at ways you can encourage an all-singing-and-dancing employee experience to bring out the best in your people.  It’s time to deliver the most positive of workplace cultures… 

Posted in Employee Benefits, Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Wellbeing, Improving Performance, Improving quality of life, Motivational Success Stories, Long Service Awards, Staff Rewards, Sales Recognition Platforms, Corporate Events, Team Building Events, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Solutions, Staff Events

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Should your next promotion be on Instagram?

Instagram is going places. Shouldn’t you be using it for your next brand promotion?  The benefits of Instagram are endless. You can use it to post, view and share just about anything. From gorgeous ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Promotions

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Employers: How to keep your employees keen…

It seems there’s no let-up in the UK’s thriving jobs market as employers continue to add to their workforces across the land...  The unemployment rate has continued to fall, despite worries about the ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Incentive and Recognition, Engagement Tools, Engage People, Employee Wellbeing, Performance Incentives, Work Engagement, Gift Cards and Vouchers, Rewards Credit Cards, Motivational Success Stories, Staff Incentives, Long Service Awards, Employee Awards, Employee Recognition Platforms

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Let’s Get Quizzical

Take our comms quiz... In our ebook Let’s get physical – how to engage everyone in your organisation with a balance of print and digital comms, we explored exactly why organisations shouldn’t bin ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Quiz

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Luxury marketing and the great digital challenge?

We look at what luxury brands need to do to stay relevant in today’s digital world. As consumers tighten their belts, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only brands who can put their feet up are ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Promotions

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Are your employees getting the experience they deserve?

Would you try something new at work if it led to a more positive employee experience?  We explore ways to boost employee wellbeing to drive greater engagement and productivity.

Posted in Employee Retention, Incentive and Recognition, Engagement Tools, Engage People, Employee Wellbeing, Engagement Specialists, Performance Incentives, Work Engagement, Gift Cards and Vouchers, Rewards Credit Cards, Improving quality of life, Motivational Success Stories, Staff Incentives, Long Service Awards, Employee Awards, Employee Recognition Platforms

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How thinking like a start-up can drive business growth

When innovation is driving business growth on a scale like never before. We look at how brands can bring some of this sparkle to their organisations. 

Posted in Behavioural Change, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Business Success Stories, People Engagement, Improving Performance, Corporate Gift Cards, Engagement at Work, Staff Rewards, Staff Incentive Programs

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Are your managers boosting employee engagement?

When your managers are inspired, your employees will be more engaged.    We look at ways to get the best from your managers. 

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Recognising Success, Incentive Platforms, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance, Performance Incentives, Work Engagement, Gift Cards and Vouchers, Staff Incentives, Travel Rewards, Fuel Gift Cards

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Is discretionary effort the same as employee engagement?

We all want  our staff to go the extra mile, but what does that actually mean?  We look at the ins and outs of discretionary behaviour.

Posted in Workplace Engagement, Health and Safety Programmes, Behavioural Change, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Business Success Stories, People Engagement, transforming behaviour, Staff Recognition Schemes, Improving Performance

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5 stats to get consumers aware about your brand

It's a tough market out there for brands. Consumers are changing. Promotions too. So here's our 5 top tips on raising consumer awareness when it comes to your brand. 

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Infographic, Brand Awareness, Shoppers

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The Five Kinds of Employee Travel, Ranked

From the everyday grind to the exciting occasions Employee travel doesn't just mean the commute to and from the office. There's plenty of opportunities to use travel to make work more exciting, so we ...

Posted in Incentive Travel, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Everyone's talking about productivity. Are you on it?

WHY DOES EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY MATTER?    A lack of productivity is affecting UK business output and profitability. We look at what you can do to get more from your employees to drive business ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Cycle to Work, Economic Wellbeing, Business Success Stories, Engagement Tools, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Benefits of Employee Engagement

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What Can You Do About Stress And Employee Wellbeing

Want to cut stress in the workplace? Here's how...  When your employees are stressed, everyone loses out. We look at how workplace stress affects employee wellbeing. Find out how you can help ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Workplace Engagement, Behavioural Change, Health and Wellbeing, Cycle to Work, Holiday Buy Back Scheme, Talent Retention

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How to Engage Outside the Digital Space

Choosing the best way to communicate with your workforce takes thought  We look at the different ways you can get your message to where you need.  

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement

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What do millennials really want?

Not another article about the millennial generation! We’re obsessed, literally obsessed. But we promise this one's different. It's all about getting millennials to engage with your brand...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, millennials

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How brands can get more bucks for their bang from their promotions

Attracting high earners isn't a gamble.  Want to attract high earners to your latest brand promotion? Here’s how you can do it...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Personalised marketing

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Big businesses and millennial leaders

OFTEN LABELLED AS LAZY OR THE ‘ME’ GENERATION   It's fair to say millennials get a bad rap, however, this entrepreneurial and tech-savvy generation may be just right for the job... Grab our ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, SMEs, Employee Engagement, Infographic, millennials

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Start your New Year with a bang!

Workforces are often demoralised after  christmas. It's not unusual for productivity to slump as people get back into the swing of things, but here are some top tips to banish those January blues...

