5 ways an employee engagement specialist practises what it preaches

shutterstock_184868945Imagine if Richard Branson was afraid to fly.

If Jamie Oliver binged on junk food weekly.

If the Pope wasn’t Catholic.

Not only would these be sensational headlines, they’d impact my perception of the associated brands. And not for the better.

It stands to reason that we expect organisations and brands to practise what they preach.

At Accumulate we’re in the business of driving employee engagement and loyalty. We live and breathe the expertise we sell, because we understand its value and importance – and the cost of ignoring it.

So what does employee engagement and loyalty engagement look like, Accumulate style? [Read more…]

Could these employee benefits signal the beginning of a workplace revolution?

shutterstock_199089575Traditionalists beware. A number of leaders in employee engagement are rewriting the rule book. And if the latest innovations catch on, work-life balance as we know it could become almost unrecognisable.

Flexible working hours – we’ve heard it all before.

Or have we?

All Roles Flex. These three simple words have started to appear in the HR Manuals of innovative businesses competing hard for top talent. And their impact could be positively life-changing.

Imagine being empowered to dictate your own work hours. To design your work week around your personal commitments. To schedule your time so it delivers your desired work-life balance. And all without having to grovel to your manager, or jeopardise future career opportunities.

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This is why your employee benefits must have mass appeal

Employee Benefits mass appeal“And do you have any questions for us?”

This is a sentence that all HR professionals know well. They utter it at the end of every interview and wait for the candidate to reply by asking in varying degrees of directness:

“What’s in it for me?”

You want this candidate. They have interviewed fantastically and would be perfect for the job.

Now it’s time to reel off that list of employee benefits your company offers, and wow them to smithereens. After all, you know that the benefits you’re hiding up your sleeve could be the deciding factor to this candidate accepting your offer.

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Employee benefits – Have you got the right strategy?

Employee Benefits strategyIn Australia, there is still a considerable gap between organisations that do employee benefits effectively and those that offer their employees little beyond salary and superannuation.

Today, creating a benefits policy and proposition for your employees is relatively easy with a bit of time and forward thinking. While many organisations still make some big ticket and creative benefits available, it has been proven many times that benefits don’t have to be complicated or expensive to be unique, or resonate with your employees.

Despite the potential simplicity in setting up a program, organisations can often be daunted about the resource and investment required in going down this path to enhance their employee value proposition.

This isn’t the case, which is great news all round.

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Are you offering this year’s 5 hottest employee benefits?

shutterstock_140105446Although your sunglasses tan may not have faded and you’re still finding pine needles from your Christmas tree all over the house, 2015 is here and most of us are back to work.

Now more than ever it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your employee benefits plan to ensure it remains competitive, innovative and current for your people this year.

Here are our predictions for the top 5 hottest employee benefits for 2015 that you shouldn’t look past:

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