Articles By Iain Thomson

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.

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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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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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