Employee engagement advice from our experts, clients and HR friends

Blog Category: Employee Engagement

Engaging our own employees and those of our clients is at the heart of everything we do at Reward Gateway. We believe that happier, engaged employees make better decisions, work harder for their customers, and innovate more for their organisation. We see this every day in our own people.
We want to see a world where happier, more engaged employees make stronger, more resilient businesses and organizations. We love helping HR and Benefits managers build that world.
Employee engagement is about more than reward & benefits. We believe companies need people who are clear about where they are going, see great management and leadership on a daily basis, understand the connection between their role and the organization’s mission AND feel rewarded for their work. Stay up to date with our vision for employee engagement by subscribing to our blog.

Blog Category: Employee Benefits

We help employers around the world to connect with their staff using great employee benefits, reward systems and communications. It’s never been more important to provide employee benefits programs that work and engage their staff on a human level.
As a business owner, HR or Benefits manager, you want to be confident that you are providing the best employee benefits, so that the engagement within your company is the best it can possibly be.
Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with the latest in employee benefits strategy.

Blog Category: Wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is a hot topic in HR and Benefits at the moment. At Reward Gateway we’re really interested in seeing how company wellness initiatives evolve over the coming years, and what the concept of employee wellness means to different organizations. We believe that employee wellbeing is not just being physically healthy, but happy and financially stable too. Our bold new vision for corporate wellbeing includes the evolution of technology with an ever more health-conscious world. Subscribe to our blog to keep up to date with employee wellness trends and how we're supporting wellbeing initiatives.

Blog Category: Open & Honest Communication

Employee engagement doesn’t happen on it’s own. At Reward Gateway, we understand that you only get great uptake to the employee benefits you offer if you communicate in the right way to your employees. With more than 1,000 global clients, Reward Gateway has more experience than anyone else in getting the message out to different workforce demographics, whatever your industry, employee split or company size. Subscribe to our blog to learn how to master your communications strategy.

Blog Category: Purpose, Meaning and Values

At Reward Gateway, we understand that having strong culture and values has a huge impact on driving successful businesses, and it’s something we’re very passionate about. Our own culture and values are the foundation of everything we do because we realize that it’s only when your employees are bought in that you can have a truly engaged workforce.
Culture can mean a lot of different things to different companies, and we’re really interested in what it means to you. The growing trend in flexible working, creative perks and rising trust in employees as human beings, all point to an exciting future in which the working world looks nothing like the old. Stay up to date with the debate on employee culture and subscribe to our blog.

Blog Category: Leadership & Management

Here at Reward Gateway we know that leadership has nothing to do with titles and fame, nothing to do with personal attributes and ego stroking, nothing to do with hierarchy and applause. We believe that leadership is doing more, learning more, and aiming high. It’s about problem-solving, and getting more out of our people so that they believe in themselves and achieve their goals.
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Blog Category: Company News

News and announcements from Reward Gateway – The Employee Engagement People. Read what’s new in our company, latest products and happenings.

How to engage employees on sabbatical or long-term leave

by Sarah Akanbi on August 23, 2016

I recently returned from a year off having had our first baby, Theo, in July last year. Speaking to friends and family who have been in a similar situation, I started to realise that Reward Gateway did a really great job of keeping me engaged throughout the whole experience.

By doing this, as an organisation they welcomed back an excited and keen employee to the workforce, something I’m sure you’ll agree is incredibly valuable.

By talking with others, I also realised that what I experienced wasn’t the norm.

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Topics: Engagement

How to create balance in your full (benefits) plate

by Debra Corey on August 22, 2016

You may know by now that forgoing that chocolatey donut for a mixed berries dessert is a healthier choice - but other decisions aren’t as simple. Think about it: How many servings of fruit and vegetables should you eat a day to achieve a healthy, balanced diet? Is it five, which is the number used in some countries, or is it seven, or is it 10, which is the number recommended in France?

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Topics: Employee Benefits

How to make your HR communications campaign last beyond Day One

by Lisa Turnbull on August 16, 2016

So this is it. The day is here! You’ve just launched an incredible new benefit, an innovative reward and recognition programme or transformed your internal communications — and you can’t wait to let everyone know. You’ve crafted the perfect email in advance to let everyone know that something awesome is available to them, you hit send ... and you wait for the enrollment to start.

Next, your hopes soar. There’s a trickle of interest.

And then, silence.

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Topics: Engagement, Open & Honest Communication

One of our sweet success stories of employee engagement

by Chloe Deiulis on August 15, 2016

No matter what stage you’re in on your employee engagement journey, it always helps to hear from those who have succeeded (and maybe even struggled a little) along the way.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Culture

How to ask for a bigger employee engagement budget

by Robert Hicks on August 12, 2016

Every HR practitioner knows that every penny counts – whether for a new benefit, a salary increase or employee engagement tactics.

So, when you’re asking for money – especially for an increased employee engagement budget – you need to be very persuasive, ensuring that your arguments are strong and well-evidenced.
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Topics: Employee Benefits, Open & Honest Communication

How to design workspace for employee engagement

by Chloe Deiulis on August 9, 2016

We recently moved our entire London headquarters, making the new headquarters as “RG” as possible while also taking care to design workspace for employee engagement. While we’re excited to share more of the behind the scenes looks at our new offices, we thought it made sense to start with one of the masterminds behind the new design: our own Creative Director Sevil Rahimova.

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Topics: Culture, Engagement

Why employee discount programmes make a lot of "cents"

by Debra Corey on August 9, 2016

I’ve been putting in place benefit programmes for almost 20 years, doing so in a wide variety of countries and industries, and to achieve a multitude of business and HR objectives. It’s one of the favorite parts of my job, delivering what I call a Win: Win — a win to the business by delivering something which has an ROI (return on investment) and a win to the employees by delivering something they truly value and engage with.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Discounts

How to win an Olympic medal in your communications strategy

by Debra Corey on August 5, 2016

have a problem: I am absolutely addicted to the Olympics! It doesn’t matter the sport or the time of day, I’m glued to the TV watching as much as I possibly can. What drives me to the Olympics is he competitive nature, passion and energy that the athletes put into their performances, and respect what they’ve done to get them to this magical event.  

So with the kickoff today, I thought we'd talk about what we can learn from these athletes, taking tips from how they train and how they compete into the workplace.

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication

How we crafted our new company diversity statement

by Robert Hicks on August 2, 2016

You likely spent hours with your marketing, HR and culture team working out your shiny company mission. And maybe you recently agonized over your office spaces (we can relate). But there’s one important area that you might be missing: The diversity of your workforce.

Think I’m wrong? A 2014 study by Deloitte reported that nearly 75% of companies surveyed felt their company diversity and inclusions efforts were “adequate” or “weak.” And while we pride ourselves on our open and honest communications with our staff, we realised we’d fallen short in revealing the state of diversity.

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Topics: Learning & Development, Leadership & Management, Culture

Segmentation: Targeting your message to reach the right audience

by Debra Corey on August 2, 2016

As an HR professional, you want your message to reach all your employees so they understand and engage with your programs. But if you have a diverse workforce, which most of us have these days, how do we achieve this, how do we engage everyone? One way to do this is through segmentation.  

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Topics: Engagement, Open & Honest Communication