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Different generations – 6 tactics to attract, engage and retain millenials

Millennials are very desirable employees and you can’t afford to ignore them.  They are educated, tech savvy, multi-taskers, who are open to change.  They will shape future business the way they ...

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Diversity in the workplace… it starts earlier than you think

In our first blog for diversity month Alice Streatfeild, Associate Director at ORC International, explains why we all need to take a bit of responsibility for diversity. Can you remember ...

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19th Annual Employee Engagement Conference!

The countdown begins! We’ve got our agenda for the next annual employee engagement conference confirmed. Super excited with the global breadth and industry knowledge on show here from our speakers, ...

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Different generations – 6 tactics to attract, engage and retain millenials

Millennials are very desirable employees and you can’t afford to ignore them.  They are educated, tech savvy, multi-taskers, who are open to change.  They will shape future business the way they already shape the consumer world. You need them, you will benefit from them but if you try to force them into your traditional work environment, […]

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Hire character, train skill

Continuing our focus on diversity this month, Anna Willatt, Account Manager at ORC International explains why ‘character’ is such an important recruitment criterion.   It’s funny how the word ‘character’ often appears in a negative or peculiar light. You only have to sit through a few commercials on some of the cable channels to learn […]

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Diversity in the workplace… it starts earlier than you think

In our first blog for diversity month Alice Streatfeild, Associate Director at ORC International, explains why we all need to take a bit of responsibility for diversity. Can you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Personally I remember being convinced I would be a potter. No, not Harry Potter, but a […]

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Building employee engagement internationally – top tip 5

Over the past month we have brought you some top tips on engaging employees within international organisations.  This is our final tip of the series.  We hope you have found them interesting and useful.  We’d love to hear if you are implementing any, or have other tips for engaging employees within global businesses. Tip 5: Enable a knowledge […]

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What’s the secret to being an engaging manager?

This month saw the kick-off of two highly anticipated events-the World Cup and ORC International’s 19th Annual Employee Engagement conference! As the best players and teams in the world gathered in Brazil, we were joined by some of the best managers in a lively panel discussion to find out what the secret is to being […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 4

This week our top tip focuses on the importance of leadership. Tip 4: Get leaders behind the movement Our Global Perspectives survey identified the key drivers of employee engagement across 20 countries. We found that strong and inspirational leadership is identified as a fundamental driver of staff engagement across almost all of those countries.  The consistency of […]

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Highlights from the 19th Annual Employee Engagement Conference

We had a great time last week at the 19th annual Employee Engagement Conference and a straw poll of ORC attendees produced some initial highlights – do you agree? Have we missed your favourites? Several speakers stressed the importance of CSR – especially to younger generations – and the imaginative way organisations are addressing this. […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 3

Several of the papers at our conference last week spoke of people strategies being both global and ‘glocal’.  This week’s top tip picks up this theme, acknowledging the importance of adapting global messages so they resonate in local cultures. Tip 3: Utilise local knowledge As with domestic engagement strategies, the idea of local ownership is an essential […]

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How a ‘thank-you’ goes a long way…. 8 points to get you recognised!

Our recent global perspectives survey identified that feeling valued is one of the key drivers of engagement. Recognising employer efforts and achievements is fundamental to making people feel valued, which will in turn drive them to perform at their best and invest discretionary effort for the benefit of the organisation. Last month ORC’s Retail Networking […]

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Building employee engagement internationally – top tip 2

Following on from last week’s post, here is our next tip for engaging employees in international organisations… Tip 2: Build a global network The creation of a ‘global engagement network’ is often a fundamental difference between local and international engagement programmes. They come in many guises – ‘Enablers,’ ‘Facilitators,’ ‘Champions’ – but they all have […]

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