Three high-risk engagement strategies

Engagement initiatives too often try to encapsulate ever-changing trends that promise the earth, as companies boast about progressive ways of working for public relations purposes or “about us” pages. But what happens when the idea doesn’t quite live up to reality? Here are some revealing case studies

Why offer progressive leave policies?

Six months’ parental, even pawternity, leave and regular unpaid time off may sound like drastic ways of retaining employees, but businesses that have taken the risk are reaping the rewards

Diversity at work: what I learnt as a white, male MD

Raconteur team - new focus on improving diversity in the worlplace

I’m a 33 year old, white, male, Managing Director in the media industry. And I have been looking at diversity and inclusion in the workplace from the wrong angle

Why employers need to tackle the wellness crisis

Caring for workplace wellness is more important than some leaders think, and so is the indirect impact it can have on the bottom line

Favouritism at work: what leaders must watch out for

One of the biggest problems with favouritism in the workplace is that managers are often unaware it exists. So how do business leaders tread the fine line between meritocracy and prioritising their favoured employees?

How to truly get the most from your employees

Trade-off between what workers want and what’s good for the business is becoming a trickier balancing act for leaders

How to get employee recognition right

Employee recognition is the secret ingredient to successful engagement, but it is difficult to master

Why you should hire from within

The possibility of promotion is a huge incentive for employees, but how do you become a company with an internal conveyor belt of talent?