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It was really tough to only deliver a Top 10 Employee Engagement Blog list because, let's face it, there are a lot of posts that deserve a spotlight but don't make it! If you've tuned into the Reward Gateway blog at all this year, you'll know there are a lot of inspiring leaders in our network who continually share their lessons learnt and give a lot back to the HR community. 

Here are the most popular from 2019, but don't let this list stop you from diving deeper into our content catalogue. If you haven't already, subscribe and get the latest posts in your inbox every 2 weeks. 

10. Five tips to deliver employee feedback

Every single HR leaders who's contributed to the Reward Gateway blog has emphasised the importance of seeking and acting on employee feedback... but the biggest mistake HR leaders make is running a survey and doing nothing with the data! Communicating survey results doesn’t have to be tricky - even if your findings are less favourable than you originally anticipated them to be. Cat shares her tips in this practical post. 

9. Who is responsible for employee engagement? 

The complex nature of engagement, the wide range of data, requirements, delivery and support needed, means that each layer of the business needs input and accountability. Our Group HR Director, Rob Hicks discusses who to mobilise and how, because it's the champions who own employee engagement who will drive and deliver a successful engagement strategy.


8. 21 employee recognition statistics worth memorising

The title pretty much speaks for itself, right? If you need help building your business case for investing in or improving our employee reward and recognition program, then bookmark this post! 



7. A CFO perspective: Aligning people, performance and profit to drive business results

As a CFO, Elli Morii's expertise is first and foremost “the numbers.” What drives profitability for our business? Can we reduce some costs without compromising our growth? What is the optimal resource allocation? In this post, she shares how having engaged employees is key to meeting an organisation’s financial goals, because it impacts the three core pillars that drive profit: retention, performance and customer satisfaction.

6. Why providing a diverse menu of benefits improves engagement for Insight employees

In this HR Heroes post, Marea Phillips, Director of People and Culture APAC, shares Insight’s innovative approach to providing employee benefits to its 7,000 employees, 250 of who are based in Australia. In the interview, she unpacks how her team continues to create a compelling employer brand by offering an innovative suite of diverse, relevant and accessible employee benefits.


5. Four things HR needs to know about the Future of Work in Australia

When it comes to developing an effective employee engagement strategy, who is HR's biggest competitor? According to the experts at Gartner, it's Netflix and Spotify. And it’s not for the reason that you might think. Find out what else we were surprised to learn about the future of work at Gartner's "Reimagine HR" Conference. 

4. Ten Takeaways from the HR Changemakers at Engagement Excellence Live, Sydney

Who doesn't love a good event wrap-up? It's not always possible to make it to a Reward Gateway event, but Gemma did a fabulous job of summarising her key learnings from the HR heroes who graced the stage at Engagement Excellence Live. Sydney earlier this year. With presentations from Spotify, Cuscal, Charles Sturt University and Reward Gateway (not to mention video recordings!) this is a great post to send to your team to kick off 2020.  


3. The impact of the four different styles of recognition on workplace culture

People are all different. Sometimes we find these differences helpful and engaging, and other times we may find them puzzling. Alex explains why it’s so important to understand others’ styles before strategically recognising employees in the workplace,  and how to build that into an effective R&R strategy.

2. Your people are not your greatest asset

You’ve probably heard people say the phrase “your people are your greatest asset,” but at Reward Gateway, we don’t take this phrase at face value, we challenge it. If you want to create an environment that inspires innovation where your people are enabled and can drive cultural change in your organisation, you probably need challenge that idea too! 


1. The CEO Corner: Reaching your people starts with pushing your communication boundaries

At Reward Gateway, practicing open and honest communication is core to how we run our business, and a key part of how we create an environment for employee engagement. But as our CEO, Doug Butler, writes, it's not always easy to do that when your team is not just cubicles but also continents away. He shares how he's unlearned many of his habits to embrace new communication techniques and tools to help him better connect with a dispersed workforce. 

Still hungry for something to read? I'll sneak in another two, because this interview with Chloe Morley just came in at #11, with five things you should know before starting your employee engagement journey.

And of course, don't forget our recommended summer reading list from HR and business leaders – it's got plenty of titles to get you pumped and ready for the new year! 

Happy reading! 

Joy Adan

Joy spearheads RG's research about employee experience and engagement, and as our resident presenter, loves to inspire and challenge people to think critically about how to improve the way we work together. Joy’s passion for creative and inclusive storytelling, combined with experience in change management and corporate communications has allowed her to partner with global organisations to improve connection, culture and community in the world of work for over 15 years.

Senior Thought Leadership Manager

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