Have a scroll through blogs from our experts and discover some fresh thinking to help you improve the world of work. You’ll also find a sprinkle of Trickle in the news. Enjoy!

7th September 2023

Why Employers Should Take Whistleblowing Seriously: Building a Transparent Work Culture

If you’re an employer, or maybe an HR exec, and you’re wondering, “Do I really need an anonymous whistleblowing policy?” The short answer? Absolutely! While it’s not a legal requirement in the UK, having a solid whistleblowing policy is a sign of a healthy work environment. Here’s why:   1. Your Employees Are Your Eyes […]

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21st August 2023

What is HR’s Role in Organisational Change?

Originally posted 29th March 2022, adapted 21st August 2023. Organisational change can have a massive impact on a company and its people. However, figures suggest that nearly 70% of all organisational change initiatives fail in the UK. Why? Leaders often flounder in an alphabet soup of change methods, distracted by conflicting advice and financial targets. Keeping […]

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4th August 2023

Meet the Team: Andy Miller

Up next in our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we have Andy Miller, Non-Executive Director. Tell us about your role at Trickle? I am Trickle’s chair, working for the company on a non-exec, part-time basis. I got to know Paul (Trickle’s CEO) when I worked for Capita, which bought Paul’s company at the time, Sigma Seven. […]

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13th July 2023

Tips for Maintaining Culture Through Change

Originally posted – 14th September 2021, adapted 13th July 2023. A company’s culture is vital to its success, provided it is a healthy culture that fosters inclusiveness, productivity and empathy, among other things. 93% of CEOs say that it’s important that their organisation has a strong corporate purpose that’s reflected in its values, behaviours and […]

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10th July 2023

Employee burnout is an organisational issue

Our CEO Paul Reid discusses why it’s likely to be fundamental organisational issues, not a lack of individual resilience, that’s causing your employees to burn out. Burnout is on the rise – in fact, Glassdoor cited that it increased by 48% between Summer 2021 and 2022 alone. And its effects can be devastating, not just […]

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27th June 2023

Meet the Team: Paul Reid

Next up in our ‘Meet the Team’ series is Paul Reid, Founder and CEO. What inspired you to start Trickle? When at my last business, where I was also the founder and CEO, I came across a blog on criminology called the ‘broken windows theory’. It was a study in America that transformed policing right […]

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22nd June 2023

Guest blog: We must help more minority ethnic women get happily back to work

Joy Lewis, CEO from one of our partners, AAI Employability shares her thoughts on how employers can help more minority ethnic women get happily back to work. Britain is in desperate need of talented staff – yet many from one of the most resourceful and capable groups of people in the country continue to be […]

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5th June 2023

How to Leverage Employee Voice

Did you know that 74% of people feel more engaged at work when they feel their voice is heard? Employees know what they need best to succeed, so by simply listening to their people, leaders can provide proactive support. This could be, for example, influencing processes, enhancing resources or making small changes to improve efficiency. […]

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26th May 2023

Meet the Team: Mandy Kerley

Next up in our ‘Meet the Team’ series is Mandy Kerley, Chief Operating Officer. Tell us about your role at Trickle? I am Trickle’s Chief Operating Officer, which involves overseeing the everyday running of the business and working closely with the team leads to deliver strategy and goals, and support their people. I wasn’t always […]

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12th May 2023

Meet the Team: Cassie Pryde

Next up in our ‘Meet the Team’ series is Cassie Pryde, Senior Customer Wellbeing Manager. Tell us about your role at Trickle? I’m passionate about helping and supporting people, and wanted to move into a tech role with the same ethos, which is why I joined Trickle over two and a half years ago. As […]

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9th May 2023

5 ways anonymous feedback can improve the workplace

As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved, however sometimes people can be hesitant or even resistant to talk about what’s affecting them at work. 74% of employees say they’d be more willing to give feedback if communication channels were genuinely anonymous. Anonymity is powerful because it can increase psychological safety in […]

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27th April 2023

6 methods for boosting employee engagement

Employee engagement can be challenging – some people love to engage from the offset whilst others don’t want to get involved immediately or at all. In this article, uncover our six actionable methods for boosting employee engagement within your organisation.   What is employee engagement and participation? These terms have become interchangeable in recent years […]

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26th April 2023

Meet the Team: Victoria Mackie

Continuing our ‘Meet the Team’ series, today we introduce Victoria Mackie, Senior Customer Wellbeing Manager. Tell us about your role at Trickle? I am one of the team leads within the Customer Wellbeing team here at Trickle. When I joined in 2020 the team was relatively new, it was a really exciting time getting to […]

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21st April 2023

Companies shouldn’t just focus on ESG because they HAVE to – it must be authentic

