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4 Overlooked Reasons Why Your Staff Might Be Unhappy & Unproductive

In the past, we've written about the common drivers of employee engagement. Here we look at four of the less obvious reasons why staff might be disengaged, supported by research. 

Apr 10, 2015

Topics: Employee Engagement

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In a Nutshell: Flow Model

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihaly (pronounced Me-high Cheek-sent-me-high) is one of the founders of the positive psychology movement, which studies happiness and human potential. Csikszentmihalyi wanted to understand the points during everyday life when people experienced the happiest moments. 

Feb 3, 2015

Topics: Psychology- Employee Engagement- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Gallup Q12

Gallup is a US-based organisation known around the world for its public opinion polling information and large-scale collection of business performance data. Gallup is also known for its research into the foundational elements of employee engagement that predict performance. 

Nov 11, 2014

Topics: Employee Engagement- Culture & Organisational Development- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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25 Definitions of Employee Engagement

For all that has been written about employee engagement, you would think that finding a list of popular definitions by the prominent players wouldn’t be too hard to find. Yet, there isn’t one.

Oct 10, 2014

Topics: Employee Engagement

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14 Fun Icebreakers for L&D Facilitators


Have you ever sat in a meeting bored out of your mind and thought to yourself, "This is the worst presentation in the world ... why are you sooo boooring?"

Jan 5, 2014

Topics: Employee Engagement- Learning & Development- Culture & Organisational Development

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8 Awesome Icebreakers for Facilitators


Here are a few icebreakers that you might like to try with a corporate team or any group of adults either at the start of the training or after a break in the session to help re-energise and engage the participants.

Nov 25, 2013

Topics: Employee Engagement

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Australia’s Best Place to Work 2013

High-frequency trading company "Optiver" has been revealed as Australia's top workplace in the 2013 Best Places To Work study.

Aug 8, 2013

Topics: Employee Engagement

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Employee Engagement in Beautiful Plain English

If you've spent any time in an HR / L&OD role, or in HR consulting, you'll be aware of the many models and definitions of employee engagement.

Jul 2, 2013

Topics: Employee Engagement

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