Category Archives: Employee engagement

Are the robots coming for us too?

It was William Gibson who said: ‘The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.’ So, consider this about the future of jobs and the automation of the workforce: The first fully-automated restaurant has now opened in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in a high-vis vest

Yes it was cold, it was a long night, but as I made my way home at 4.30am I made my New Year resolution to make more time to get out and about in the organisation that I work in the future. Continue reading

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In defence of the annual staff survey

Is there still a place for the traditional annual employee survey? I think there is. I’ve been hearing a lot of backlash recently about annual surveys: that a yearly check isn’t enough; that employers should know how their people feel … Continue reading

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Australian Edelman Trust Barometer results revealed….how does Oz stack up?

Employees – not leaders – are now the most trusted source of information about business in Australia across four key areas: customer service, innovation, business practices and leadership information. These are the findings of the Australian Edelman Trust Barometer 2014. … Continue reading

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How important is technology to employee engagement?

I’m lucky enough to have a workplace-provided iPhone, iPad and latest model laptop. I can BYO my own iPhone or iPad to the office if I choose. I can work flexibly on wi-fi around the building and my manager supports me to … Continue reading

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Look who’s talking: how social media brought our meeting room etiquette reminders to life

It’s a typical day in the office. A colleague visits your desk. People are continually running overtime in meetings, he says, and it’s impacting meetings that follow. He says he’d like to make people aware that they need to keep … Continue reading

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What new skills did you learn as a comms pro in 2013?

As December rolls into place on my iPhone calendar, I started to reflect on my year at work. I’ve worked in various roles in internal and external communications, PR and journalism since 2000, but never before has my skillset needed … Continue reading

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