Articles By Iain Thomson

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 indulge yourself in something a little special? It’s perfectly natural of course; and if you work 5 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, it’s only right you reward yourself for your efforts with a little (or large) treat.

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

by Iain Thomson on Oct 18, 2018 2:01:07 PM
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Iain Thomson

Iain Thomson is Director of Incentive & Recognition at Sodexo, our leading expert in incentivising, rewarding and recognising employees and developing engaging company values.

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

by Iain Thomson on Oct 4, 2018 2:51:34 PM
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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 Team Building Events, Employee Engagement, Motivational Success Stories, Business Success Stories, Behaviour change, Incentives and Rewards, Engagement Specialists, Cycle to Work Scheme, Talent Retention, Gift Vouchers, Staff Events, Positive Workplace Culture

by Iain Thomson on Sep 13, 2018 12:36:43 PM
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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 Staff Rewards, Employee Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Motivational Success Stories, Improving Performance, Business Success Stories, Cycle to Work Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Cycle to work schemes, Behaviour change

by Iain Thomson on Sep 5, 2018 2:13:08 PM
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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 People Engagement, Employee Engagement, Staff Rewards, Improving quality of life, Engagement Solutions, Engage People, Talent Retention, Corporate Events, Staff Recognition Schemes, Workplace Engagement, Staff Incentives, Incentives and Rewards

by Iain Thomson on Aug 23, 2018 3:25:12 PM
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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 Recognising Success, Employee Engagement, People Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Behaviour change, Work Engagement, Staff Recognition Schemes, Staff Rewards, Incentivising Performance, Staff Incentives, Engagement Specialists

by Iain Thomson on Aug 23, 2018 3:16:43 PM
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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 Talent Retention, People Engagement, Employee Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Behaviour change, Positive Workplace Culture, Health and Safety Programmes, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Incentivising Performance

by Iain Thomson on Jul 27, 2018 11:15:19 AM
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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 Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Engage People, Talent Retention, Business Success Stories, Motivational Success Stories, Behavioural Change, Staff Recognition Schemes, Long Service Awards, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Events, People Engagement, Workplace Engagement, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Gift Cards and Vouchers

by Iain Thomson on Jul 19, 2018 2:53:10 PM
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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 Engagement, Workplace Engagement, People Engagement, Positive Workplace Culture, Talent Retention, Change behaviour, transforming behaviour, Employee Benefits, Incentives and Rewards, Economic Wellbeing

by Iain Thomson on Jul 19, 2018 2:27:21 PM
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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 Cycle to Work Scheme, Rewards and Incentives, Cinema Benefits, Salary Sacrifice, Employee Engagement, Improving Performance, Motivational Success Stories, Employee Benefits, Incentives and Rewards, Economic Wellbeing, Employee Recognition, Cycle to Work, Engagement Specialists

by Iain Thomson on Jul 19, 2018 1:25:31 PM
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