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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!

17th November 2021

Trickle x Purpose HR Working Together to Better HR

Two companies that are both committed to enhancing the employee experience are now working together for the same aim. The Company Backgrounds Trickle is an employee engagement platform that enables organisations to empower their employees to create harmonious and productive working environments. Their software enables organisations to get accurate, real-time insights into the opinions and […]

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8th November 2021

Diversity: Not Everyone Celebrates Christmas

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but what about those who don’t celebrate Christmas? Christmas is traditionally a Christian holiday, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. Although today the festivities have more to do with exchanging gifts, wearing ugly jumpers and eating too much turkey, the religious affiliation still […]

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3rd November 2021

How to Build a Strong Culture With a Remote Team

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 highly technical IT roles, e.g. programmers and software engineers, to marketers, accountants, product managers and many other types of jobs that were previously office-based. This means the rules of […]

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2nd November 2021

How to Use Data for Personalised Employee Benefits

Algorithms are making our user experience better on music apps, streaming services and e-commerce websites. We’ve grown accustomed to having experiences tailored to our preferences — and why shouldn’t we? We’re all different people with different needs and priorities. That’s exactly why one-size-fits-all employee benefits are no longer enough to keep employees happy and incentivised. […]

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1st November 2021

International Stress Awareness Week (1-5 November)

Stress is a spectrum. On one end, you have low-to-moderate stress that motivates you to do your best and drives engagement (good stress). On the other end, there is stress that consumes you, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and burnt out (bad stress). Chances are, we’ve all experienced both sides of the spectrum. Up until recently, […]

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18th October 2021

How to Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

76% of workers feel that their employers should be doing more to protect the mental health of their staff. 40% say that stress has caused their productivity to decrease and their decision-making to become worse. The pandemic has further highlighted the importance of all organisations having an effective employee wellbeing strategy. Employees are vital to […]

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15th October 2021

5 Examples of a Healthy Work Culture

Every organisation has its own unique culture, shaped by shared values, a common vision for the company and its employees. All of these factors contribute to an organisation’s day-to-day working environment. Although culture isn’t physical, you can sense it as soon as you walk into an office. It’s in an employee’s laughter, their family photos […]

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14th October 2021

What to Do When Employees Check Out

Are your employees missing deadlines? Are they suddenly doing the bare minimum when they used to go above and beyond? Are they withdrawing from social activities? These are all symptoms of a checked-out employee, but thankfully there’s a cure. Dips in employee engagement happen in most companies from time to time, but it can be […]

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12th October 2021

Employer Benefits of Employee Happiness

64% of workers are satisfied with their job. This is a fairly high number, but we’re doing our bit to increase it as we want it to be even closer to 100%. Job satisfaction is just as important for employers as it is for employees. Employers benefit greatly from having happy employees. This is a […]

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7th October 2021

Which Benefits Do Your Employees Want?

The days are long gone when a salary was the main reason an employee will start a new job or stay in their existing one. 75% of employees are more likely to stay with their employer because of their benefits program. 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise and 69% of […]

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5th October 2021

Are Employee Engagement Surveys Really Anonymous?

Negative anonymous feedback, when regularly collected and acted upon effectively, can have a positive impact on a business. It enables companies to spot small problems before they become big issues, saving time, money as well as avoiding potential disruption in the future. Regular anonymous employee engagement surveys are a great way of doing this. With […]

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5th October 2021

How Home Life Affects Work Life

Not even the most staunch of workaholics spend all of their time at work. We do stress the importance of having a healthy work/life balance here at Trickle. The time spent away from the office helps employees to be more productive inside the office. A more effective and often rare way to look at work/life […]

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4th October 2021

How Unlimited Annual Leave Has Unlimited Benefits

The average UK employee only takes 62% of their annual leave allowance. However, 79% of British employees experience work-related stress. Why is this the case? Are we a nation of workaholics? If so, how could this be solved? Possibly, by offering unlimited annual leave. On the surface, it sounds like madness, giving employees no limit […]

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4th October 2021

The Business Case For Flexible Working

Flexible working is an important topic that continues to fuel conversations for employers and employees alike and it’s one that’s here to stay! 9 in 10 employees consider flexible working to be a key motivator to their productivity at work (89% – even more than financial incentives (77%). There has been a lot said of […]

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16th September 2021

Return to Work: Out with the Old in with the New

Many organisations are becoming confused with the difference between employee engagement and employee experience. This can be a costly mistake, resulting in unhappy employees, who are less productive and less likely to become an advocate for their employer. As the world gradually returns to work in an office environment, albeit with some differences, focusing on […]

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15th September 2021

Why Your Best Employees Leave and How to Stop it

Some of the most common reasons why employees leave their jobs include employees feeling underappreciated, bad management, and an inadequate salary. Replacing them isn’t easy, and recruitment is expensive. The average cost of recruiting a new employee is £3,000. The cost of an employee leaving and replacing them with a new person is approximately £30,000. […]

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14th September 2021

Tips for Maintaining Culture Through Change

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 culture. New employees need to feel as though they’re joining […]

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6th September 2021

The Value of Workplace Insights

A Gartner survey revealed that only 13% of employees are satisfied with their experience at work. This indicates that a large number of employers are either completely unaware of their employee experiences, or they are and aren’t doing enough to change it. I’m unsure which is worse. Either way, it shows that there needs to […]

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30th August 2021

Post-pandemic Talent Exodus: How to Retain Your Top Talent

According to Personio, 38% of UK office workers have said that they would like to change their jobs in 2021. According to the Korn Ferry Talent Crunch by 2030 there will be a large-scale talent shortage in the finance and business services; technology, media and telecommunications (TMT); and manufacturing industries worldwide. India is the only […]

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24th August 2021

The Link Between Employee Recognition and Retention

According to HR Technologist, 63% of employees who are recognised are very unlikely to look for a new job. Additionally, lack of recognition and engagement is driving 44% of employees to switch jobs. In the workplace, appreciation matters a lot. High staff turnover rates cause headaches for HR staff; no one wants a revolving door […]

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17th August 2021

Tech Tactics: Employee Retention Strategies

According to the job board platform Monster, the average employee turnover rate in the UK is 15%. However, this number can vary between different industries. Below are the 2019 average turnover rates in the UK by occupational group according to XpertHR. Occupational Group Average Turnover (%) Distribution 10.1 Engineers 8.8 Retail 8.3 Financial Staff 13.7 […]

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19th July 2021

The Power of Small Wins on Workplace Culture

Thinking small can have a big impact on workplace culture. No matter how large the end goal is, it often started out as a small idea and grew over time with input from employees. An interesting example of how small wins can affect a company is Tesco. Back in 1993, the ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink […]

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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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