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  Written by: Oliver Blackwell, Business Writer at Meaningful and EFS Virtual Content Team volunteer     Learning points Achieving change objectives through workforce engagement must originate at the very top of the organisation and be driven determinedly down through every level, consistently and continuously. For a stronger return from their investment, employers need to […]

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Enforced fun, mandatory merriment – any attempt to inject a blast of jollity into the workplace can often strike fear into the hearts of the cheeriest of types. There you are, trying to be productive and motor through your to-do list, when suddenly you’re obliged to ctrl-alt-delete to go battle your colleagues at ping-pong or […]

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Taking the ‘human’ angle – a positive approach from Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD
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Peter Cheese will be speaking at this year’s Engage for Success Conference, 22 March 2018. I first heard Peter Cheese speak in the summer of 2016 when he gave a talk about the future of work to the Association for Business Psychology at the University of Westminster.  It was a crowded room in which you […]

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Health, wellbeing and family friendly policies in the workplace will all feature as important topics at this year’s Engage for Success Conference, 22 March 2018. ‘Mental Health’, ‘Inclusion and Diversity’, ‘Health’ are all very important words, seamlessly intertwined with emails and narratives about targets… successes… pain points… drivers for change… and so on and so on. […]

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There’s been quite a bit in the media recently about millennials and multi-generational working in the workplace, some of it triggered by a YouTube clip by published author and motivational speaker, Simon Sinek. In the clip, Simon states that a common perception of millennials in the workplace is that they are “tough to manage”. The […]

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The UK’s newly announced Industrial Strategy, launched on 27 November is radically different from the consultation document first seen back in January. The original document listed ‘ten pillars’ for what it saw as necessary to successfully grow the economy. While these included proposals such as ‘Encouraging trade and inward investment’ and ‘Upgrading infrastructure’, EFS argued that […]

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I’ve just finished a really great book, recommended by my friend Andy. The book is called The Hard Thing about Hard Things and is by US technology entrepreneur and now venture capitalist, Ben Horowitz. Ben worked at the heart of Silicon Valley during its boom years, but also endured the challenge of the dot.com crash. He set […]

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