Posted in Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Infographic

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Creating Core Values Through Staff Engagement

It’s meaning that workers crave more than anything. Sure, it’s nice to have a pay packet that matches your efforts and skillset, but that’s not the most important thing anymore...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, SMEs, Employee Engagement, Infographic, millennials

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How Brands Can Target Female Consumers With Promotional Campaigns

today's marketers are still having women's issues.  With the likes of Ronda Rousey, Jessica Ennis, Geri Stengel, Angela Merkel and Melinda Gates (plus a whole host of others), there's never been a ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Personalised marketing, Brand Awareness, Promotional campaign

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Travel promotions. Are you onboard?

Uk tourism is booming. we're more active than ever. so how can brand use tourism to drive consumer engagement? The time when marketers could throw together a promotional campaign with the lure of ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Travel Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement

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Is employee happiness the same as employee engagement?

Is employee happiness the same as employee engagement? We're taking a look at the differences between happy and engaged employees and  how you can create a positive workplace culture. So, just how ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement

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Why a good boss is the best incentive of all

Who was the best boss you ever had? With a bit of luck, there will have been at least one in your career. The chances are they were the kind of person who was patient, and even kind, taking time to ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, Incentive Solutions

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Why Brands Need to be All Over Facebook

If we're not on it, we're talking about it. If it was a country, it would be bigger than China. From acquiring WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger to driving growth through mobile advertising, Facebook ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement

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10 Steps to Running a Successful Consumer Promotion

10 Promotional Best Practices that will put you on the road to an awesome campaign The crossover between physical and digital promotional marketing techniques has unsettled the traditional buyer’s ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Customer Loyalty, Consumer Engagement, Promotional Mechanics, Unique Experiences

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Big business vs SME

Millennials will make up 75%   of the workforce by 2020.   

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, SMEs, Employee Engagement, Infographic, millennials

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A new era for brand loyalty?

Let's get the conversation started When a brand pays attention to its customers, it can make people sit up and think “Yes! This company is really listening to me!” A reaction that can lead to a ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Promotional Ideas, Promotional Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes

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Consumer Promotions Survey: Five Key Findings at a Glance

How do you reach those savvy consumers? The Savvy Cynics consumer report brought to light some of the biggest factors shaping how – when it comes to promotions – people think and act on the path to ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotional Mechanics

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Shoppers are wise, but is your brand keeping up?

are brands keeping up with the ever-changing demands of their shoppers? With the rise of new entrants like Aldi and Lidl, the times are a changing for the the big four. Read on to discover how they ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions, FMCG, Supermarkets

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Make yourself heard with Amazon Echo and voice activated tech

Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Bixby and Co. Say hello to  the age of voice tech. As a nation, we’re talking less. Yet voice technology is on the rise. But what could this mean for your brand? We explore the ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions, Marketing technology

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How Incentive Travel Can Benefit Your Business

the chance to get away makes for a fantastic employee incentive Having a trip away planned is a great feeling. Getting out of the office, soaking up some culture – and maybe even some sunshine – is ...

Posted in Incentive Events, Incentive Travel, Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives

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How Brands Can Overcome Data Privacy Concerns on Social Media

Encourage trust in your brand on social media With 1.65 billion users on Facebook alone (Social Media Today) – that’s over a fifth of the world’s population – it’s no wonder social channels, and ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement

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Tech is top of the pops

TECH RULES We’re a nation of tech lovers. So, it’s no surprise to see technology brands dominating the UK’s first Brand Loyalty Index. Yes, they’re big winners, but feeling loyal and behaving loyal ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Gifts and Rewards, Brand Promotions, Promotional Ideas, Promotions, Promotional Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Supermarkets, technology

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How travel is opening up opportunities for brands to surprise consumers

A trip to the moon? A driverless car guide around Times Square? We're exploring the travel of tomorrow. Tourism has grown from 50 million international travellers in 1950 to well over one billion ...

Posted in Flight and Travel Logistics, Travel Promotions

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Why getting consumers involved in promotions creates impact

It's time to truly empower our audiences. It's no longer about completing tiebreakers or spotting the ball - brands have to become more innovative in how they engage people.

Posted in Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions

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The UK's first Brand Loyalty Index

Samsung, Apple and Marmite triumph in the brand loyalty index. But who else made the top 50? We’re thrilled to launch the UK’s first Brand Loyalty Index, looking at how loyal people really are ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Customer Loyalty, Prizes, Gifts and Rewards, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Loyalty Platforms

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Why personalisation makes for powerful promotional marketing

personalised marketing doesn't limit the size and impact of a promotion. think bigger. much bigger. In fact, it's a proven winner, and something that your consumers are after at every touchpoint. So ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions

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Yay...We've Been Recognised as an Investor in People

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS. IT’S MORE THAN JUST OUR NAME, IT’S WHAT WE DO! We understand people – and there’s no one we get better than our own. As experts on engagement, inspiring and rewarding success ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Incentivising Performance, Recognising Success, Rewards

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How food brands are using experiential rewards to boost sales

Make way for experiential rewards. It's time to put the fluffy tigers to the side.  In June 2017, children’s biscuit brand, Barny launched a new on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to win ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions

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How call centres can drive customer loyalty in a changing world

Investing in customer retention is a no-brainer for any company, and fostering loyalty holds the key…. When it's widely acknowledged that repeat customers are more valuable than new, and repeat ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotions

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Leveraging digital to spark engagement and get bums on seats

Brands can drive some serious sales revenue by working with producers and movie theaters... Promotional marketing forays that bring together brands, producers and movie theaters are common practice ...

