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Exploring the intricacies of the employee experience

The employee experience ‘ExChange’ conference is on the 24th of May 2018, in London. MARGINALIA speaks with Grace Burton, Research Lead at Benefex, to get a sneak peek of the event. Burton discusses the latest employee experience trends, highlights the link between technology and engagement, discusses the role of AI inside the workplace, and the need to focus on people and behaviours. She also shares how one company radically transformed their approach to employee relations.

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Entrepreneurship lessons from the care industry

How do you build a successful business in the 21st century? How do you become a thriving entrepreneur? What are the challenges and lessons learned along the journey? MARGINALIA speaks with Mark Matlock, founder of the care / nursing home comparison website, We Compare Any Care. In this interview, Matlock shares key lessons on running a technology company and offers advice to entrepreneurs who believe they have the next big idea.

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The critical role of technology and education in employee wellbeing

Do your employee survey and ‘pulse’ survey results make you concerned about engagement levels? If you get the sense that people are tired and emotionally depleted, it’s time to make a change. Your organisation needs to demonstrate that it cares, that leadership cares about employees. By investing in staff wellbeing, an organisation concretely illustrates that staff are a priority. Investing in staff is a direct investment in the business, and so it’s a win-win scenario. MARGINALIA speaks with Simon Andrew, Insight & Engagement Director at Benefex, to explore the employee and productivity ramifications that surround wellbeing at work.

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Crafting exceptional employee experiences through psychology and social recognition

To misquote John Culkin, we shape our tech and thereafter tech shapes us. Organisations need us – people – and technology to work harmoniously, but our tools are not always in tune with our ways of working. Behavioural psychology can provide insights around how people like to work, and how the technology can then be used effectively. Such behavioural insights have influenced the design of Benefex’s new social recognition app. MARGINALIA speaks with Grace Burton, Research Lead at Benefex, to explore her fascinating psychology investigations, and the link to creating great workplace experiences.

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Digital transformation – every day is a school day

As new technologies rapidly enter the business world, the demand for digital leadership and digital talent grows exponentially. But what does it take to thrive in the digital economy? What’s required of companies, their leaders and employees, to successfully drive transformation and create a prosperous future? MARGINALIA spoke with Tim Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Digital Leadership Associates and author of the best selling book ‘Social Selling – Techniques to Influence Buyers and Changemakers’ to find some answers.

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The four defining pillars of the successful 21st century organisation

To complement our increasingly technology-reliant workplaces, surely successful 21st century organisations must focus on people and meaningful work. James Murphy, founder of Engage International and The Lotus Awards, finds that successful companies work within four pillars, either naturally or by design. The four pillars directly support success and high performance across the workforce, and Murphy considers them to be essential. Read about the four pillars and the applicability of the ‘COLOURS’ model.

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Achieving global business growth and engagement

The key to growth and employee engagement in a global context is to be deliberate. Figuring out the rate-limiting steps in your strategic approaches, and then making every possible effort to reduce friction and increase the momentum toward your goals. MARGINALIA speaks with Adam Mason, Consultancy Director at Benefex, who guides readers through the company’s strategic approach to global engagement.

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Intrapreneurs prosper within progressive organisations

Creating a culture that celebrates innovators is vital to the future of business. Organisations should invest in employees’ ideas and reward those who help move everyone forward. MARGINALIA spoke with Professor Véronique Bouchard of emlyon business school, author of ‘Corporate Entrepreneurship’. Bouchard describes how progressive organisations encourage intrapreneurship, and how best to cultivate innovation.

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Creating a more sustainable future

Why is sustainability critical to the future of work? How can employers and employees evolve practices and better themselves while also making a positive impact on society? Learn more from Engage International’s CEO and founder, James Murphy who shares insights into the topic. In this interview, he also tells MARGINALIA the vision of CISP – The Culture, Innovation and Sustainability Project.

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Building the employee experience with technology, ‘loops’, and trust

How do organisations design great employee experiences, to drive higher engagement? Learn more from Benefex’s CEO and founder, Matt Macri-Waller. In this interview, he tells MARGINALIA the mission of the OneHub platform, explains the company’s methodology around using ‘loops’, and shares his views on the use of emerging technology to make personalised recommendations at work.

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How to bridge the engagement gap through strategy and technology

The mobile employee engagement platform, StaffConnect, has launched a new e-book, ‘Can Technology Solve the Employee Engagement Crisis?’, which explores the drivers and factors that contribute to engagement in the modern enterprise. MARGINALIA spoke with VP of Marketing, Geraldine Osman, to discuss how organisations can bridge the engagement gap through the right use of strategy and technology.

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The Lotus Awards – a new way of celebrating company cultures

The Lotus Awards are a revolutionary way to recognise companies with great cultures. There are no categories, no entry requirements, and it’s free to enter. In this interview, James Murphy describes why he created the awards, what sets them apart, and he shares his views on fostering a collaborative culture. MARGINALIA readers are, of course, encouraged to enter their company by the end of March.

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