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.

Four tips to build a better internal communications strategy on a budget

by Lisa Turnbull on June 23, 2016

In an ideal world HR professionals would have a massive budget to communicate new initiatives, launches, and important information to their employees. But let's face it: That's a rarity. 

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication

Why I respond to Glassdoor reviews within 24 hours. (Every. Single. One.)

by Glenn Elliott on June 21, 2016

 

There are many ways to tell that your workforce is engaged. We distribute surveys, we randomly chat with employees that have been here for five years, and ones that have been here for five days. We roll out a new benefits and rewards program and see the initial feedback, or we capture excitement for the coming year on our YouTube channel.

But as the CEO, there was one place I wasn’t paying enough attention to: Our Glassdoor profile.

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Topics: Leadership & Management, Open & Honest Communication

Get inspiration for your benefits program rollout from your top playlist

by Debra Corey on June 21, 2016

A key responsibility for an HR professional is to come up with a plan, or a roadmap, on how best to sequence the rollout and communication of benefit programs. Whether it's for new or existing benefits, sequencing your benefits program rollout is critical to ensure they are seen and/or heard, actioned and ultimately have the required impact.

The way I like to think of this isn’t with a boring spreadsheet or over analyzing a project management tool (though both have their place!).

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Discounts

Eight ways to be a better People professional: Keep the "human" in HR

by Tracy Mellor on June 16, 2016

Let’s start by being bold - I dislike the name “HR.” Human Resources. What does that even mean? At Reward Gateway, we prefer to call our HR professionals “People people.” (and I’m still not sure I like it).

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Topics: Leadership & Management, Engagement

Three telltale signs your employee events are failing

by Robert Hicks on June 14, 2016

Once started, employee engagement is not something that can be left alone. Creating and maintaining an engaged workforce takes careful nurturing, monitoring, refining, and managing. But sometimes you have to admit to yourself that your engagement strategy isn’t, well, engaging.

One of the more visible parts of your engagement plans are the events which you run. These can be around promoting and reinforcing your culture, rolling out that volunteering scheme or even nice events like a supper club.

As with any HR strategy, you’ll need to tweak and refine your tactics to suit your workforce. But there are three telltale signs that can mean your plans are missing the mark.

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Topics: Engagement

Working out: Make it a “must-have” instead of a “nice-to-have” at your job

by Lucy Tallick on June 13, 2016

It sounds so easy. Thirty minutes, five times a week. That’s all you need (sort of) to stay fit. But it rarely ever happens.

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Topics: Wellbeing

Introducing: A new technology product for the UK

by Charlie Lofthouse on June 10, 2016

Today was an exciting day for Reward Gateway - and especially for our UK clients. We launched SmartTech, a quick and easy way for employees to buy the latest in technology. Through the platform, employees can select the latest technology and pay for it via interest-free installments directly from their monthly salary.

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Topics: Company News

Five employee communications mistakes you should avoid

by Lisa Turnbull on June 7, 2016

It can be tricky to get your employees to use your employee benefits platform the first time. You know the product’s good, and once they see it they’ll come back. But getting employees there initially can be a real challenge.

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Topics: Open & Honest Communication

Five steps to calculate the ROI (or is it VOI?) of your HR programs

by Debra Corey on June 7, 2016

In some of our other blog posts, we talk about the importance of arming yourself with data. And as an HR professional, you should always be compiling useful, relevant data to help drive forward your programs. But you should also be using that data to help you create and present an ROI (return on investment) and VOI (value on investment) to your board. Whether it’s for a new benefit, a recognition program, an HRIS system or a communications portal, presenting these can help you get your board on board. They answer the key ‘why’, as in, why spend the money, time and effort on this new HR program?  

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Leadership & Management

Why your parents’ advice won't work at your next interview

by Chris Gannon on June 6, 2016

It’s resonated in my head ever since I went on my first interview. Wear a suit, bring three copies of your resume and never ask about salary! Two out of three of those are sound advice (thanks, Mom), but the third one is one of the most destructive and bad pieces of advice out there. I’ve seen it dished out on major career sites, but let me tell you, not asking about salary is a horrible mistake for a candidate. If you were buying a house, you would ask the price, if you were trying a new restaurant, you’d likely check out the menu. So why do we dance around salary on interviews like school children that have been chastised?

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Topics: Culture, Open & Honest Communication