The foundations of employee engagement: how purpose and culture are a vital ingredient to success

Employee engagement might be one of those great business buzz words but if you want your business to grow, it is vital to your success. So just what do we mean by employee engagement?  Employee engagement goes well beyond the percentage of employees that tell you they are satisfied on your annual survey.  When an …

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Contactless donations and targeted advertising: read our personal examples of how digital is changing the way charities fundraise

I have been reading a lot recently about the need for digital transformation in the charity sector.  Over half of UK charities surveyed by TechTrust said they don’t have a defined digital strategy.  And those that do, the large majority expected to increase their measurable impact in 2018[1].  With this in mind, I wanted to …

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Attention, attention: Do you stand out as a SME when recruiting digital and marketing talent?

Digital and marketing talent is in high demand.  We work with a range of SMEs who engage us to help them to attract the right digital talent and compete with large corporates.  So how can SMEs stand out from the crowd and attract digital talent?  Here we give some top tips. Tip 1: Attract digital talent …

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Struggling to attract digital talent to your charity? Time to read our top tips for success!

We know that recruiting digital talent is becoming increasingly important for charities in order to maximise the use of digital channels to increase their reach.  In fact, 65% of charities are worried they will miss out on opportunities for digital funding with a lack of skills.  A further 51% say a lack of skills is …

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Beyond Employee Engagement

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The CIPD argue that the approach to employee engagement needs to be rethought to keep up pace with modern business practices[1]. Employee engagement, for some, has become a process rather than a philosophy and therefore doesn’t achieve the expected results.  It is less about measuring employer engagement in a yearly survey and more about good management …

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How to increase the number of women on boards – Quotas’ or not quotas’?

The UK has yet to introduce mandatory quotas for women on boards but there is increasing pressure from the European Commission and other organisations to impose them. As you will know, International Women’s Day has the theme of ‘balance for better’ and so, I wanted to explore the arguments for and against quotas and whether …

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Are you assessing the soft skills of your candidates?

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90% of talent professionals in the UK say soft skills are vitally important to the future of recruiting according to a new report from LinkedIn.  But how do you assess soft skills consistently and effectively to ensure you have the right talent to grow your business?[1] Creativity, persuasion and collaboration are the top three soft …

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