Blog

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!

15th July 2021

How to Leverage Employee Voice

A study by Salesforce revealed that employees who felt like their voices were being heard were 4.6 times more likely to do their best work. This research summarises exactly why employee voice is so important — both for the business and the employees’ wellbeing. Although seemingly minor in the grand scheme of a company’s inner […]

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15th July 2021

What’s the Link Between Empathy and Productivity?

Promoting a work culture centred on empathy is one way to ensure actively-engaged employees and increase overall productivity. This is reflected in the 2016 Empathy Index, which showed that the top ten most empathic companies outperformed the bottom ten by at least 50% in productivity, earnings and growth. Empathic leaders also pave the way for […]

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13th July 2021

Employee Trust is Key to Adaptability and Here’s Why

“The glue that holds all relationships together, including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” – Brian Tracy, author of How the Best Leaders Lead. Trust is everything. Not much would happen without it. Would you get on a train if you didn’t trust that you’d […]

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3rd June 2021

Interview: Sophie Wade On Why We Need More Empathy In The Workplace

Sophie Wade, Founder and CEO of Flexcel Network Sophie is a speaker, author and authority on Future-of-Work issues. She has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world and worked for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. Sophie recently sat down with Trickle to discuss the need for more empathy in the workplace. […]

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1st June 2021

Returning to Work: Tips for Re-engaging Furloughed Employees

As the UK continues to open up and more businesses start to fully reopen, people across the country have started to return to work or have at least started the process of transitioning back to the office.  While many workers are coming back from remote working, others will be returning from being furloughed, as part […]

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13th May 2021

How Empathy Shapes the Future of Work

Empathy matters—appreciating others’ perspectives, tapping into their emotions, and acting  based on that understanding matters. Empathy has long mattered in our personal lives, but got short shrift in our transactional, professional encounters.  Empathy mattered as advanced, interconnected technologies increased the pace of change and complexity in business and we had to draw on interpersonal skills […]

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13th May 2021

How to Build a Workplace Culture that Drives Employee-Led Innovation

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished” – Benjamin Franklin. With lockdown 3.0 easing and businesses across the country starting to reopen, now more than ever, it’s important that organisations recognise and appreciate the importance of fostering employee-led innovation.  In this uncertain transitional period, as business leaders turn their thoughts to recovery and the post-pandemic era, […]

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11th May 2021

How to Support and Improve Employee Mental Health

Mental health plays a key role in people’s physical health, wellbeing and performance, both at home and at work. Over the past year, the issue of employee mental health has come under the spotlight, as people’s resilience, energy and motivation have been put under enormous strain by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Since the first lockdown […]

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6th May 2021

Navigating and Supporting Back to Work Emotions

After months in lockdown 3.0, as it has been dubbed, on April 12th the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his much anticipated roadmap out of lockdown e.g. the reopening of non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality venues.  If things go smoothly and without a major spike in infections, this could be a signal that the […]

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20th April 2021

How Great Employee Wellbeing Can Save Your Business Money

What is employee wellbeing? Wellbeing is defined as a state of being comfortable, healthy or happy; and although these are important aspects, wellbeing encompasses a much larger and richer picture of how people are doing overall, both physically and mentally, and how they evaluate their lives as a whole. Wellbeing is dependent upon the having […]

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12th April 2021

Why Workplace Kindness is Good for Business

To say emotions have been running high over the past year is an understatement. Described as the “challenge of a generation” the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives both personal and professional.  Since the first lockdown over a year ago, the majority of us have experienced some degree of heightened stress […]

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6th April 2021

4 Powerful Tips to Drive Sustainable Employee Engagement

What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is defined as a person’s willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ in their work and the extent of their emotional commitment to the organisation they work for. To put it simply, engaged employees are the ones who care about their work and genuinely want the organisation to succeed. Rather […]

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17th March 2021

Why Psychological Safety Should Be Part of Every Work Culture

What is psychological safety and why is it important? Harvard Business School professor Dr Amy Edmonson describes psychological safety as “a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes”. In other words, a psychologically safe environment is a place where individuals feel empowered to share […]

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16th March 2021

An Evidence-Based Approach to Supporting NHS Staff Wellbeing

Our CEO and Founder Paul Reid recently spoke alongside Dr Kim Walker, a Senior Lecturer for Health Education Research and Innovation at the University of Aberdeen, at the Regroup, Reflect, Recharge: Enhancing staff experience in the NHS conference. Organised by NHS Employers, this conference was designed to explore how to proactively enhance staff experience in the […]

