Voice of the Employee

The Co-operative Bank

THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK RECEIVES LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION

The Co-operative Bank has been awarded Living Wage Accreditation, meeting one of the commitments it made as part of its expanded Ethical Policy, launched earlier this year. Julie Harding, Director of HR at The Co-operative Bank, comments:  “Receiving accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation demonstrates our expanded Ethical Policy in action. Values and ethics sit at […]

Canada Life Group Insurance

39% of UK employees do not have any form of life insurance

Two in five UK employees (39%) do not have any form of life insurance 38% of these have not even given any thought to life protection Four in five without protection don’t have a will – adding to uncertainty for families Well over half of employees who do not have life insurance (59%) say being […]

Greene King

GREENE KING WINS VQ EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  Pub retailer and brewer Greene King has been named winner of the 2015 VQ Employer of the Year Award. The award celebrates Greene King’s achievements in supporting those undertaking vocational qualifications (VQs) within its workforce of over 23,000 people. The VQ Awards, established by the Edge Foundation, is an annual celebration of top vocational […]

performance management

EMPLOYEES LET DOWN BY POOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

According to CIPD’s Latest Employee Outlook survey, employers fail to set clear objectives for their staff. The CIPD/Halogen Spring 2015 Employee Outlook survey found that only 44 per cent of the 2,226 employees polled were set clear objectives, while just 19 per cent said their performance was explained in the wider context of contribution to […]

KPMG

KPMG RECOGNISES ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ WITH LAUNCH OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR SUPPORT STAFF

KPMG launched its first internal awards in April this year to reward and recognise excellence among the firm’s 2,500 strong Central Services team. Around a fifth of KPMG’s total headcount are support staff, and include secretarial, IT, security, finance, legal, marketing, communications, facilities and other non-fee-earning personnel. The Bravo Awards are designed to reward those […]

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Changing the Way We See Engagement in the Workplace

Research shows that we may need to change the way we manage people (end appraisals?), change the work environment (open offices? nap rooms? ping pong tables?), and change who we hire (are we hiring the right people for our mission, culture and values? are we assessing well?). All these things tend to go well beyond the typical engagement […]