Honestly Engagement Blog

Working From Home: What You Need To Take Into Account

The Story So Far Topics such as working from home and flexible work hours are nothing new in the field of HR and People Ops. A short internet research already provided a plethora of articles discussing why the option of working from home is important and generally a good idea especially in regard to employee engagement. This already reflects the popularity of this topic and also shows us that today’s employees are increasingly embracing ideas that are linked to the concept of new work.

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Upskilling your Employees and why it is Important

Employees do not always show engagement from the outset. The employee’s workplace needs to provide a conducive environment for this. With the necessary framework in place, a company can promote this commitment of its employees. On our blog, a wide array of topics relating to employee engagement can be found, e.g. what you should pay attention to if you want to increase your employee retention rate, or how to make friends at work and be more productive.

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Modern Employee Engagement 2019

To explain employee engagement to someone who has never heard of the term, I often like to tell the story of JFK and the janitor: The year is 1961 and John F. Kennedy is on a government visit at NASA headquarters. He goes up to a man in overalls and asks him what his role at NASA is, to which the man, a janitor, answers: “I’m helping put a man on the moon, Mr.

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Technology Enabled Tools and How They Affect Your Team

Since the middle of the 20th century, the world has been developing at a rapid pace. Factors such as various free trade agreements or the invention of the internet have significantly torpedoed the development of globalization. It has however also caused an unfair distribution of wealth, an increase in child labour and contributed significantly to climate change. However one may feel personally about globalization, one thing no one can deny is that at least our technology, and with it the technology enabled tools, have made a giant leap forward within its framework.

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Burnout Syndrome and its Prevention Within Your Team

“The land of burnout is not a place I would like to go back to” – Arianna Huffington Now that burnout syndrome has officially been recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization (WHO), it makes sense to take another look at what exactly defines burnout syndrome and how people can contribute to its prevention. The feeling of increased exhaustion and lack of motivation at work, especially in phases of increased workload, is not unknown to a large part of the working population.

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How To Own Your Company Retreat

”I grew up in a strict household, my dad would lock the door and just throw some blankets out the window everytime I would return home past my curfew.” “And did this improve your time management skills?” “No, but it improved my lockpicking skills.” – Mateo Freudenthal, Honestly Founder, Managing Director, and Professional Lockpicker On July 17th we set off for the Honestly Company Retreat 2019. Due to never having worked in a company with intricate culture, this was the first retreat I ever attended.

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Turning Corporate Purpose into Employee Motivation

“Just as people cannot live without eating, so a business cannot live without profits. But most people don’t live to eat, and neither must businesses live just to make profits.” – John Mackey In the past, work was regarded mainly as a means to an end, an activity with which one made a living. Today it is more than that. A higher standard of living has allowed many people to pursue work they feel intrinsically connected to, thus allowing them to not only pursue their job, but their vocation.

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Benefits of Diversity Management at your Workplace

”Two factors are relevant to us: Hiring people of diverse backgrounds, and providing a work environment in which they can live their talent” – Elke Heitmüller It is now more common to see companies promote an “international work environment” or demand “intercultural awareness” from applicants in their job adverts. This shows that today’s HR professionals and managers are increasingly dealing with this topic and sometimes even regard it as a basic requirement for potential future colleagues.

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Employee Motivation – 22 Ways To Increase It

Today’s workforce is unlike any other before it. Recession and subsequent delays in retirement have led to five generations of workers, all at different stages in their careers and value to your organisation, jostling one another for attention. Keeping employee motivation high is therefore essential for their morale and, in turn, their productivity. Older employees crave stability, while middle generations seek recognition. Younger employees want excitement and growth opportunities and, of course, everyone wants more money.

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