Article Database - Topic: 'Staff motivation' - Keyword: 'Personnel management'

 
Hot-desking harms productivity Publication date: 10.05.2019
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Hot-desking harms productivity..Moving about. Hot-desking is where staff share communal workstations rather than having their own allocated desk. It’s often found in workplaces where staff spend much of their working day outside of the employer’s premises. However, according to a survey of over 1,000 employees by Brickendon, the prospect of not...
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The top workplace distractions Publication date: 03.07.2017
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The top workplace distractions..Concentrate. According to research conducted by Clarendon London, the top workplace distraction for employees is colleagues. This is attributed to two main reasons: gossiping and hot-desking. You can’t ban workplace gossip completely - it’s always going to happen - but you can, and should, correct any misleading rumours...
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Motivation: saying a powerful “thank you” Publication date: 15.03.2017
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All employees appreciate a thank you for their work. However, according to experts, include a little more detail and you can seriously boost motivation. What do you need to know?
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Q & A - should we have a “brag board”? Publication date: 03.11.2016
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Q & A - should we have a “brag board”?..Q. A colleague has mentioned that his previous employer had a “brag board” where details about employees’ work (and sometimes personal) achievements were posted. Is this something we should introduce in our workplace? A. Brag boards are an American concept which have found their way over here. They...
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Could colouring books boost productivity? Publication date: 23.05.2016
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Could colouring books boost productivity?..Most relaxing. Back in 2015 colouring books for adults really caught on. It’s most popular with 35 to 44 year olds. Interestingly, research by Staples suggests that it could also boost productivity in the workplace - 91% of those it surveyed claimed that colouring in made them far more relaxed and 68% said...
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Getting the most out of a shy employee Publication date: 15.02.2016
Article database » Staff motivation » Personnel management
One of your employees rarely speaks up and his colleagues are starting to notice. Having raised this with him gently, he’s confessed to being really shy. What might help you get the most out of this employee?
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Motivation: it’s music to their ears Publication date: 22.10.2015
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Motivation: it’s music to their ears..Listen up. When Sage One surveyed employees at small businesses, 44% said that listening to background music would both motivate them to work harder and improve their working life. It’s highly likely that there’s some truth in this as separate research by Mindlab International found that 90% of employees perform...
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Food at desks and productivity Publication date: 18.06.2015
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One major staff bugbear is sitting near a colleague who’s eating at their desk. However, apart from employee relations and hygiene, there’s another good reason why this activity should be banned. What is it?
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Dealing with a chatterbox Publication date: 23.03.2015
Article database » Performance/capability » Poor performance
One of your employees talks non-stop all day long and her mundane chatter is incredibly distracting (not to mention boring) for those around her. What’s the best way to tackle this type of problem?
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Motivated by a simple “thank you” Publication date: 06.11.2014
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Motivated by a simple “thank you”.. Boost 95% by 44%. There’s a school of thought which says that employees shouldn’t be thanked for their hard work because all they’ve really done is fulfil their part of the contract, in return for which they’ll receive payment. This appears to be widely followed as 75% of employees claim that they “do...
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