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Which rewards really motivate your employees?

Reward and recognition go hand in hand, but employers should be wary of conflating the two if they want to foster a genuinely motivated workforce. Getting to the heart of what makes an employee tick is vital to business outcomes, but what shape reward takes has been – and remains – the subject of much debate. 

Read this People Management Insight report, in partnership with Virgin Incentives, to explore what really motivates your workforce


Seven unusual ways to invest your apprenticeship levy

The common perception is that apprenticeships involve lots of out-of-work training or are too inflexible and only suitable for those looking for a nine-to-five. Companies that hold these outmoded views are holding themselves back. 

Read this People Management Insight report, in partnership with ICS Learn, to find out how your organisation could be making better use of your apprenticeship levy.

It’s no secret that cloud technology has been one of the largest facilitators of efficiency for businesses over the past decade. The technology is not just facilitating more flexible working styles but is also helping improve HR processes, and allowing people management as a whole to become more efficient. So, is your organisation ready for a move to the cloud? Take this People Management Insight survey, in partnership with Oracle, to share your thoughts.

Onboarding is a critical period for businesses to engage with a new starter, and for both sides to exchange important information. It’s a time when employees are making their first impressions of your business and deciding whether or not they’ve made the right decision to come and work for your company. 

Yet, onboarding is often overlooked. Engaging and nurturing a new employee is essential to help them settle in within the first few weeks and become well integrated into your organisation. Here, we list five ways technology can help you manage and deliver an effective and engaging onboarding experience.

In a recent survey, produced in association with Hibob, People Management Insight asked you how you measured performance and how it impacted on the way you manage people. Are you measuring performance accurately? Is the performance process being executed properly? Are employees receiving meaningful feedback? This infographic has the answers...
In a world where careers are becoming less linear, how should approach recruitment and retention of talent? What do people really want from their career? And how can organisations continue to support a workforce that appears to need more flexibility? Complete our survey, in partnership with Grace Blue, and we'll enter you into a prize draw to win a £100 John Lewis voucher.

Achieving behaviour change: a nudge in the right direction

Advertisers have been doing it for years, changing our buying (and even lifestyle) habits through carefully thought-out, tantalising campaigns. These days we’re so inundated with messages, hints, tips etc. that it can become just irrelevant background noise. But just how hard is it to change behaviour? And how we can stop our learning interventions from slipping into background noise?

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