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!

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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6th September 2022

How Anonymous Feedback Helps with Managing Risk for the Financial Services Sector

Find out how anonymous feedback helps with managing risk for the financial services sector in Trickle’s latest article. The financial services industry is heavily regulated, and good conduct is vital. After all, financial services professionals are trusted with people’s most valuable assets.  Therefore, financial services employees need to be able to discuss their concerns with […]

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29th August 2022

Two Sides to Every Story: Managing Conflict in the Workplace

In our latest article we discuss the classic HR issue of there being two sides to every story and managing conflict in the workplace to resolve issues. However much we try to avoid it, conflict in the workplace is an inevitable consequence of mixing together people with different views, backgrounds and personalities. When people have […]

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26th August 2022

6 Signs Your Employees Are Burnt Out

In our latest article, we discuss 6 signs for your organisation’s HR team to watch out for that tell them their employees are burnt out. Only 23% of UK employees said that employers had an adequate plan in place to recognise and prevent chronic stress in their employees. This isn’t good enough, far from it. […]

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15th August 2022

How to Deal with Change Management in the Workplace

If you would like to know how to deal with change management in the workplace, read our latest article that discusses this in detail. Change is something that the overwhelming majority of employees will experience in their careers. A study by Gartner found that the average organisation had undergone at least five major business transformations […]

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10th August 2022

The 4-Day Work Week — Is it Right for You?

The 4-day work week is arguably the latest talent procurement asset, so if you’re wondering whether offering it to your employees is right for your organisation, read on as we discuss its pros and cons. 30 UK companies started 2022 with a 6-month trial of the 4-day work week to see whether it increases productivity.  […]

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8th August 2022

Why Fun at Work is Important

Why fun at work is important might sound like an oxymoron to some organisations, so if you are one of them, why not suspend disbelief and read on? “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 […]

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5th August 2022

6 Methods for Boosting Employee Participation

Employee participation can be challenging – some people love to engage whilst others don’t want to get involved immediately. In this article, uncover our six actionable methods for boosting employee participation within your organisation. Talented people are at the heart of every successful business. Once you’ve assembled an outstanding team, the next step is motivating […]

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13th June 2022

5 Ways Anonymous Feedback Tools Improve Your Workplace

In this article we discuss anonymous feedback tools and the five ways they can improve your workplace culture today. A problem shared is a problem halved, but people feel hesitant sometimes to talk about what is affecting them at work.  For instance, some people might feel too intimidated to share their issues for fear of […]

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26th May 2022

6 Reasons Trickle Isn’t Just Another Company Communication Tool

In our latest article, we discuss six reasons why Trickle isn’t just another company communication tool but an award-winning app that can help your organisation improve employee wellbeing. Workplace culture and communication come hand-in-hand. Effective communication leads to a more positive and efficient workplace — positivity and efficiency boost employee morale and create a supportive […]

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18th May 2022

World Meditation Day 2022: The Importance of Taking Time Out

As World Mediation Day 2022 approaches, we discuss the importance of taking time out during your working day just as much as your days outside of the workplace. May 21st is World Meditation Day — and a perfect reminder that deep breathing and meditation are excellent techniques for dealing with stress in the workplace. Meditation […]

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9th May 2022

Deaf Awareness Week and How to Support People with Sensory Disabilities

Last week was Deaf Awareness Week, an event that aims to educate the public about people with sensory disabilities, how they impact their daily lives and how to support them. Now is a great time for organisations to consider deepening their understanding of employees with sensory issues and developing ways to support them at work. […]

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27th April 2022

How HR Technology Can Transform Your Business

HR technology is any tool that improves the employee-employer relationship, makes people’s working lives better, reduces overheads for organisations … and that can ultimately transform your business! The right HR technology can free HR teams from many of their daily administrative tasks, allowing more time to focus on employee wellbeing, and help managers identify and […]

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12th April 2022

Stress Awareness Month: How to Reduce Stress at Work

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for stress. Each year comes with a new theme and in 2022, the focus is on community.  A lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can […]

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4th April 2022

Is Now the Time to Embrace Hybrid Working?

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and word, leading us to discuss in detail the question: “Is now the time to embrace hybrid working?”, and possibly forever? Work is no longer a place. It’s all about what you do — not necessarily where you do it from. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way […]

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31st March 2022

7 Signs of Low Employee Engagement & How to Fix It

In our latest blog, we discuss the seven signs of low employee engagement and how to fix it if you want to minimise the impact it has upon productivity. Just as a high level of employee engagement can have a positive impact on the workplace, a low level can create an environment of negativity — […]

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29th March 2022

What is HR’s Role in Organisational Change?

In this article, we ask, “What is HR’s role in organisational change?” Discover four types of organisational change and how to navigate them with Trickle. Past studies have revealed 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 […]

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23rd March 2022

How to Create an Abundance Mindset in the Workplace

How to create an abundance mindset in the workplace is the focus point in the latest article from the Trickle team. From individuals to entire businesses, forming the right mindset is important. It can be the difference between success and failure and determines whether we reach our full potential.  Creating a positive mindset within your […]

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21st March 2022

The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is under the spotlight in the latest blog from the Trickle team. Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) are more than policies, programs or headcounts. Inclusive teams improve collective performance by up to 30% in high-diversity environments. In a BCG study, companies with diverse management teams […]

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15th March 2022

Success & Change: Mergers & Acquisitions from a People Perspective

In our latest article, we discuss mergers and acquisitions from a people perspective, and achieving success through change. Between September and December last year, the UK saw 453 completed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at a total value of £3 billion. With more organisations joining forces after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important […]

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9th March 2022

The Future of NHS HR & Organisational Development

The Trickle wellbeing app team discusses the future of NHS HR and organisational development in their latest blog. By 2030, the way we work will be completely different. A combination of new technology, remote working and artificial intelligence (alongside a greater emphasis on staff wellbeing) means we all need to adapt. None more so than […]

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