Articles By Iain Thomson

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. You’ve tried to recover it, you’ve looked through your jam-packed desktop to make sure you’ve simply not misplaced it. But alas, it’s gone. And you were due to present it first-thing on Monday morning to your big prospect…

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

by Iain Thomson on Feb 15, 2019 9:55:00 AM
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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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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 company culture, Rewards and Incentives, Retain Talent, Gift Cards, Change behaviour, Positive workplace environment, Retaining Employees, Incentives and Rewards, Improving Performance, Engagement Specialists, Engaging Employees, Employee Events, Improving quality of life, People Engagement, Workplace Engagement

by Iain Thomson on Feb 7, 2019 9:27:50 AM
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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 Workplace Incentives, company culture, Gift Vouchers, Rewards and Incentives, Retain Talent, Vouchers, Gift Cards, Change behaviour, Positive workplace environment, Pre-paid credit cards, Staff Performance Incentives, Retaining Employees, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Incentive Programs, Improving Performance, Engagement Specialists, Engaging Employees, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Incentivising Performance

by Iain Thomson on Feb 6, 2019 4:14:27 PM
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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 Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Positive Workplace Culture, Mental Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness, Collaborative Working, Employee Health and Wellbeing

by Iain Thomson on Feb 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM
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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 Workplace Incentives, company culture, Stress in the Workplace, Gift Vouchers, Rewards and Incentives, Retain Talent, Vouchers, Gift Cards, Change behaviour, Positive workplace environment, Pre-paid credit cards, Staff Performance Incentives, Retaining Employees, Incentives and Rewards, Staff Incentive Programs, Improving Performance, Engagement Specialists, Engaging Employees, Employee Gift Cards, Vouchers and E-codes, Incentivising Performance

by Iain Thomson on Jan 21, 2019 2:10:25 PM
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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 Engagement, Employee Recognition, Employee Retention, Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Retaining Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Engaging Employees, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes

by Iain Thomson on Jan 14, 2019 9:21:13 AM
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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 Stress in the Workplace, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Positive workplace environment, People Management, Improving quality of life, Improving Performance, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Wellbeing, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Positive Workplace Culture, Employee Benefits and Wellbeing

by Iain Thomson on Jan 7, 2019 9:28:02 AM
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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, Mental Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Employee Engagement, company culture, Stress in the Workplace, Positive workplace environment, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Employee Wellbeing, Engaging Employees, Health and Wellbeing at Work, Financial Wellbeing, Economic Wellbeing, Health and Wellbing Programmes

by Iain Thomson on Dec 19, 2018 9:58:36 AM
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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 Engagement, Employee Recognition, Employee Retention, Employee Benefits and Wellbeing, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Stress in the Workplace, company culture, Health and Wellbing Programmes, Retain Talent, Retaining Employees, Employee Wellbeing, Engaging Employees, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programmes

by Iain Thomson on Dec 14, 2018 4:46:05 PM
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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 Business Success Stories, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, People Engagement, Cycle to Work Scheme, Car to Work Scheme, Employee Benefits and Wellbeing

by Iain Thomson on Dec 14, 2018 4:18:41 PM
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