Posted in Cinema Benefits, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Film Promotions, Cinema Tickets, Cinema Rewards, Promotional Ideas, Cinema and Film

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Why Experiential Rewards are Amazing for Motivating Staff

People aren't so bothered about financial rewards anymore – it's all about the experience Experiential rewards – rewards that get people out and about, and give them something to do, rather than just ...

Posted in Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Gifts and Rewards

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What's new in salary sacrifice?

With big changes happening in 2017 and beyond, is it still the best bet? When changes to the way salary sacrifice works were announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement, there was the potential for some ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Childcare Vouchers, Salary Sacrifice

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What can businesses do to tackle the air quality crisis?

bikes and eco friendly cars can make a big difference - and  help out your employees too Car drivers are the biggest cause of pollution on the roads – no surprises there – so it's time to find an ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Commuting, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Salary Sacrifice, Cycle to Work

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Top Five Gifts for Employee Birthdays

Recognition ideas for saying Happy Birthday to your staff

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Gifts and Rewards

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How to find on-brand staff incentives and rewards

keeping incentive and recognition in line with your image and ethos On and off-brand aren't new phrases, but they've definitely become buzzwords over the past few years – mostly because social media ...

Posted in Incentivising Performance, Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives

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How far will people go for a good deal?

Customer effort can be a big barrier to sales and promotions – but some consumers might surprise you! Getting people to engage with a promotion, loyalty offer, or great deal can be difficult. People ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Consumer Engagement, data security

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How does salary sacrifice affect National Insurance Contributions?

what employee-funded benefits mean for PAYe and nic At its simplest, there are two kinds of employee benefits – employer-funded, and employee-funded.

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Childcare Vouchers, Salary Sacrifice

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Choosing the right employee benefits for your team

what to consider before deciding on a benefits  strategy There's a huge range of employee benefits out there in the ether, just waiting to be offered to your team. But with so many options available, ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

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Are paper vouchers and loyalty cards a thing of the past?

Consumers love a bargain, and respond to feeling valued as customers. It's why discount vouchers and loyalty schemes have long played a key part in retailers’ strategies, even as technology continues ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Consumer Engagement, Loyalty Platforms

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Millennials choose SMEs over corporate world, research reveals

WE  SHARE EXCITING NEW RESEARCH ON WHY  SMES AND MILLENNIALS MAKE A GOOD FIT 47% of millennials think SMEs are the ideal business size to work for, more than double the 19% who believe larger ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, SMEs, Employee Engagement

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SME & Millennials: A perfect match

FORGET WHAT YOU 'KNOW' ABOUT millennials Millennials have been in the spotlight for a while now, and rightly so. A lot has been said, but just how much is correct? Truth is, millennials are set to ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, SMEs, Employee Engagement

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Is There a Link Between Employee Engagement and Mental Health?

Engaged employees are (usually) happier employees A study by Happiness Works in March 2017 showed that nearly a third of UK employees suffered from stress at work. While all jobs have their ups and ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Engaging Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Behaviour change, Positive workplace environment, Annual Leave Purchase Schemes, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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How Flexible Working Benefits the Bottom Line

A bit of flexibility goes a long way... Many employers hear the phrase "flexible working", and alarm bells just immediately start ringing. Letting people go home early? Trusting people to work from ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement

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Do Staff Discount Schemes Work?

Everyone loves a discount! Don't they? Staff discounts are one of the most popular employee benefits out there, and the impacts are obvious. People save money – and everyone loves saving money! 

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Employee Discounts

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Four Trends in Consumer Behaviour: 2016-2017

What makes your consumers tick? Understanding consumer behaviour is the key to business success. A knowledge of what makes your audience tick answers some of the big questions your brand has when ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotional Mechanics

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Childcare Vouchers: What's the Law?

Childcare voucher rules, regulations, and responsibilities No matter how committed and enthusiastic employees are, family commitments outside of work will always affect productivity and engagement.

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Childcare Vouchers, Salary Sacrifice

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Technology and Automation in the Workplace

Are the machines about to take over? Artificial intelligence is no longer a fantasy. Technology and automation are changing everyday tasks to make our lives even easier such as driverless cars, or ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Retaining Employees, Positive workplace environment, Change behaviour, Retain Talent

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What Employees Really Think About Workplace Culture

Infographic: A great workplace culture makes all the difference When it comes to building a workplace culture, it all starts with making sure that you take care of your employees. A culture that ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Can you Afford a Benefit Plan? Exploring Cost-Neutral Solutions

Benefit plans don't have to cost the earth to be effective Attracting and retaining the best talent to your workforce is no easy feat. With 31.95 million people in the UK in work and the job market ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

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How to Boost Your Next Campaign with Clever Communications

Time to level up your campaign comms We all want to exceed expectations and deliver a valuable return on investment, but anyone can easily forget the basic ingredients of a successful campaign ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Promotional Mechanics, Promotional Risk Management, Prize and Winner Management

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Four Rules From the Music Industry to Make Your Segmentation a Smash Hit

Chart-topping audience segmentation tips from  Yeezy and T-Swizzle Believe it or not, the likes of Ariana Grande, Jay-Z, Adele and Ed Sheeran can teach us a thing or two about audience segmentation! ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Consumer Engagement

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What Does Workplace Culture Really Mean?

