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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!

20th December 2021

Ending the Year Strong: Effective Employee Reviews

If your organisation is interested in ending the year strong through implementing effective employee reviews, then check out the latest blog from the Trickle team. December is one of the most wonderful and stressful times of the year. It can be easy to forget about employee reviews between the fun of wrapping up Secret Santa […]

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16th December 2021

December is also The Season of Employer Gratitude

December isn’t just the time of year to be jolly, with plenty of food, family, presents and (hopefully) snow, but also the season of employer gratitude! Here at Trickle, we believe December is the best time of the year for employers to show their appreciation for all the hard work and stellar performances that their […]

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8th December 2021

Webinar Discussion: How to Prepare for the Future of Work

Read about Trickle’s recent webinar discussion with Iris Software about how to prepare for the future of work, especially after COVID-19. The future of work looks similar to the present. Hybrid or remote working is now becoming increasingly normalised across the globe, with 46% of workers stating they would consider quitting if they couldn’t work […]

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8th December 2021

Trickle’s Guide to How to Throw a Virtual Christmas Party

In our latest blog post, the Trickle team offer you their guide on how to throw a virtual Christmas party. About 52% of UK workplaces have decided not to hold a Christmas office party, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers commissioned by COVID testing company Prenetics. But the fun doesn’t need to stop […]

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1st December 2021

How to Plan a Work Christmas Party for Employees

The end-of-year party marks an important (and fun) event for everyone at work. Employees get the opportunity to mingle with their colleagues, enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate accomplishments, setting the tone for a positive and successful year ahead. With the Grinch, AKA coronavirus, stealing Christmas last year, teams are looking forward to letting loose […]

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23rd November 2021

Trickle’s Guide to How Companies Should React to Social Issues

Read our helpful guide to how companies should react to social issues in this latest article from the Trickle team. 64% of consumers will purchase from or boycott a brand solely based on its stance on a social or political issue. It’s no longer enough for brands to just focus on making profits. It’s now […]

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17th November 2021

Trickle x Purpose HR Working Together to Better HR

Read about how Trickle and Purpose HR are working together towards a better approach to people management. 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 […]

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8th November 2021

Workplace Diversity at Christmas: Not Everyone Celebrates It

If you need guidance about workplace diversity at Christmas (remember, not everyone celebrates it), our latest blog will help you prepare for the festive season. 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 […]

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2nd November 2021

How to Use Data for Personalised Employee Benefits

Our latest article discusses how your organisation can use data for personalised employee benefits, helping them to feel included as well as valued. 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 […]

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1st November 2021

It’s International Stress Awareness Week this 1-5 November 2022

It’s International Stress Awareness Week 2021 (1-5 November), so there’s no better week for the Trickle team to help you implement a combat stress action plan within your organisation. 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 […]

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18th October 2021

How to Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

In our latest article, we offer you the Trickle guide to how to create an employee wellbeing strategy, inclusive of the following statistics. 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 […]

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15th October 2021

5 Organisations Offering Real Examples of a Healthy Work Culture

This latest article from Trickle offers you some real examples of five organisations that provide their employees with a healthy workplace 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 […]

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14th October 2021

What to Do When Your Organisations’ Employees ‘Check Out’

Trickle offers you improved engagement solutions for when your employees start to ‘check out’ from their roles within your organisation. 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 […]

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12th October 2021

What Are the Employer Benefits of Increased Employee Happiness

Find out what the employer benefits are of organisations focusing on increased employee happiness as part of their workplace culture. 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 […]

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7th October 2021

Ever Asked Which Benefits Your Employees Really Want?

As an organisation, can you say yes as to whether you’ve ever asked your employee what they really want? If not, how do you know what your team would like as part of their employee benefits? The days are long gone when a salary was the main reason an employee will start a new job […]

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5th October 2021

Are Employee Engagement Surveys Really Anonymous?

When trying to garner feedback from your organisations’ team, they may be asking themselves whether employee engagement surveys are really anonymous, which can limit responses. 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, […]

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5th October 2021

Work/Life Balance: How Home Life Affects Work Life

Trickle discusses the oft-cited “work/life balance”, in other words, how home life affects work life, as well as vice versa. Not even the staunchest 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 […]

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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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