Staff Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is one of the top items on board agendas right now. Talent is rare, key skills are scarce and competition for people who can walk the talk is fierce. Organizations want to ensure they have their staff fully engaged in their vision, mission and goals.

But how does a business go about ensuring this engagement is there? Measuring it is a great place to start – and ensuring it’s being measured ongoing is important too. In this section, we’ve got articles that will show you how to do just that. There’s also a goldmine of information on ways you can engage with your teams to help them perform their best and stay with your organization for the long run.

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The 5 best practices of a high performing helpdesk

The 5 best practices of a high-performing helpdesk There seem to be two schools of thought around helpdesks. You either look at them as a cost centre or a profit centre. A necessary evil, or a gold-plated opportunity. Whichever it is, and…
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A look at how online surveys have made the headlines this week

Putting the boot into online surveys The humble online survey came under intense scrutiny from an unexpected source earlier this month when a top English Premier League team asked fans to rate the performance of its manager. Everton Football…
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Employee survey questions - ideas

Employee survey questions - ideas Employees are busy, time-poor and more demanding than ever. What kind of questions should you be asking in your employee survey to keep on top of how they feel? Many businesses are now employing a large number…
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2018 online survey trends

Here we present our online survey trends for 2018. 2017 was a rollercoaster year, bringing with it an avalanche of new trends and changes. We believe many of them foreshadow what's to come this year. Online chatter is noisier than ever,…
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How Vanarama responds to customer feedback in real time

Vanarama is the UK’s largest van leasing broker, with nearly 250 staff selling 1,200+ vehicles per month. It is one of the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For and is a National Business Award winner for Best Small to Medium-Sized…
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Asking for feedback by email

Do you need to create a great feedback email? Are you looking to change the way you get input from emails you send regularly? Or, do you need to gather feedback from a large number of customers and staff in a simple and quick way? Read on…
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Finding My Virginity: Book Review

Few businesspeople live long enough, or have enough success after their first autobiography, to write a second. As with many things in his life, Richard Branson is the exception to the rule. Branson's original autobiography Losing My Virginity was…
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How to build customer trust

Making a purchase has always involved some level of customer trust. You trust that the product or service will be as advertised. You trust that the seller will deliver it on time. The seller trusts that you will pay them for their product…
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The Sales Acceleration Formula: Book Review

There are a handful of books, articles and videos that have really helped me on my journey to grow and run the best possible business. Kevin Hale's Stanford lecture, Gail Goodman's keynote and David Skok's blog all leap to mind. I'm now…
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How to measure internal customer satisfaction

Businesses are a network built from a chain of processes and handoffs that generate a product or service. Each link in the chain is a different department serving the next link in the chain. If there’s a weak link, internal customer satisfaction…
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Walt Disney The Biography. Book Review

Ever since I first visited Walt Disney World in Florida at age 9, I have been entranced by all things Disney. It's only very recently however, listening to a podcast where Walt Disney The Biography by Neal Gabler was recommended, that I started…
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How to use Customer Thermometer to motivate staff

We speak to a lot of customers about how they're using the tool to measure and monitor their staff performance. Customer satisfaction and staff performance of course go hand in hand. At first glance, Customer Thermometer might appear to…