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The Appraisal System

For a number of our clients, April sees the start of annual appraisal schemes as it can tie in nicely with the start of the financial year, new budgets and potential pay rises (where applicable). Appraisals are an effective tool to help maintain t...

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Employee Engagement

Productivity and performance can be driven through an informed and involved workforce.

Employee engagement plays a vital role in business success and it is a core component of effective leadership and management.  Engaged employees have a positive impact on the performance of every organisation.

Employee communication in the workplace

Employee engagement is about creating an active two-way communication programme. It is about cascading information down to front line employees from directors and managers, but also about providing a framework in which employees feel able to voice their concerns or opinions.  It is both an outcome and a process.

Through effective employee engagement, you can make the good great, and the seemingly impossible possible, pushing performance far beyond the status quo and improving bottom line results.

·        How do your directors communicate with your managers? – Are you currently communicating via more than just emails? Simple HR help assess the communication needs of your managers and which means of communication your directors should use for different types of messages, requests and conversations.

·        How do your managers communicate with their staff? – Again, we look at how communication between different tiers of staff can be improved to ensure that every is working to the best of their ability and everyone is kept in the loop.

·        Are the messages consistent? – Nobody likes Chinese whispers, especially in the workplace which is why it’s important to look at areas where messages may be lost in translation or breakdown altogether.

·        Do your staff have a voice? – It’s important that everyone feels they can make their voice heard which is why a platform for discussion must exist for both you and your staff.

·        Do you know what their issues and concerns are? – Ensure problems are resolved quickly and easily by creating a confidential space where staff have the opportunity to raise issues and concerns.

·        What does your workforce think of the company? – Embrace feedback and listen to the opinions of your workforce via a series of exercises and surveys that allow you to glean information from your staff.

To find out how an employee engagement survey could enlighten and empower your business, contact us today.