What really makes a great workplace culture? It's not just casual fridays We're sure you've seen plenty of articles online about the best workplace cultures. They'll usually be a list of cool firms ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

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When It Comes to Employee Benefits, Does Someone's Age Matter?

Infographic: What different age groups want from their benefit options Baby boomers, generation X, millennials... we love to talk about how generations are totally different to each other.

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Infographic

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When It Comes to Workplace Engagement, Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

The everyday things that make an organisation great We take workplace culture seriously. That’s not to say we favour a serious workplace culture, of course – there really is no harm in a little bit ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, company culture

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How To Choose The Right Promotion Mechanic For Your Audience

Which promotion mechanic makes for smiles all round? No matter what new technological invention, or innovation in promotion, the challenge of standing out in a crowded marketplace remains. Brands ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Promotional Mechanics

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Audience Segmentation: The What, Why and How

Understanding your audience for better communication and engagement Be honest – how well do you know your target audience, or what effective audience segmentation looks like? Unless you sell a ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty

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How Digital has Transformed Gamification in the Sales Promotion Space

It's time to PLAY the game Engagement. It’s the holy grail that every self-respecting brand seeks. A cereal brand doesn’t just want shoppers to pick its product off the shelf, consume it and not give ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Prizes, Brand Promotions, Promotional Ideas, Promotional Mechanics, Digital Marketing

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Cinema Rewards and the Deeper Value of Non-Cash Incentives

is cash always king? There is much discussion to be had about incentives and their impact on behaviour. Whether the aim is to influence purchase decisions, boost performance or encourage higher ...

Posted in Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives, Cinema Rewards, Incentive Solutions

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Seven Trends Defining The Millennial Employee Mindset

Millennials are changing the way we think about employees The next cohort of professionals has grown up. The millennial employee generation has matured and taken up its place in the working world. ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement

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Ten Key Innovations in Cinema - and Why They Bring New Possibilities For Brands

Cinema is constantly changing, and that's good news for brands With total UK cinema admissions up 10% year on year, and cinema ad revenues up by 21% in the first half of 2015, compared to the same ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Cinema and Film

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Investing in the Future

Giving people the support they need to progress and succeed As if organisations weren’t facing enough challenges, with a new Prime Minister on the cards and Brexit looming on the horizon - they're ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Salary Sacrifice

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Three Jumbo Travel Promotion Trends That Dominated In 2016

Wow your audience with a travel promotion to remember Big name brands continue to turn to travel as a means to amplify their marketing efforts, an understandable reality given the travel promotion ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Travel Promotions, Brand Promotions, Promotional Ideas

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Five Ways to Reward Remote Workers

Making sure everyone feels valued, wherever they work A workforce is made up of tonnes of different types of workers. You have full-time staff, part-time staff, those who work remotely, and plenty of ...

Posted in Meetings and Events, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition

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National Parks Week: The Benefits to Getting Your Employees Outside

Improving employee wellbeing with the great outdoors As much as we love being in the office, the great outdoors and being one with the countryside has plenty of positives too. This month ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Cycle to Work

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Travel Trends for 2017

What brands need to know for successful travel promotions We reveal all as we take a look at the travel trends dominating 2017 and beyond…

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Travel Promotions, Unique Experiences

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The Effect of Physical Location on Customer Retention

How far will people go for loyalty? As technological advances turn us all into customers of the world market, there’s a counter-culture emerging among people craving a return to the personal approach.

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Loyalty Platforms

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Six for 60 Seconds: Segmentation Stats

Infographic: Audience segmentation explained We all know that segmentation is important, but just how much do we really know about it? Today, we’re inviting you to join us for 60 seconds of ...

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Festival Season: Where Are Your Staff Heading?

HANDLING staff absences through the summer Festivals are a chance for people to get away from the real world for precious few days; and who can blame them?

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Annual Leave

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Motivating Staff in the Most Challenging Jobs

Providing support when it's needed most There are challenging parts to every job, and employers will always need to motivate teams to perform at their best. But some jobs are more stressful than ...

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UK Cinema Trends for 2017

Popcorn and plot twists: What we learned from Mintel’s cinema report In 2015, a bumper year in British cinema grabbed global attention.

Posted in Cinema Benefits, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Film Promotions, Cinema Tickets, Cinema Rewards, Cinema and Film

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Popcorn and Plot Twists: What we Learned From Mintel’s Cinema Report

SPOILER ALERT: digital is changing the game British Cinema's rise and Virtual Reality are just some of the trends and innovations which have defined the film industry over the past few years, but ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Film Promotions, Cinema and Film

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Five Festival Ideas for Your Employees

Infographic: Send your team off somewhere special, or plan your own amazing event Summertime and the rising temperatures means it’s festival season, and you may have noticed that some of your staff ...

