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How to Make Employees Want to Stay

The real cost of replacing an employee can be enormous in terms of recruitment, onboarding a new hire, training, lost productivity, lost engagement, lost on-the-job knowledge, lost relationships and potential customer dissatisfaction. That’s why it makes sense to do whatever possible to retain your employees, according to Mike Turner, Managing Director of You Become. In […]

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How corporate culture impacts your bottom line, and how to measure it

Contrary to popular thinking, corporate culture is not an ‘airy fairy’ concept, but a business issue that has a direct bearing on your organisation’s bottom line. Mike Turner, the Managing Director of You Become, says developing a strong corporate culture should be treated like any other key business objective. Your corporate culture, which includes elements […]

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6 Tips for Managing Remote Teams More Effectively

Information technology has allowed more and more people to work away from their offices but despite the advantages it offers, many employers finding managing their remote teams a huge challenge.Remote working is when employees undertake some or all their duties of their employment away from the office, whether that’s at home, on the road or […]

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Why FDs Miss the Point of Employee Engagement Surveys

It’s time FDs began to appreciate the ROI of employee engagement surveys, says Mike Turner, the Managing Director of You Become.  Engagement surveys are leading indicators of financial success.Employee engagement is important because it drives the behaviour of employees, and that in turn drives organisational results. Numerous studies have shown the correlation between financial success […]

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The Sad State of Employee Engagement

The percentage of adults who work full time for an employer and are engaged at work – that is they are highly involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace – is about 10% across western Europe. That’s according to research by Gallup.[1] “Though engagement levels vary considerably by country and region, in no country […]

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Find out how many of your staff intend to leave in the next 12 months!

Employees who are secretly planning to resign unwittingly display signs that reveal their intention. So says Tim Gardner, a Utah State University associate professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. He identified 10 behavioural changes that occur in a disengaged employee. The changes usually emerge about one to two months before the worker officially […]

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Employee Surveys: Why do MDs and CEOs Hate Them?

Employee engagement surveys are often hated by CEOs and MDs, who sometimes think they already can guess the conclusions.  But they can be used to boost team productivity. So says Mike Turner, the Managing Director of You Become, a leader in employee engagement, organisational culture. “There’s a tendency to view them as little more than a box-ticking […]

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