New job titles: creative or cringeworthy?

Whether it’s to spice up a boring job or express personality and skill, job titles are changing

How wellbeing helps the bottom line as well as the workforce

Employees of South Liverpool Homes playing table football

Employers that have assessed the financial returns of wellbeing initiatives like what they see

10 quirky employee benefits that have been effective

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A kind word can motivate staff more than cold cash. But what else can fire them up? Here are ten unusual benefits proven to work

Getting engagement right to motivate staff

An effective engagement strategy can increase productivity and deliver a healthier bottom line, as well as attract and retain high-performing staff

Tech to tell you if staff are happy

Clever use of technology can monitor staff morale and improve their performance

Benefits are more than a pay rise

What works better? Pay rises or more intangible, creative perks? A study by Ixaris of 4,800 employees in the UK, United States, France, Canada and Germany found 70 per cent said they regarded cash bonuses as the same as salary, suggesting there is no additional value. So it is worth researching non-cash alternatives, which can excite, engage and motivate employees, writes Charles Orton-Jones