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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 to be productive? Employees should just be grateful for having a job in the first place, right? Workers are paid to do a job. If they don’t work hard enough or hit their targets, there are more than enough ready & willing replacements out there.

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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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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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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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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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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