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How Perkbox is keeping employees connected: an interview with their Chief People Officer

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

With nearly 15 million of us still working from home, keeping employees connected while we are physically apart has become one of the most crucial tasks for HR leaders across the country. While some businesses may have been largely remote in a time before these prolonged periods of lockdown and able to readily adapt to working from home, others may have found it another hurdle in an already challenging year. In our quest to find out exactly how HR leaders across the nation are achieving connectedness and engagement, we were lucky enough to interview Mona Akiki, who is the Chief…

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9 ways to maintain employee engagement during lockdown

9 ways to maintain employee engagement during lockdown

By | Employee Engagement, Leadership

It’s no hidden secret that employee engagement is a major contributing factor towards building a successful business. Yet, driving employee engagement doesn’t come at the click of your fingers. In fact, only 15% of employees worldwide are considered to be fully engaged in their job role. As far as buzzwords go, employee engagement will always be on the HR community’s tongue with initiatives proving to make employees more productive, customer-focused, loyal and better yet, companies with highly engaged workforces are 21% more profitable. This is shown within our own findings, ‘HR in 2021: trends, challenges and priorities’, with 63% of…

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virtual team building ideas

Virtual team-building ideas – 30 people share what they are doing

By | COVID-19, Mental Health, Technology

As we approach the year mark since remote working took charge, by now, we’ve all got our own set working routine, with some of us looking like Quasimodo, hunched over the dining table. At the same time, our calendars continue to be flooded with yet more Zoom calls, which begs the question, how tedious can remote working be? This is why Natural HR decided to ask LinkedIn users what they are currently doing to engage remote workers through virtual team-building. Whether that is Zoom quizzes, a set time for a tea and a chat, or setting up a company multiplayer…

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16 remote work experts share their top tips for working from home

By | COVID-19, Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources

Nearly 15 million of us continue to work from home in the UK as the country weathers the storm that is COVID-19. After almost a year of remote work, it is likely that this is still a very novel way of working for some employees. Whether by default or design, flexible working was not as commonplace in a pre-COVID world as it is in 2021 and adapting to this new normal can take time. The surge in flexible working has led many organisations to reconsider their flexible working policies entirely. The likes of Shopify, Salesforce and Slack have all implemented…

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021: My Journey

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: My Journey

By | Apprenticeship, Natural HR

In 2017, 814,800 bright young minds started their journey into the working world by participating in an apprenticeship. Each individual person will undoubtedly have their own unique story to tell, and seeing as it is National Apprenticeship week, what better time to relive my own highlight reel? Hello everyone! I’m Reece, now Marketing Executive here at Natural HR. Without question, my apprentice roots have not only provided the perfect platform to ignite my career, but have shaped me into the person I am today. While the journey was turbulent at times, you won’t find a greater advocate for the apprenticeship…

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