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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 two weeks. 

10. Five ideas to get your employee recognition programme name right

It continues to be one of the trickiest parts of launching an employee recognition programme: Getting the name right. In this blog, Advisor and reward and recognition guru Debra Corey explores her tried-and-true tips to choosing a name that has staying power to launch your programme in a truly memorable way. 

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, Robert 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 your employee reward and recognition programme, 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 manager-led recognition improves employee retention and engagement

To truly improve employee retention in an organisation, your people need to feel valued, connected to your purpose, mission and values, and feel like their work is being recognised. One of the biggest pieces to improving employee engagement and retention is empowering managers to recognise your people.


5. What is employee disengagement actually costing you?

Gallup’s most recent State of the Global Workforce found 71% of Western European employees are disengaged at work, which means nearly 3 out of every 5 of your people do only what is absolutely necessary to get through the day, and no more. As many as 19% or nearly 1 in 5 employees are actively disengaged, which means not only are they doing the bare minimum, they’re also actively trying to undermine any effort you’re making to improve their experience at work. Learn why investing in employee engagement is a no-brainer for forward-thinking leaders because they know it will have a tangible, ongoing impact on their people’s and business’ success.

4. Six millennial motivators that will impact your reward and recognition strategy

By understanding what motivates millennials and adapting our employee engagement strategies – and our reward and recognition programmes in particular – to align and support these motivators, we have an opportunity to attract and retain exceptional talent. Take a look at the six top motivators for this often-talked about (and perhaps misunderstood?) generation.


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. Our Director of Client Services, 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, practising 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 one more, because this blog talking about how to reduce financial stress for your employees just came in at #11. 

And of course, don't forget our recommended 2019 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! 

Chloe Thompson

Chloe is the Head of Global Content Strategy and Thought Leadership at Reward Gateway. She has a strong penchant for great food, better wine (especially if it sits alongside a cheese plate) and dancing around her kitchen to musical theatre tunes.

Head of Global Content Strategy and Thought Leadership

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