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Returning to work post COVID-19: What you need to consider

A return to regular work is imminent for many employees across the world, as restrictions in place as part of the post COVID-19 response are reviewed. It’s a welcome move for many businesses, however, a reintroduction to office life can be dangerous if mishandled. Despite this warning, only 10% of executives surveyed recently have done “extensive” …

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Five best practices for employee recognition programmes

Employee recognition is the appreciation for an employee’s input. It provides a number of business, social, and wellness advantages to teams. Research has shown our need to be appreciated. This has spurred employee recognition programmes around the world. Employee Recognition Programmes have been shown to: Increase motivation: 40% of people would put more effort into …

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How to be a good listener

How to be a good listener. ‘Talk To Us’, the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign to encourage us to become better listeners. Why should I listen more? Saying less and hearing more has huge benefits that most people miss. The most important benefit being that the person who’s doing the talking will feel understood and cared …

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Listening to employees: Five reasons why it is essential

‘Talk To Us’, is the Samaritans annual awareness-raising campaign to encourage us to become better listeners. So this month at OptiMe we have been discussing the importance of listening to employees. Why should employers be listening to employees more? Listening to employees might seem like common sense, but a recent poll showed that 64% of …

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