Dog in an office with a group of employees

Does taking your dog to work really improve engagement?

In 1999, a company called Pet Sitters International held the inaugural Take Your Dog to Work Day, to celebrate dogs as wonderful companions and encourage adoptions. After a slightly chequered past, the event is now held on Friday June 23rd in numerous countries around the world, including Canada, NZ, the UK, and Australia. And while the concept of having our …

woman working on computer with cute cat on her lap, illustrating flexible work conditions

The billion dollar benefit of flexible work

For those of you who haven’t already marked it in your calendar, get out the highlighter! This Friday 2nd June 2017 is Leave the Office Early Day.  The day, originally created in the US by Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack, is designed as an incentive for overworked employees to get a little bit of ‘me’ time back.   As many …

Why Positivity Matters

  I’m a Chief Financial Officer, and have been for the past 8+ years. I’m quite familiar and comfortable with managing my team of accounts and finance people.   Recently, however, I found myself asked to lead a team of sales professionals. As you can probably imagine, managing salespeople is a little different to managing financial staff. They want to …

How to encourage your employees to make a change

  When I was asked to write this blog, I must admit while I saw the value in doing it, I was also able to come up with a heap of good reasons for not doing it. You could say that I was a little lacking in motivation. I was, quite frankly, feeling pretty ambivalent about it all. Sad (it’s …

Organisations need to think about their people more positively

  In many organisations, employee development strategies focus on job-centric performance deficits, or development areas. In other words, they identify several areas in which the employee could develop, and encourage employees to correct them.     The traditional approach: focusing on development areas   Let’s take a sporting analogy. Imagine you’re a football coach and you have a star forward …

How to identify suitable candidates and why it’s important

  Working predominantly in assessment I do know a bit about measuring “fit” and identifying suitable candidates for work. Looking beyond the standard question of “can this person do the job” to other characteristics such as personality or work preferences is not new.     Look at the supervisor-employee relationship   This is a good place to start when considering …

The top 6 drivers of employee engagement

  At Revelian, we pride ourselves on our data driven approach to conducting business, and we don’t miss an opportunity to learn from the data that our tests provide. Recently, we’ve applied our analytics focus to determine the top factors that influence employee engagement.   Our findings provided some key insights into how employee engagement is impacted and driven in …