Articles By Iain Thomson

A Quick Guide on How to Run Effective Employee Reviews

The annual employee review can be a nail-biting time of the year. It’s the chance for Managers or Team Leaders to cast a beady eye over the performance of their employees across the course of the entire year, and highlight what’s gone well, and perhaps not so well.

Posted in Positive Workplace Culture, Talent Retention, Engaging Employees, Work Engagement, Retaining Employees, Change behaviour, Influential Boss, Leadership, Workplace Morale, Workplace Productivity, Staff Motivation, Improving Employee Motivation, Improving Staff Motivation, Improving Employee Morale, Staff Engagement, positive company cultures, Performance Reviews, Effective Team Management, Career Development, Management, Employee Annual Reviews, Employee Performance Reviews

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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 to Effectively Run an Employee Benefits Programme

Employees are the backbone of any business. By looking after your employees effectively, you can help keep them engaged and satisfied, which in turn will be reflected in employee retention, ...

Posted in People Engagement, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Mental Health Awareness, Healthy Lifestyle, Reducing Staff Absence, Employee Morale, Workplace Morale, Improving Employee Morale, Lifestyle, positive company culture, Health, mental health, Wellbeing, positive workplace environments, Work - Life Balance, Staff benefits

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3 Ways Transparent Rewards and Recognition Boost Employee Engagement

It’s no secret that businesses who show appreciation to their employees will often have better overall performance results. And it makes sense, really. You show appreciation for hard work, and your ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Recognition Platforms, Gifts and Rewards, Rewards, Staff Recognition Schemes, Work Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Workplace Motivation, Rewards & Recognition

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What Does a Good Reward and Recognition Scheme Look Like?

When creating a reward and recognition scheme for your organisation, or even reviewing what you have already in place, it’s important to look at it from a perspective of what is it you're trying to ...

Posted in Recognising Success, Workplace Engagement, Incentive and Recognition, Employee Recognition, Recognition Platforms, Gifts and Rewards, Rewards, Staff Recognition Schemes, Work Engagement, Incentives and Rewards, Retaining Employees, Workplace Motivation, Rewards & Recognition

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How HR Should Support Mental Health In The Workplace

Although mental health issues are becoming prevalent talking points for businesses, governments, and educational institutions, there is still inadequate support being offered to individuals who find ...

Posted in People Engagement, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Positive workplace environment, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Mental Health Awareness, Healthy Lifestyle, Reducing Staff Absence, Employee Morale, Workplace Morale, Improving Employee Morale, Lifestyle, positive company culture, Health, mental health, Wellbeing, positive workplace environments, Work - Life Balance, Staff benefits

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How to Proactively Promote Employee Wellbeing in the Public Sector

APRIL 2019 SAW THE  RELEASE OF CIPD's ANNUAL Health and Wellbeing at Work survey. It found that even though most organisations in the public sector are engaging in activities to improve employee ...

Posted in People Engagement, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Positive workplace environment, Mental Health Awareness, Employee Morale, Workplace Morale, Lifestyle, positive company culture, Health, mental health, Wellbeing, Work - Life Balance, Staff benefits

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Five Clever Ways to use Reward and Benefits to Help Keep Carers Engaged

With an aging population and the National Health Service feeling the strain, the contribution of carers has come in stark focus. With latest figures estimating that there are around 7 million carers ...

Posted in People Engagement, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Engagement Solutions, Positive workplace environment, Mental Health Awareness, Employee Morale, Workplace Morale, Lifestyle, positive company culture, Health, mental health, Wellbeing, Work - Life Balance, Staff benefits

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Employee Rewards: Should You Have a Self or Managed Service?

You may have noticed that employee rewards are kind of a big deal to us. Proven to support successful workplace cultures and getting the best out of talented employees, they’re a powerful weapon in ...

Posted in Gifts and Rewards, Rewards, Employee Awards, Staff Rewards, Employee rewards and recognition programme, Retain Talent, Rewards and Incentives, Reducing Staff Turnover, Workplace Productivity, Rewards & Recognition, non-cash rewards, positive company cultures, rewarding staff, positive workplace environments

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How To Calculate Employee Engagement

Reporting on employee engagement is a task that HR teams are required to perform frequently. But the concept of engagement is closely tied to the more elusive and ambiguous realm of human emotion – ...

Posted in Employee Engagement, Benefits of Employee Engagement, Engage People, Engaging Employees, Engagement Specialists, transforming behaviour, Work Engagement, Engagement at Work, Talent Engagement, Retaining Employees, People Management, Behaviour change, Positive workplace environment, Attract Talent, Retain Talent, Calculating Employee Engagement

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Is Presenteeism the Public Sector’s Biggest Productivity Killer?

Originally used to describe employees who would still turn up for work when they’re physically or mentally unwell, presenteeism now also includes those who are disengaged with their job and are not ...

Posted in Employee Benefits, Employee Discounts, Retaining Employees, Employee Discount Schemes, Reducing Staff Turnover, Workplace Productivity, Benefits, positive company culture, Staff Engagement, reducing staff spending, Work - Life Balance, Presenteeism, Reducing Presenteeism, Staff benefits, Cost-Free Employee Benefits, Benefits Programme, Flexible Working

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