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More than just a wage: How do employees become emotionally engaged?

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It’s time for a question you may struggle to answer. Ready? When you enter the workplace every day, do you ever stop to ask yourself why? Why do you get out of bed at the same time every morning, make yourself look presentable and head to the office? Is it just to ensure you’re paid at the end of the month, or does it go deeper than that? In reality, very few of us ever ask ourselves that question. Life is just too busy, and the idea of someone looking bleary-eyed into a mirror each morning to question the meaning…

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Killer signs you’re approaching burnout and how to cut it off at source

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In 2015, the number of people working excessive hours in the UK was thought to be over 3.4 million. That’s just over 10% of the UK’s total workforce – a staggering statistic. According to the research conducted by the national trade union, this colossal figure represented a 15% increase since 2010, proving that the world is gradually demanding more from its workers. Work is only part of life, but without work, there is no income, and in a world that is more hectic and attention-sapping than ever (thanks to ever-present digital connectivity and (social media) our jobs are becoming increasingly…

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What does HR Tech have to do with organisational culture?

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In July 2016, the CIPD released their research report entitled: “A duty of Care? Evidence of the importance of organisational culture to effective governance and leadership”. The report highlights the fact that Culture is essential for an organisation to be successful but recognises that shaping Culture is a timely complex process. The report calls for business leaders and board members to take more responsibility for sculpting organisational culture, as well as addressing cultural issues should they arise. Furthermore, the report provides recommendations on how boards can understand, measure and develop organisational culture, but what is culture anyway? What is culture? “The way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular…

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