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.
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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 organisations. 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 blogto 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 realise that it’s only when your employees are bought in that you can have a truly engaged workforce. Having a strong employee culture that your staff identify with you as a company, and each individual works with you towards a shared goal.
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.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly. – Jim Kohn
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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.

Don't lose your best people: Retention strategies that work

by Sarah Millward on May 24, 2016

In almost all companies, it’s the staff that add value. They can make the difference between profit and loss, and when they leave, you can face issues such as performance disruption, replacement costs (estimated in some surveys to be up to 20 percent of the employee's salary) and the time it takes to find and train someone new. There are steps you can take to increase employee retention and perhaps most importantly; recruit the best people in the first place.

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Topics: Leadership & Management, Culture

How I continually engage nearly 40 percent of our employees on Snapchat

by Catrin Lewis on May 24, 2016

For the past 10 years, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have ruled the roost when it comes to the social media playing field. However, it seems there’s a new kid on the block who’s causing quite a stir and boosting brand engagement in ways we’ve never seen. Facebook has already picked up on the potential of this contender, and it’s reported that it offered $3 billion dollars, an offer which Snapchat refused. 

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Topics: Engagement, Open & Honest Communication

Breaking up is hard to do (especially with your benefits)

by Debra Corey on May 24, 2016

As a Rewards professional there are days when I absolutely love my job, which are most days, and days when let’s just say, I find it challenging. Days I wish I had an invisible shield I could put on to hide me from my employees. I know that sounds horrible, and as HR professional I really shouldn’t say it, but hey, I’m just being honest.

I had one of these days a few weeks ago when we decided as part of a global benefits review that we would be breaking up with a much loved employee benefit. It was a difficult decision, one we thought and debated long and hard on, but at the end felt that if was the right decision for both the employees and the company.  

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Leadership & Management, Open & Honest Communication

Four ways to create a culture of Champions

by Bekkie Wetz on May 17, 2016

Think of your personal inbox. Now think of your work inbox. What conversations are you paying attention to? What conversations do you think your workforce is paying attention?

If you're trying to get a message out - a new technology, open enrollment, legal issues - you're bound to be up against a lot of competition (and clutter). But when the message comes from a Champion, people are more likely to listen up and take action. So what can a Champion do for you? 

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication

Q&A with Chris Gannon: How to fix your broken recruiting process

by Debra Corey on May 17, 2016

 

Chris Gannon joined Reward Gateway in 2015 as the global director of talent attraction. He leads up the recruiting team as we seek to hire the best of the best for our offices. At our latest Engagement Excellence Live event, where we invite HR experts to shed insight on industry trends, he talked about the changes he’s seen in recruiting, commons mistakes companies make and how to strive for transparency, no matter what side of the interview table you’re on.

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Topics: Job Design, Open & Honest Communication

Ten productivity tools our staff can't live without

by Chloe Thompson on May 13, 2016

Struggling to keep your to-do lists organized, your Post-Its color-coded and your calendar up to date? You’re not alone. Every day, it seems a new technology is created to keep us “more organized than ever before!” But what do we use at Reward Gateway? As a global leader in HR technology, our teams have used a myriad of tools to keep productive.

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication, Wellbeing

Is it OK not to be OK in your organization?

by Lucy Tallick on May 10, 2016

Working life is moving faster, placing higher demands on our people and our businesses to keep up.

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication, Wellbeing

Flexible working, work-life balance and work-life integration: Why it's all about trust.

by Tracy Mellor on May 10, 2016

Flexible working means lots of different things to different people, companies and managers.  For some, allowing their people to come in ten minutes later is super flexible - to other companies, ones like ours who work 24/7 365, it’s maybe the other end of the spectrum.  And it’s not just about different companies, it’s also departments, managers and roles.  I think if we all thoroughly understand what ‘could be’ then we will make true flexible working a reality.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Purpose, Meaning and Values, Leadership & Management

How to get the board on board with your HR proposal

by Debra Corey on May 6, 2016

It’s a familiar feeling. You’re standing outside the board room, palms sweating waiting to be called in to present your new HR proposal.  What will they say? How will they react? Is this the end of your career?

Let’s not jump to conclusions just yet about the fate of your career, but it’s easy to think of the negative when faced with this big task. Presenting to a board - and getting board member approval - can be quite tricky. Why? Because your audience is different, the approach is different, and the role you play is different as well. But your outcome is clear: You want the green light to proceed with what you know is going to make a difference to your company and your employees.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Leadership & Management

If You Build it They will Come ... Won't They?

by Lisa Turnbull on May 3, 2016

Sometimes managing internal communications can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Whether big or small, local or global, each organisation has its own intricacies and complex dynamics to navigate. On top of that, we also have many topics that well, we need to talk about. Things like company updates, management shifts, product developments, team events, new starters, leavers and the occasional free lunch in the cafe.

With this neverending list of demands on our time and resources, it’s unsurprising that promoting our employee perks often ends up at the bottom of the pile.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Open & Honest Communication