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Are Your Staff Sneaking Summer Days Off?

Managing absences and engaging people The British summertime is a changeable beast. Days of real sunshine are fleeting, and it’s easy to feel resentful when one of them falls within your working week.

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing, Improving quality of life, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Retaining Employees, Change behaviour, Retain Talent, company culture, Staff Absence, Reducing Staff Absence

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Workplace Summer Celebrations

Top tips for the summer do In the summertime, everyone seems to be in a more positive mood – winter coats are a thing of the past (fingers crossed!) and it’s approaching the holiday season. While it ...

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Deals vs. Rewards - What Works for Customer Engagement

What's the difference between a deal and a reward? No matter how good a product or service might be, consumers are increasingly smart, savvy, and eager to find a bargain – so brands really do have to ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Consumer Engagement

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Motivating Staff Through the Summer Months

Staying on-task in the off-season Ice cream season, the temptation of the beer garden and the chance to soak up some sunshine means summer is peak time for distraction among employees. Staff will ...

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Five Ways to Use Travel and Events as Part of an Incentives Programme

Getting out of the comfort zone...  It’s true what they say about travel – it’s a fantastic way to broaden the mind, experience something new, and just get away from it all for a while. Using the ...

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Employee Training, Meetings and Events, Incentive Events, Incentive Travel, Incentive and Recognition, Staff Meetings, Product Launches

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Building Incentives and Recognition into a Workplace Culture

Making the extraordinary everyday For recognition to really make a difference and to really become part of a successful company culture, it can’t just be restricted to performance reviews. Even a big ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Recognition Platforms, Gifts and Rewards, Incentive Platforms

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Recognising University Staff All Year Round

A great workplace culture shouldn't be limited to term-time Happy staff who feel valued are important to any organisation - and universities are no different. More than ever University staff are the ...

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Gift Cards are on the Rise

the enduring popularity of plastic... How can you incentivise and reward employees in a way that's both highly personalised, but still offers them freedom of choice? It's quite the conundrum. ...

Posted in Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives

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Making the Best Jobs Even Better

A workplace culture that goes beyond the perks of the job There are certain professions where the perks can inspire you get job envy. Casual dress, big discounts or longer holiday time for workers in ...

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The Biggest Benefits of Riding a Bike

infographic: Get on your bike! Cycling is a great way for your staff to exercise

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Lunchtime Ideas to Motivate Employees in the Workplace

Infographic: Think lunchtimes are just for eating? Think again! Lunchtimes are also a great opportunity to motivate your employees. Encourage your people to get out and about exercising, or help them ...

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How Switched-On Energy Suppliers Will React to Big Changes in Utilities Legislation

Technology is changing how consumers manage their utilities With new technology going mainstream, and big changes in regulation transforming the way utilities contracts are managed, companies have ...

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International Yoga Day: Is Yoga the Key to Staff Wellbeing?

Encouraging employee exercise Tranquillity and peace aren’t always two words you’d associate with a busy working office – but that’s about to change. 21 June is International Yoga Day, where people ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Improving quality of life, Retaining Employees, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Stress in the Workplace, company culture

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How Employee Benefits Can Impact Mental Health

Don't let mental health stay out of sight, or out of mind There’s still some stigma in the workplace when it comes to mental health, with research from Bupa finding 47% of business leaders ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Annual Leave, Financial Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Cycle to Work

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Wearables: The Stats

Infographic: Is wearable tech at work the new normal? Technology has affected how businesses approach employees’ health and wellbeing at work, with wearable technology and mobile apps ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Infographic

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Employee Ownership Day: How to Get Staff Invested in the Company They Work For

INFOGRAPHIC: Get staff invested in their company Employee Ownership day will take place this year on the 28th June. The event is now in its seventh year, and it aims to raise awareness around ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Why Mentoring Programmes are Essential for Success

A performance boost for companies and employees How can you harness the experience of a senior executive, and spread the new ideas and fresh approach of a promising young manager? The answer lies in ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Health and Wellbing Programmes

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Bike Week: How Can You Get Your Employees on Their Bikes?

The perfect benefit for employee wellbeing 2017 is nearly at the halfway mark and the summer months are approaching, which means the start of the holiday season – and hopefully better weather! June ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Commuting, Physical Wellbeing, Cycle to Work

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The Elementary Importance of Out-of-School Programmes (and How to Incentivise Attendance)

Budgets may be tight in the education sector, but you can still use incentives The rationale rooted in rewards and incentives isn’t restricted to, or contained by, one industry, and the theories ...

Posted in Incentive and Recognition, Gifts and Rewards, Cinema Rewards, Cinema and Film

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Mental Health Awareness for Employers

Removing the Stigma of mental health in the Workplace Every 13th-19th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, where businesses are encouraged to do more about their employees’ mental health.  