Much has been written about Environmental, Social and Governance – known as ESG for short – but at Trickle, we believe this goes beyond profit margins and financial performance. It’s about contributing to the greater good of society as a whole. ESG is a set of criteria guiding a business’s behaviour. It covers everything from […]

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7th April 2023

Talking about mental health at work

Talking about mental health can be challenging for some at the best of times, and it can be even harder discussing it at work. Often people aren’t comfortable opening up or don’t know what to say if someone approaches them, which can make people feel compelled to compartmentalise their worries.  Research from The Economist has […]

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5th April 2023

Meet the Team: Rachel Davies

Discover the amazing people behind Trickle! First up, meet Rachel Davies, our Marketing Manager. Tell us about your role at Trickle? I joined Trickle in August 2022 because I loved the Trickle product and the impact it could have on so many organisations and their people. My role is incredibly diverse, like a marketing Swiss […]

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20th March 2023

Why employee happiness is good for business

Today is the UN International Day of Happiness, with the theme: ‘Be Mindful. Be Grateful. Be Kind’. What better day to talk about the benefits of happiness at work! After all, having a happy workforce can have a powerful and positive effect on the overall direction and performance of an organisation.  In this article, we’ll […]

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15th March 2023

Getting rid of ‘the fear factor’ at work has never been more important

Amanda Kerley, our Chief Operating Officer recently shared her thoughts on psychological safety with The Herald. The expression “psychological safety” isn’t something everyone’s talking about, yet – but HR professionals are increasingly in tune with it, and it’s starting to filter into everyday thinking this winter as we contend with what can often feel like […]

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13th February 2023

Showing kindness in the workplace

This week marks the start of Random Acts of Kindness Week, with Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17th February.  The importance of showing kindness in the workplace can often be forgotten, especially in times of increased pressure and workloads.  Yet the power of kindness should not be underestimated; it can improve our mental and […]

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2nd February 2023

Time to Talk: Talking About Mental Health at Work

Today is Time to Talk Day, there is no better day of the year to start a conversation about mental health at work. Just as we look after our bodies, it’s also important we look after our minds. One in four of us experience mental health issues each year — so it’s vital that organisations […]

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31st January 2023

HR trends to watch in 2023

As we look ahead to 2023, newly appointed COO Amanda Kerley shares her thoughts on HR trends to watch in 2023. 2022 was a year of change, and I believe this will continue to be a key theme this year. There is no one size fits all approach to engaging staff, but here are my […]

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17th January 2023

Look after your introverts as you return to the office

Working during a pandemic was tough for everyone, but if there was one silver lining to be found, it was probably amongst the office introverts, who were suddenly handed an unexpected opportunity to shine. Many of the triggers that tend to stress introverts – like trying to focus in a noisy workspace, attempting to be […]

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22nd November 2022

Game-changing partnership for us!

We are very excited to let you know that we have agreed on a game-changing partnership with one of the world’s biggest IT and business consulting services firms, CGI. CGI will work closely with Trickle to offer our employee engagement platform to its customers. This will give healthcare organisations richer insight into what matters most […]

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8th November 2022

When managing workplace stress, early intervention is key

This week is International Stress Awareness Week – a global event that started in 2018, focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma too long associated with stress and mental health issues. But as our CEO Paul Reid explains, there are many ways of successfully managing stress in the workplace before it ever becomes too […]

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10th October 2022

Make Mental Health and Wellbeing for All a Global Priority

On World Mental Health Day 2022, Paul Reid, our CEO, offers some insight on what organisations can do to encourage better mental health and wellbeing at work. This year’s World Mental Health Day theme is “make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”. For me, one of the few positive legacies of the […]

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6th October 2022

How to Build a Strong Culture With a Remote Team

If your organisation is keen to build a strong workplace culture across its remote team, our latest article explains what elements should be a key focus to get started. It can be argued that the pandemic has accelerated the rate at which people work remotely. Working from home went from something reserved for those in […]

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30th September 2022

How to Have Difficult Conversations at Work

If you want to improve your workplace culture so that having difficult conversations at work is a healthier process for your organisation, then our latest article will offer some expert guidance for you. As part of the HR team within your business, you’re one of the main people your employees will turn to when they […]

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24th September 2022

Talent Procurement for the Younger Generation — How to Attract Gen Z

Talent procurement for the younger generation and how to attract the next generation, “Gen Z”, is the topic of discussion in our latest article. It’s an exciting time to be in the people profession with such multigenerational workforces, from traditionalists and baby boomers to Generation X and millennials. Those aged 25 and above make up […]

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15th September 2022

How Trickle Can Help Organisations Manage Change and Uncertainty

Change is constant. But workplace culture has shifted dramatically in the last few years with the likes of: COVID-19, which brought with it workplace uncertainty, social isolation, and health and economic concerns. Returning to the office and negotiating hybrid working, caused additional employee stress and anxiety, as health worries continued and old routines challenged the new […]

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