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Every year, it feels as if the Christmas season comes and goes in a flash. Can you believe it’s 2019 already? Before we all dive straight into tackling our New Year’s resolutions, let's look back at the previous year and some of the best things that we discovered in the world of employee engagement.

Looking at which posts drew the most attention and interaction paints a pretty clear picture of the world of employee engagement in the UK: employee recognition and reward is high on the agenda, as well as improving employee wellbeing in different ways.

Need a refresher? Let’s take a look at the top five employee engagement blog posts of 2018:

author-iconMost popular: Our series on low-cost ideas for employee motivation

When it comes to ideas, our blog has no shortage of them. Compiling our top 30 or so ideas of low-cost ways to motivate employees (some of them even free!) turned out to be a big crowd-pleaser. Here are the three from the series, in case you missed it: 

10 low-cost ways to make employee recognition a piece of cake

10 low-cost employee recognition ideas to maximise employees' time

10 low-cost employee reward ideas to say 'thank you' with experiences

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How to shine a light on mental health awareness at your organisation

Taking on mental health at work is no easy task, but this year mental health was high on our London office's agenda to embrace a truly diverse and inclusive environment. See how a team of mental wellbeing champions led the charge of removing the stigma of mental health during our LevelUp programme.

The first 100 days: A five-step plan for tackling a new role in employee engagement

What was Cat's first 100 days as our new Head of Global Engagement and Internal Communications like? Everyone was pretty curious to learn more about her role managing our employee engagement platform, boom! and how she's travelled around the globe to our offices to learn more about how to make (our) world a better place to work. 


Five ideas to get your employee recognition programme name right

It's an older post, but still plenty popular as it seems naming your recognition programme is one of the tallest tasks to getting it to launch! Luckily, Group Reward Director, Debra Corey has a lot of tips and tricks up her sleeve to create names that WOW. 

More than 70% of employees don’t feel motivated. What’s the secret to driving true motivation?

We all want a motivated and engaged workforce, right? Take a look at our latest research, which dives into the top three demotivators in the workplace and useful steps on how you as an employer can combat them. Want a hint? Strategic recognition in the workplace is crucial to moving the needle on employee engagement in your organisation.

Let’s start the new year strong and on the right foot. I hope these blogs help inspire and fuel your own engagement journey – whether you’re looking to improve your engagement score or create a culture of continuous recognition – the options are endless.

Be sure to continue following the blog in the new year, we’ve got lots of new, great posts coming your way. If you ever have any questions at all, or want to get involved on the blog, please reach out to me on LinkedIn! Happy New Year from all of us at Reward Gateway.

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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