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8th March 2021

Supporting Diversity in the Workplace: Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a worldwide event that celebrates and recognises the achievements of women across the globe, raises awareness against bias, promotes diversity and champions gender equality.  Although much progress has been made to get more women into the workplace, they remain a largely underrepresented group, with just 11% of female directors in […]

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16th February 2021

Tips for Talking About Mental Health at Work

Talking about mental health can be challenging for some but it can be even harder when it comes to discussing it at work. The biggest challenge is that people are often very reluctant to be open about the subject. People often don’t know how to speak up or what to say if someone approaches them. […]

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9th February 2021

‘How Aye Made This’ Interviews our CEO Paul Reid

In a recent podcast episode of ‘How Aye Built This’, our CEO Paul Reid sat down with show host Liam Wilson to chat about the inspiration behind the creation of the Trickle platform.  Starting out as a rookie software engineer, Paul’s journey to CEO of his own highly successful market leading company Sigma Seven, has […]

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8th February 2021

Tips for Managing Remote Employees

In October 2020, data from the Office for National Statistics continues to show an increase in the number of people working from home in the UK, from 21% to 24%.[1] This rise can likely be attributed to stricter lockdown restrictions put in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, even before people were […]

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3rd February 2021

Domestic Abuse and Covid-19: The Shadow Pandemic

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic demand on domestic abuse services has risen sharply. Since the first lockdown in March last year UK charity Refuge reported an 80% increase in the number of calls to its domestic abuse hotline and a 700% increase in visits to its website. Worryingly, the problem seems to be […]

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19th January 2021

Tips to Improve Working From Home

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it seems that offices across the country are destined to remain empty for the foreseeable future. While some people may be delighted to continue working from home, others are less enthusiastic or downright distressed at the prospect. But, no matter our sentiment, for the sake of our wellbeing and […]

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13th January 2021

Tips to Avoid The January Blues While Working From Home

After an extended break or festive period, like Christmas, getting back into the swing of work can prove challenging, both physically and mentally, for most people. Particularly at Christmas, when our daily routine can become utterly disjointed. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercising habits can easily be neglected during the festive season, all of which can […]

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12th January 2021

NHS App Launch Caps Year of Strong Growth For Trickle

Trickle is on track to further build on a strong year of growth in 2020, as the workplace engagement specialist launches an app focused on the day-to-day wellbeing of employees, which is being used by doctors and other NHS frontline workers in the face of Covid-19. The “How was your day?” app was the result […]

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15th December 2020

Why Company Culture Matters

The phrase company culture often conjures up images of jazzy startups with climbing walls, ping-pong tables, free yoga classes or GitHub’s oval office replica. Mottos such as “we work hard, we play hard” or Google’s “don’t be evil,” may also spring to mind when thinking about a company’s culture. While free massages and pizza lunches […]

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15th December 2020

Trickle Team Donates to Mental Health UK

What better way to end the year than giving back? This year we sat down as a team, well, joined a Zoom call, to reflect on this challenging year and discuss what is important to each of us as we move into the holiday season and approach 2021. It was insightful to hear from our […]

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7th December 2020

Fun Christmas Activities for Remote Teams

Due to the pandemic it seems we’re probably going to have a digital Christmas this year, but that doesn’t mean you should cancel your annual office festivities! In fact, given the current situation, it’s more important than ever that you bring your people together for some Yuletide fun. Usually, the Christmas party is one of […]

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30th November 2020

Why Fun at Work is Important

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” – Dale Carnegie. The benefits of a positive work environment on engagement, wellbeing and productivity are well known, yet despite this, we are still slightly uncomfortable with the concept of having fun at work. It’s a common perception that fun is something that […]

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10th November 2020

How to Prevent Employee Burnout

To say it has been a tough year feels like a huge understatement. How we live our lives and work has been completely disrupted by Covid-19. Since March, people have faced restrictions to both their personal and professional life. Now, as the pandemic continues, and we continue to face an uncertain future, the strain of […]

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27th October 2020

Tech for Good: Enhancing Employee Experience

Public Sector Smart Working recently held a three day virtual summit to explore the topic of using tech for good in the public sector. As part of the summit, our CEO and founder Paul Reid along with Alison McBride of West Dunbartonshire Council and Mark Gannon of Sheffield City Council participated in a panel to […]

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26th October 2020

How to Better Support Managers During a Crisis

Managers play a pivotal role within organisations; how they lead and interact with your employees is a key factor in employee engagement, wellbeing, performance and staff turnover. Managers are your people’s key point of contact and are responsible for leading, supporting and reassuring your people, particularly during a crisis. Resilient, trusted and emotionally intelligent managers […]

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