workplace culutre

Unlimited holidays and the 4-day week: The future, or a fad?

The unlimited holidays concept has been quickly gaining traction over the last few years. A never-ending amount of time to spend with your family, catching up on boxsets, and traveling. It seems genius, right? Especially in this current culture in which employee wellbeing is being given ever higher precedent. More companies are realising the benefits […]

10 workplace stats you don’t want to miss – infographic

Open-plan offices are nothing new. They have been around for over a century but reached their height of popularity in the 1960s due to the growth of office-based jobs. This uniformed approach was considered an environment that would promote interaction and collaboration among colleagues. But, does every employee flourish in the same working environment? We’ve […]

What environments produce a happy workforce?

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so the impact this environment can have on our outlook, on life and health, is massive. The average person spends a third of each and every day in their place of work, so the quality and associations of the workplace makes a real […]

What are the Top Employee Benefits?

The top issue shaping employers’ benefits strategies in 2017 is their desire to improve employee engagement, however budget restraints remain the biggest barrier to introducing the benefits they would like to offer. When tight budgets are in place, it is crucial that employees are taken into consideration and asked what benefits they would appreciate and […]

Unlimited Holidays – Too good to be true?

An unlimited holiday allowance is not a new phenomenon but up until recently it was a benefit which was rarely found outside of Silicon Valley tech companies. Although most companies offering this benefit are US-based, companies such as digital agency VisualSoft, social media agency Social Chain and technology platform JustPark are leading the way in […]

The Three Peaks Challenge – Meet the intrepid explorers!

This Saturday 4 members of the Talent Works team from our Northampton office will be embarking on the Three Peaks Challenge.  We’ve all been training, we’ve bought and started packing our kit (and more importantly our snacks!) so the only thing that remains for us to do is actually walk – probably easier said than […]

How important is company culture to candidates?

Your company culture is your personality and it’s something candidates want to learn about during the recruitment process. But how can your candidates experience your culture first hand? LinkedIn recently surveyed over 14,000 professionals worldwide to find out their favourite methods to discover and experience company culture. Participants were given the option to choose their […]

How to improve employee engagement

A 2017 study from totaljobs shows that 28% of employers are having trouble engaging their workforce. Employees who aren’t engaged lack enthusiasm and are no longer company ambassadors. So how can you make sure your employees are fully engaged? Employee feedback Employee feedback can assure employees that you are taking an interest in their needs. […]

What’s in it for me?

It’s something our research for corporate clients has uncovered time and time again; it is the employees in an organisation that provide the biggest advantage and greatest differentiator. As one of the greatest assets to a business, leaders should be doing their utmost to position employees for success through motivation and appreciation, whether incentives are […]

Are meetings a waste of time?

“We have too many meetings” is a frequent complaint in business. Publications such as The New York Times and Forbes give some quick remedies to our suspicions that not all meetings are necessary.  These with other articles recycle solutions such as: Halving the time of your meetings Chair your meeting standing up Avoiding holding a […]