5 Tips for Implementing a Great Employee Value Proposition

Written by Lucy Bielby on Feb 09, 2017

Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is used to describe the attraction of working for an organisation. It is the employment deal that establishes an employer’s expectations of its employees and the benefits it offers in return.

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6 Reasons Why Creating Purpose is the Key to Successful Change

Written by Craig Elvin on Feb 08, 2017

There aren’t many organisations that I have worked with over the last decade from FTSE 100 to SME’s, that aren’t involved in or planning change. Driven by the current geo-political and economic situation, globalisation agendas, technology advances and mergers or acquisitions, modern leaders can’t hide from change. 

It is also widely accepted that people are our greatest asset and yet we seem to forget about them and their needs when we embark on change (and Mr Maslow wouldn’t like that!). For most people change is hard, unwelcome and feared. People are uncomfortable with any uncertainty; especially around change. Consequently, transformation projects can raise concerns, heighten tension and can cause anxiety.

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Insurance: A Man's World?

Written by Eve Hartridge on Feb 07, 2017

 Diversity is a topic that has been at the forefront of insurance board agendas in recent years. With many industry leaders working hard to raise awareness around the careers and opportunities women have within the insurance industry.

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Leading a 'Culture Club' - Using great culture to attract top talent

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Nov 21, 2016

Anyone looking to grow a business with a team of over 10 in size should be spending at least 10% of their week on the attraction of top talent. Why? Because the people with the best people will generally win.

To attract top talent you are going to need a couple of well-connected and trusted head hunters (my contact details are in the footer below) and a compelling employee value proposition (EVP). Developing an EVP as the board in an SME can be an intimidating task. You may not have the resources to offer gym facilities, free food and drink, extensive branded welcome packs or an office bar, so what can you do to gain competitive advantage?

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4 Business Lessons From Team GB’s Olympic & Paralympic Success

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Sep 08, 2016

Guest post by Laurent Bouvier

The Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics has been amazing to watch. The achievements of team GB have even surpassed the high expectations set following London 2012, and for team GB to finish second in both the Olympic and Paralympic medal leadership tables is a truly outstanding achievement. But what lessons can we learn from this success and apply to the business world?

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9 Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing An Employee Engagement Model

Written by Sarah Duggan on Jan 19, 2016

Employee engagement and its link with business performance is very much a hot topic at the moment. Intuition tells us that it must be right to build a great place to work for our employees as more content employees are happier and this shines through in the provision of better service to our customers. Research supports this, as surveys have shown that engaged employees very much become brand and organisational advocates and happily work enthusiastically both with their team, their clients, and the general public.

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The £4 Billion Pound Business Opportunity

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Feb 19, 2015

Research by Oxford Economics reported that the overall cost to employers of replacing staff in the UK is a staggering £4.13bn a year.  The reasons for employees leaving vary but common themes crop up. A break down of trust between the individual and management; work expectations during off-hours or holidays; difficult co-workers; taking blame for others mistakes; and organisational inflexibility all contribute to higher turnover rates.

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The 5 Critical Mistakes Executives Make Which Demotivate New Hires

Written by Andrew Nicholas on Dec 28, 2014

After going to all the time and effort to find your perfect new hire you want to make sure they hit the ground running.

Research from Deloitte’s has shown that motivated and engaged employees have a positive impact on business performance faster, and that the right support during onboarding is critical to maximising their potential as quickly as possible.

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