People Matter

How To Write an Award Entry for the People in Retail Awards

22 March 2024 by Natalie Fresen
Applying for a People in Retail Award is about recognition but also about sharing your team’s outstanding achievements. However, as you will discover, this expression is overused, and your award application must stand out to the judges due to the stiff competition you will face. To that end, this guide will teach you how toRead more >

Building employee engagement and recognition culture: case studies and best practices

18 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen
An engaged and enthusiastic team often separates successful businesses from those that fail in the retail industry, where meeting customer demands is paramount. The foundations of a supportive and uplifting organisational environment are retail employee recognition and engagement. This comprehensive guide aims to explore the fundamentals of retail employee engagement and recognition culture, from itsRead more >

The Impact of Employee Awards on Retail Company Culture

13 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen
In the dynamic and fiercely competitive world of retail, where improving customer experience reigns supreme, the importance of company culture is more visible than ever. A recent global talent trends survey reveals that 40% of professionals prioritise company culture and colleague relationships when considering career transitions. In response to this trend, organisations are increasingly recognisingRead more >

Measuring Retail Employee Engagement: Key Metrics and Tools

11 January 2024 by Natalie Fresen
An engaged workforce isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s a key to organisational success in the retail sector. We take a look at how retailers can create a strategy to foster employee engagement and what metrics they should use to measure it by.

Innovative Retail Employee Rewards: Beyond the Financial

9 January 2024 by Natalie Fresen
While employers may think pay rises and bonuses is the way to motivate their workforce, we explore why there effects are short-lived and how using a more tailored and innovative approach to rewarding employees can prove more successful long-term.

5 Top Tips for entering

7 March 2023 by Natalie Fresen
Writing a good awards entry doesn’t need to be challenging. Here are a few simple steps that you can follow to improve your chances of success:  Understand the criteria: Before you start writing, make sure you understand the criteria that the awards are based on. Make sure you are clear on what the judges areRead more >

Employees consider recognition an important part of “happiness at work”

2 February 2023 by Natalie Fresen
nvesting time and resources in recognising positive contributions to the workplace has real value when it comes to employee satisfaction and of course, retention. According to Shopify, as many as 82% of employees are happier when they’re recognised in the workplace, and those who don’t feel recognized are twice as likely to quit. When done right, employee recognition canRead more >

A little thank you goes a long way

2 February 2023 by Natalie Fresen
Recognition – the act of expressing gratitude – can have an immensely positive psychological impact on employee motivation, job satisfaction, and overall well-being. Not only that, but gratitude creates a domino effect within the business. Showing appreciation towards someone is likely to inspire that person to “pay it forward” and thank others. Research shows that whenRead more >

5 Reasons to enter the People in Retail Awards

2 February 2023 by Natalie Fresen
What we love about The People in Retail awards are that they focus on the positives and send employees a clear message that what they’re doing really matters. We feel this is inspirational and can give businesses the edge. Here are 5 reasons to enter the People in Retail Awards: Employee motivation: The People inRead more >

Looking to better engage with your retail employees in 2023?

17 January 2023 by Natalie Fresen
If you’re going to create and maintain employee engagement, you need to show that you value your employees. Last week we shared our views on the importance of feeling valued. Today, we want to look at why and how to make your teams feel valued through recognising and rewarding those who meet and go beyondRead more >

Building a culture based on values

13 January 2023 by Natalie Fresen
Beaverbrooks, Ribble Cycle and Tesco agree, investing in your people is a non-negotiable and one of the most important (and attractive) employee benefits.   2023 is the year of People If you want to smash your business goals in 2023, you need to be able to attract, retain, and grow top talent within your organisation. AndRead more >