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  • Here at Milford, we’ve moved from being focused on employee engagement, to how we can get everyone involved in continuously improving our business. We aren’t concerned with just “how do you feel” - we’re actually getting to the underlying information that helps to strategically steer the organisation.

    “When you make it everyone's job to drive the business forward, you get more a more involved and fulfilled team. That’s what we’ve realised since using AskYourTeam.”

    Across the energy sector, there’s been a cultural shift over the last decade. At Contact Energy, that meant an overhaul of processes and leadership around health and safety. The result? A huge change in organisational culture.

    “Our people are more empowered to make their own decisions, and assess risk - without the fear of blame or judgement if things go wrong.”

    “AskYourTeam allowed Oil Intel to easily distinguish what areas employees felt needed to be improved.

    AskYourTeam enabled us to pinpoint those areas that were most important to our people”

    Read how Smith&Smith achieved better productivity and business performance by taking the guesswork out of leadership.

    “As a leader I don’t guess anymore. I know exactly what to focus on to get the biggest improvements out of my team.”

    Read how Swanndri built a more collaborative workplace and accelerated their growth curve with AskYourTeam.

    “It allows for everyone to have an equal voice, not just management or the vocal few.”

    Learn how the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce built a culture of continuous improvement with AskYourTeam.

    “It reinforces that continuous improvement is a really important part of any business.”

    Find out how Pipfruit NZ built a more confident and connected membership with AskYourTeam.

    “I haven’t found any other system that offers a more comprehensive methodology to survey our members.”

  • Designing a better employee experience

    Friday, 3 May 2019

    Is your thriving organisation really involving and empowering people to do their best work? We think it’s timely to share some fresh insight from Deloitte’s new 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report. 84% of respondents surveyed said they were concerned about their people having a great work experience.

    The idea of a positive and motivating employee experience evolved, via design thinking, out of customer experience. We know it’s important: research shows that enterprises with a top-quartile employee experience achieve twice the innovation, double customer satisfaction, and 25 percent higher profits than organisations with a bottom-quartile employee experience.Traditionally employers have focused their efforts on boosting employee engagement, better work life balance, perks and rewards. But people are still struggling at work, dealing with stress, burnout, and the challenges of being hyper-connected.

    Are you ready for a new iteration of employee experience? Today people are looking for a career, purpose, and meaning from their work. They are seeking a social experience built around culture and relationships with others. Mainly, it's the meaning and growth people find in the work itself—and to improve that, the entire organisation has to be involved”.

    Organisations now have the opportunity to reframe and elevate the employee experience to include the human experience”. So it comes from, and is focused on the individual, from the bottom up. When people ask ’does my work have meaning?’, they connect directly to the aspirations of others involved, and deliver a better result for all. It’s time to go from ground level up, to put the human into HR, and into business itself.


    Tips to boost your people’s best employee experience

    Design thinking

    Design thinking takes aim at the heart of unnecessary workplace complexity by putting the employee experience first.” Smart organisations are using it to instill a culture of growth, improvement and to go beyond the expected to ensure workers have a great human experience with the company. Regular real-time surveys inform leaders from the ground up.

    Get the basics right

    Get the little moments that matter at work right, and flatten possible issues immediately. Operational roadblocks can have a vastly negative impact on a person’s attitude and performance. Well-functioning everyday practices and processes, clear communication, authentic diversity and inclusion, transparency, up-to-date technologies and tools, and appealing physical working environment are all the small things that enhance peoples’ daily employee experiences.

    Involve the entire organisation

    Co-create solutions together with employees and leaders - you simply can’t improve employee experience without the people who do the work being involved. The most effective employee experience is both bottom-up and personal. 

    The human experience is good business. It’s more than an HR issue; it is an essential business priority for every part of an organisation large or small. HR’s involvement needs to extend across leadership, IT and finance to ensure growth and productivity, using new technologies, simplification of work and processes. When the whole organisation collaborates, to empower people to do their best work, nobody gets left behind.

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  • Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2019 Report

    An intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues is forcing HR and business leaders to learn to lead the social enterprise - and reinvent their organizations around a human focus.

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    Diversity & Inclusion: Anonymity key to overcoming unconscious bias

    Diversity and inclusion are priorities for every HR pro today, but too often we shy away from conversations about the biggest barrier to creating more inclusive organisations - unconscious bias.

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    Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2017 Report

    Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey of leaders from around the world identifies the critical trends shaping the HR agenda.

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    Becoming Irresistible: A New Model for Employee Engagement 

    Josh Bersin, Principal with Deloitte Consulting, on why the traditional employee engagement survey - devoid of modern, actionable solutions - has passed its used-by date. 

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    AskYourTeam for Business

    We analysed the world’s top leadership models to understand what the most successful businesses have in common. Then we built an independently-verified system to help you get to the heart of how your business is doing in each of these make-or-break areas. Find out how AskYourTeam generates breakthroughs in business performance.

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    AskYourTeam for the Public Sector

    We’ve created a system especially for public sector organisations that assesses performance against the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) and Leadership Success Profile (LSP) models. Find out how you can take your organisation from good to great with AskYourTeam for the Public Sector. 

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    AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations 

    No matter the industry or the size, all membership organisations face similar challenges around growth, retention, and nurturing active involvement from their members. Find out how you can create a voice for your members with AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations. 


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    AskYourTeam for Local Government

    In consultation with EquiP, we've developed a system especially for New Zealand’s Local Government sector. AskYourTeam for Local Government optimises the underpinning processes of the Local Government Excellence Programme. Download the ebook to find out how AskYourTeam can transform your council.

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