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Marketing That Matters: Mobile Payments go Mainstream

Can mobile payments drive consumer engagement? Mobile payments have undoubtedly emerged as one of the most intriguing technologies to penetrate the marketing world…but how can they help drive ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Experiential Marketing, Consumer Engagement

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Employee Benefits in the Public Sector

four ways to support public sector staff The economic uncertainty following Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the value of the pound still fluctuating day by day has everyone cautiously watching ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Public Sector, Employee Discounts, Salary Sacrifice, Government Services

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Re-energising Membership/Subscription Services with Experiential Incentives

Hint: You need an effective consumer loyalty rewards programme Motivating purchase is one thing. But what if your business relies on long term commitment from consumers – what do effective consumer ...

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Five Ways to Improve the Commute

Infographic:  Employee Enrichment on the Way to Work A great organisational culture, where staff are inspired to be at their absolute best, doesn't start when people walk through the door. When it's ...

Posted in Commuting, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Improving Quality of Life at Work for SME Employees

Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you Improved quality of life in the workplace leads to improved engagement and the retention of employees. Improving employee satisfaction can ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, SMEs, Health and Wellbeing, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, People Management, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Mental Health Awareness

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Going Mobile: How Smartphones are Changing the Way Brand Loyalty Works

Consumer loyalty is changing because of mobile Businesses can no longer afford to be having speculative conversations about mobile. Do we need to be worrying about it? Is it worth targeting users on ...

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Childcare Vouchers Made Simple

Infographic: How you can help your employees can save on their childcare costs One of the most common ways in which organisations can support their staff with childcare costs, vouchers are a ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Engagement, Infographic

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Onsite Childcare: How Does It Work?

We’ve all heard of the office creche. But how common is it to see one in action? Onsite childcare is rare, and it’s far from something that employees expect from their employers – so don’t panic ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Childcare Vouchers, Financial Wellbeing

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The Future's Bright: Cinema's Starring Role in Rewarding Consumers

promotional rewards that top the a-list From cars to groceries, fast food to confectionery, big name brands consistently turn to the big screen when rewarding consumers, incentivising purchases and ...

Posted in Cinema Benefits, Consumer Promotions, Cinema and Film

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Getting Workplace Gamification Right

A bit of healthy competition can have a great impact When it comes to motivating employees, there’s no one-size fits all solution. Everyone needs different things to feel motivated and engaged in the ...

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Walk to Work Day: Enriching Your Commute

Get staff to make more of their journey to work with some great exercise Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and it’s safe enough to venture outside without a coat some days. In light of the ...

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Working Smart: What Can we Learn From Management Theories?

We look at three management theories to help your business  It will come as no surprise that work is an absolutely intrinsic part of modern life. It underpins just about every aspect of our society, ...

Posted in Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

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Is 3D printing the future of promotional marketing?

There's a digital revolution taking place. A revolution that means big things for the future of promotional marketing, and the tools we use to make it happen.

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotional Ideas, Promotional Mechanics

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Article 50: What Happens Next for Employers?

Brexit's on the horizon - so what's next? After months of debate, bills in parliament and hundreds of discussions, Article 50 was finally triggered on 29th March 2017. The confirmation, sent from the ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Employee Engagement

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Helping Your Staff With Retirement

Employer Obligations, and Ways to Offer Support for Retirees-To-Be Retirement is a time where most people can finally relax after a long, hard-working life. Take some holidays, indulge in hobbies, ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Positive Workplace Culture, Financial Wellbeing

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Personality Tests – What’s the Difference?

Infographic: From Myers-Briggs to IPIP, these workplace personality tests could help you get to know your employees a little better Understanding a bit more about your employees – how they work and ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Seven Millennial Trends

Infographic: Here's what to consider when attracting millennials The millennial generation is here. A new breed subject to many misconceptions, getting to know key millennial trends is instrumental ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Infographic

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Is Salary Sacrifice Still Worth It?

With big changes happening in 2017 and beyond, is it still the best bet? Changes to the way salary sacrifice works will come into effect on Thursday 6th April. With this deadline date fast ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Childcare Vouchers, Salary Sacrifice

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Promoting Wellbeing Through a Personal Approach

Taking an individual approach People are individuals, but sometimes employers can forget to see them that way. We talk in terms of teams, workforces and staff – collective terms that require a ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Incentive and Recognition

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The Benefits of Revamping the Morning Commute

The morning commute impacts your employees' whole day The dreaded morning commute. Whether it lasts minutes or hours, the stress of the daily commute can take its toll on employees’ moods and ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Commuting

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Forget Millennials, because Here Comes Generation Z

Let's talk about the new kids on the block We’ve spent plenty of time thinking about how to handle that most-maligned of employee demographics – the millennials. But their time in the spotlight is ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement

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Staff Rewards for the Easter Bank Holiday

Take advantage of the Easter Break and reward your staff A holiday with an odd position in UK culture, in terms of how strictly it’s observed, Easter is generally seen as a time when it’s acceptable ...

Posted in Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Gifts and Rewards

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ROI + VOI: the Winning Combination for Recognition

ROI is king, but the Value of investment is just as important In today’s competitive workplace, motivating employees and encouraging desired behaviours to improve results is vital to a company’s ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Recognition, Recognition Platforms

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Random Acts of Kindness: Can Brands Make Customers Feel Good?

Spreading some good vibes When was the last time you witnessed a good deed? Someone holding a door open? Someone in the office receiving a genuine compliment? Manchester City giving free tickets to ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty

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New Age Wellness Travel: The Adrenaline/Zen Cocktail

From rush to relaxation No-one is invincible and everyone needs a break from time to time. The hectic lifestyles that get us what we want, don’t always give us what we need, but wellness travel can.

