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What are the key drivers of engagement in 2024?

Download your free copy of our State of Engagement report and discover the key drivers of engagement for the year ahead. Packed with data from nearly 350,000 employees across 468 organisations, explore what organisations can do to improve, despite the challenges many are facing right now.

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Cheers to careers: A focus on retention

When it comes to the Leisure & Hospitality and Food & Drink sectors, there's an ongoing challenge when it comes to retention of employees. In this report, find out the key drivers of engagement and understand what really matters to the people at the beating heart of these industries in 2024.

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How Do You Build World Class Teams?

What makes truly amazing teams? In this article, we look at the importance of relationships within teams, what our latest data tells us on how people are currently feeling about their teams, and what industry experts have to say on the subject.

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Mum Knows Best: Why Motherhood Shouldn’t Penalise Your Career

For many women, the joy of motherhood can be accompanied by a harsh reality in the workplace: the ‘Motherhood Penalty’. There can be no doubt that this is a very real issue in UK workplaces. However, organisations in the Best Companies’ community are doing something quite different when it comes to supporting their female employees.

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Paternity Leave: The Gift Dads Want

Newborns bring joy, but also a need for support. Companies are increasingly offering enhanced paternity leave, but is it just a feel-good gesture, or does it impact the business itself? This article explores the data, revealing how strong paternity policies can lead to a happier, healthier, and more productive work environment for everyone.

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Is Your Culture Delivering Results?

The culture that you cultivate at your organisation can be the cause of your collapse or the catalyst of your success. Find out what the building blocks are for an exceptional culture and how some of the best in the business have created a way of working that helps their people, and the organisation, to thrive.

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Are Your Managers Reinforcing Clarity?

How do you ensure that your organisation's purpose, strategy, and goals are being clearly communicated too all employees? Through your managers, of course! Find out all about 'The Miracle in the Middle', what makes a world class manager, and how they are the key to organisational clarity.

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How Do You Create Clarity at Every Level?

What are the key elements that create effective Organisation Clarity? We discuss that here, as well as what the latest data shows us about how connected employees feel to their organisations.

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Who made the list? The UK’s Best Companies to Work For in 2023 praised for commitment to their people

The UK’s Best Companies to Work For in 2023 have been unveiled during a spectacular event that firmly put the spotlight on employee engagement and organisational health. The leading workplaces were praised for demonstrating they truly care for their people, particularly in challenging times.

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Best Companies Live: How workplace wellbeing impacts your culture

Research shows that companies that prioritise employee wellbeing are more likely to be successful. Our Red Chair panellists discussed how their organisations had built their workplace cultures around employee wellbeing, what practices they have implemented to do this, and answered the question: how are workplace wellbeing and culture related to each other?

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Best Companies Live: How and why managers create strong team spirit

We believe that strong team spirit is essential for any successful organisation. In this session, valued members of our community discussed the cultures their managers and teams had instilled to ensure team spirit is high. We hope these insights will inspire you to create a workplace where employees feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves.

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Best Companies Live: How to effectively lead with purpose

Take a deep-dive into how the leaders of your organisation can effectively lead with purpose from our Best Companies Live event for Q3. Valued members of our community took to the famous red chairs and discussed the initiatives their companies have implemented to improve their employee engagement against the workplace factors of Leadership and Giving Something Back.

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Best Companies Live: The importance of conversation

Communication is everything to an organisation. Our data and MC³ model shows that managers who can not only effectively inform their employees, but listen to them too will build greater relationships and improve their engagement scores. We know management is one of the most important aspects of a company, that's why our Best Companies Live event for Q2 was dedicated to effective people management. See what insights were shared from valued members of our community who took to the coveted red chairs.

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