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Here you can enjoy a scroll through the latest news, insights, trends and hot topics being discussed in the world of workplace engagement, culture, wellbeing and leadership. We’ve searched high and low for the best bits so you don’t have to.

Engagement in the Hybrid Era

Like the marginal gains theory, if you can catch the small issues early and take action, this can stop escalation and lead to significant and noticeable improvements in morale.

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

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 a growing list of issues.

What are the latest innovations in facilities service provision?

Edinburgh-based not-for-profit recruitment agency AAI EmployAbility has partnered with employee engagement and wellbeing company Trickle to offer its feedback app to clients seeking to improve their team’s diversity, equity and inclusion.

Edinburgh tech start-up signs partnership with international IT giant CGI

Trickle, the Edinburgh-headquartered employee engagement and wellbeing tool, has agreed a game-changing partnership with one of the world’s biggest IT and business consulting service firms, CGI.

Employee Engagement App Trickle Gets New COO Appointment

Trickle, an employee-engagement app developer, has announced Amanda Kerley as Chief Operating Officer.

Harness the positive power of the new employee activism

Just ask Brewdog or Ted Baker, both well-known consumer brands who made headlines when former employees decided to speak up publicly, in numbers, against the negative culture and way they were treated by those organisations.

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.

An ‘App’ a Day to Keep The Doctor OK

A collaboration between Trickle and a team of researchers led by the University of Aberdeen has produced a new wellbeing feature called ‘How Was Your Day’. Its purpose is to improve the wellbeing of NHS frontline workers and to help them cope with the pressures of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Trickle Named Tech Nation’s Rising Stars 3.0 Regional Winner

Trickle has been named one of the five early-stage Scottish tech companies selected to represent Scotland in Tech Nation’s prestigious Rising Stars 3.0 competition, a major event designed to showcase the UK’s top tech talent.

The Three ‘Isms’ Costing Your Business Money

Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Leaveism are three of the major indicators of the overall health and productivity of a workforce. If the causes behind the three ‘isms’ are not address, it can have serious consequences for your organisation’s business success. See our latest contribution to Open Access Government for insights on how to a

How to do Business in The New Economy

Amiqus interviews Paul Reid CEO at Trickle, Sorcha Lorimer founder of Trace, and Colin Hewit CEO at Float about what gives their work purpose and keeps their teams happy.

Employee Wellbeing: Businesses Must Be Proactive Not Reactive

Trickle’s article on how to support and boost employee wellbeing and help businesses thrive during the pandemic was recently featured in Open Access Government, a digital publication that provides in-depth perspective on key public policy areas from across the globe.

Trickle CEO Paul Reid Interviewed in The Scotsman

Trickle CEO Paul Reid speaks to The Scotsman about the roll out of Trickle to a number of NHS regional boards in Scotland – including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Forth Valley.

The Correlation Between Empathetic Leaders & Employee Performance

According to the Centre for Creative Leadership, a more empathetic leader will inspire a better performing team. Click for full article.

The Importance of Belonging at Work

A study finds, people who feel as though they belong at work, are 50% less likely to quit. Click to read full article.

Gallup’s Global Employee Engagement Report – 2017

“The global aggregate from Gallup data collected in 2014, 2015 and 2016 across 155 countries shows that just 15% of employees worldwide are engaged at work (slide 25) … and 10% are actively disengaged … businesses must recognise that an organisations vitality and capacity for organic growth is tied to everyday experiences of its employees.”.

Trickle wins CivTech Challenge & Works with West Dunbartonshire Council

After winning Challenge 8 of CivTech 4, Trickle will work with West Dunbartonshire Council on their Employee Engagement.

Trickle Secures Nearly £1 Million Investment

Trickle talks to The Herald about their employee engagement solution and their recent investment round.

Trickle Featured in The Scotsman

Trickle is already winning business across the commercial and public sectors, with recent client wins and assignments including ScottishPower, the Scottish Government and Disclosure Scotland.

How to Motivate or Create Better Engagement Amongst Your Employees

“Numerous studies have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement.”.

Why an Employee Engagement Strategy is Vital

“With 71% of employees saying they’re open to leaving their jobs, employee engagement has become a strategic imperative for leaders.”

3 ways Technology is Transforming Company Culture & Employee Engagement

“Technological advancements and digital transformation are providing leaders and managers opportunities to tackle some of the workplace’s most challenging and important initiatives: culture and engagement being at the top of the list.”.

The Importance of Leaders who Inspire

“Every company wants leaders who inspire and engage their colleagues. But surprisingly few build an explicit and robust inspirational component into their leadership development programs.”.

The ROI Benefits of Employee Engagment

When it comes to ROI, employee engagement is an integral part of driving and maximising your revenue. One study found that organisations with engaged employees outperform those with low engagement by 202%.

The Cost of Replacing a Person

Discussions on how to determine the cost of turnover inevitably turn to, “It’s complicated”. Attempts to standardise the measurement of turnover have been unsuccessful because of the nuances of industry, employee life cycles, and lack of a common standard. However, the bottom line is that it is expensive.

Communication is Key During Organisational Change

“We are, at our most primal, creatures of habit. We’re often struggling to incorporate new changes into our routines – no matter their benefits … this begs the question: how can leaders override this biological hard-wiring to implement the change necessary for their organisation?”.

The Importance of Creating Psychological Safety – When People Feel They Can Talk & Be Heard

“Psychologically safe conversations help people develop intrinsic motivation. In other words, they do things out of a sense of personal importance as opposed to compliance.”.

Toxic Environments Make People Sick, Make Projects Fail and Make The Best Employees Quit

“Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen.” Phil Cooke.

What Managers Need to Know About Social Tools

“The employees who had used the social tool became 31% more likely to find co-workers with expertise relevant to meeting job goals. Those employees also became 88% more likely to accurately identify who could put them in contact with the right experts.”.

Culture is The New Salary: What People Really Want From Their Jobs

“Good employees will stay at a company longer when they like their coworkers. The more people get to know each other, the better they work together. Our brains are hardwired to connect with each other.”.