Posted in Incentive Travel, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Travel Promotions, Health and Wellbeing

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It’s Time to Spring Clean your Bad Workplace Habits

Banishing bad habits can lead to a more productive office Do your staff have a tendency to check their work emails out of hours? Eat their lunch at their desks? Work overtime regularly? Then it’s ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

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Are you Taking Your Staff for Granted?

Focusing on top talent can leave other staff members feeling unappreciated Employers can solely focus on top talent - making managers forget about the majority who make up their workforce.

Posted in Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition

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What is Personalised Marketing Beacon Technology?

Big opportunities for brands both large and small Did you know that, according to an IAB survey, 66% of marketers said that location-based, personalised advertising was the "most exciting" mobile ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Brand Promotions, Consumer Engagement, Promotional Ideas, Promotional Mechanics

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How to Communicate Your Employee Benefits Plan to Your Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: Employee comms that make an impact Developing an employee benefits comms plan is a big part of making sure any benefits programme is a success – whether it's salary sacrifice, employee ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Infographic

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Key HR Trends Developing in 2017

What's new in HR? The way organisations are required to handle HR is constantly changing, and those who don't stay ahead of the curve could potentially miss out on attracting new talent, and keeping ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement

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Positive Attitudes: The Psychological Impact of Rewards

Why do rewards resonate so well with customers?  Loyalty schemes, prizes and rewards have a huge impact on brand loyalty and customer engagement, right?

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Rewards, Consumer Engagement

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Casual Culture at Work – Is Your Office too Formal?

formality can be the enemy of productivity... Do your staff get to wear their own clothes to work? Can they chat through the day, or are they encouraged to stay quiet? Can they take a quick five ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

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10 of the World's Best Hotel Room Innovations

How hotels have adapted to changing consumer demands We love travel - it's one of the best parts of our job. We're always looking for the best, most exciting, hottest, coolest and most unique travel ...

Posted in Incentive Travel, Flight and Travel Logistics, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Travel Promotions, Unique Experiences

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The Changing Face of Work

Infographic: what are the challenges  employees and employers face? Just as the way people work in the UK has changed a great deal over the past few decades – a move away from manufacturing to a ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Infographic

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Drowned Out: Why Rewarding Those Who Shout the Loudest Can Be Bad For Business

your best-performing staff aren't always the most vocal How do you identify the best-performing members of staff? Some roles will have the productivity figures to make it simple – but it can often be ...

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Ecommerce Trends for 2017

Ecommerce is the future - here's our predictions for 2017 Ecommerce – buying and selling things online – is the future. There’s no arguing about it – it’s just the way we do things now. Even if the ...

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What Are Ultra-Low Emission Cars?

Saving the environment while saving money? it can be done! Ultra-low emission cars can help the environment – and they can help you save. Under new rules coming into effect in 2017, a large number of ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Employee Discounts, Salary Sacrifice

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Are You Following The Law On Staff Wellbeing?

Employer obligations for staff health and wellbeing When it comes to ensuring the health and wellbeing of your staff, providing a comprehensive benefits package or reward scheme can go a long way – ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Health and Safety Programmes, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, company culture

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Ten Ways to Improve Your Long Service Award Programme

Workers move on from jobs more than ever, so reward those who stick around We may no longer have a ‘job for life’ but that doesn’t mean that the Long Service Award is dead. Long Service Awards are ...

Posted in Celebrations, Awards and Events, Employee Engagement, Incentive and Recognition

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Austerity Blues

Is economic uncertainty impacting the wellbeing of your employees? It’s hard to always remain positive about the state of the global economy given the many political changes and shocks that have ...

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Cycling to Work: Tips to Get Your Employees Started

Infographic: Get on your bike! Cycle to work schemes are a really popular employee benefit, helping people to afford a bike for their commute to work – for a much better price than they may be able ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Commuting, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Salary Sacrifice, Cycle to Work, Infographic

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Managing Blended Workforces in the Gig Economy

Strike a fair balance for your blended workforce Over the past decade, the way the world goes to work has changed a great deal – and some may say for the worse. A growing number of people are on ...

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Workplace Engagement, Employee Engagement

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Eight Statistics That Define the State of Wellness Tourism

Wellness tourism is on the rise The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness tourism as journeys ‘made by tourists who seek to improve or maintain their well-being during or as a result of their ...

Posted in Incentive Travel, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Travel Promotions, Health and Wellbeing

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How to Engage and Retain Millennial Employees

...And why cinema is the ultimate experiential reward We’re seeing a monumental shift in the way the large majority of the global workforce perceives, demands and expects to be treated by employers. ...

Posted in Employee Retention, Incentive and Recognition, Cinema Rewards, Cinema and Film

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Employee Motivation: Is Money the Only Answer?

What motivates more than money? With employee engagement at rock bottom, finding new ways to motivate staff is proving a real headache for many companies. Increase wages? Offer more benefits? More ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition

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Four Ways to Better Engage Frontline Employees

Respect and reward your brand ambassadors Making up roughly 80% of the workforce, frontline staff are often the first, or the last and only, face-to-face interaction a customer has with a company. ...

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The Year in Rewards: Planning Your Recognition Strategy for 2017

a New Year Means a new recognition strategy It’s a new year – which means resolutions, changes, and annual targets starting afresh… It’s also a time for mapping out the year ahead – and when it comes ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Employee Recognition, Recognition Platforms

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Workplace Trends For 2017

Here's how we think the workplace is set to change this year With the dawn of the new year it’s time for another look ahead to speculate on what we think will be happening over the next twelve ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement

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Reward Programmes: The Route to a Safer Workplace

How Incentive and Recognition Strategies Can Create a Zero-Accident Mindset The causes of accidents may vary, but the workplace in many industries is a dangerous place. More than 300,000 people are ...

Posted in Health and Safety Programmes, Incentive and Recognition, Sales Incentives

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Showcasing Five Consumer Trends in Cinema

Find out what's hot in the world of the movies Cinema is appealing to a more diverse group of consumers than ever before, making it an attractive platform for many brands to utilise.

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Film Promotions, Brand Promotions, Cinema and Film

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Banking Errors

How Some Banks Can Take Their Closed User Groups For Granted Is there an industry less popular than the banks lately? Despite the essential services they provide, all we ever remember is overdraft ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty

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Stereotypes are Dividing the Workforce

Ditching preconceptions and treating people as, well, people Popular media tells us that today’s workplace, with up to five generations working side by side, stand divided by generational ...

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Why It's Time For Brands To Do Their Homework On Wellness

Make an impact with wellness travel experiences As our culture changes, so do our lifestyles. With technology dominating our professional and social lives, a growing dependency ratio and a tough ...

Posted in Incentive Travel, Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Consumer Promotions, Travel Promotions, Health and Wellbeing

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Employee and Client Gifts: What Are the Rules?

Even the best intentions can cause issues - so take care Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, as recognition or a thank you, or any other kind of celebration or occasion, giving gifts to employees and ...

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The Guide to Staff Retreats and Holidays

Planning a staff retreat? Here's what you need to consider Everyone likes the chance to break away from routine, and even the most dedicated employee can’t be blamed for enjoying an excuse to get out ...

Posted in Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Gifts and Rewards

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The Pros And Cons Of Salary Sacrifice

Is a salary sacrifice scheme right for your business? Salary sacrifice programs can be really beneficial for employees – and for the employers that offer them. But we also understand the apprehension ...

Posted in Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Benefits, Salary Sacrifice

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Employee Recognition: Top Five Secrets

Infographic: recognising those who go the extra mile doesn't have to  be difficult When it comes to employee recognition, it shouldn't be about rewarding staff for rewards' sake. Focusing on creating ...

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Five Festive Trip Ideas to Reward Your Employees

'Tis the season to treat your staff with a great festive trip  Staff incentives and rewards can be something small, like a gift card, or something much, much bigger. If you’re looking for a big ...

Posted in Incentive Events, Gifts and Rewards, Rewards

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Back to Work – Avoiding the January Blues

NEW YEAR, NEW JOB? here's how to STOP STAFF CHURN Staff churn is on the rise, and there is usually a peak of staff departure in the New Year. Glassdoor researchers found that almost one in five (18%) ...

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What are Millennials Looking for in a Job?

How to win over the youth of today Whether it’s in casual conversation, Time magazine think pieces, or the HR department, we do have a tendency to sell millennials short. Yes, thanks to a few factors ...

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If it's Low Cost, it's Low Value

WHY BRANDS CAN’T RISK RUINING REPUTATIONS FOR QUICK FIX DISCOUNTS While the story itself did little to damage Marmite sales (in fact they increased by £335,000), who can forget the post-Brexit price ...

Posted in Consumer Promotions and Loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Promotional Mechanics

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The Five Millennial Traits Every Employer Needs to Know

How the next generation of leaders are thinking What does the future look like for millennial employees? What challenges are they facing right now, and how can employers create a desirable ...

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Salary Sacrifice Changes: What Do They Mean?

What you and your employees need to know On November 23rd, 2016, Philip Hammond announced his first budget as Chancellor – and the first since the Brexit vote. With it came the announcement of ...

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Simple, Low-Cost Solutions for Staff Recognition

The everyday recognition essentials It’s always important to recognise the efforts of staff, particularly when they’re performing well. Research has shown time and time again the positive impacts of ...

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How to Combat Christmas Stress in Your Workforce

Christmas can mean   increased pressure on time and finances Workplace stress is a problem all year round, and in recent years it’s become worse for many employees across the UK. 

Posted in Financial Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Incentive and Recognition

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Rewarding Staff With Vouchers: The Personal Approach

The reward that's different for everyone Vouchers, gift cards and digital rewards are on the rise, with more and more employers – and employees – realising their benefits.

Posted in Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Employee Engagement, Gifts and Rewards

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Recognising, Rewarding and Motivating Millennials

How do you solve a problem like millennials? How do you solve a problem like millennials? Those lazy, entitled narcissists – they’re needy, and lack resilience. They’re uncreative and don’t work hard ...

Posted in Incentive and Recognition

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