I have two jobs…The story of Ricoh UK Products and Employee Engagement


In the third article from reviewing the speakers at our engagement event on the 5th July, we come to Ricoh UK Products.

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Engagement the HSBC way


In the first of the articles after the Engagement event on Thursday 5th July, we have decided to focus on the ‘Best Place to Suggest’scheme from HSBC. As anyone who was at the presentation on Thursday will testifiy  the scheme is run with a great passion by Michael, Zufi and James and it is delivering great results for the bank in the United Kingdom.

 

Free Engagement Event – 5th July 2012


We still have some places left for the FREE Engagement Event in Cardiff on 5th July 2012.

We already have over 50 people booked for this event and it will be a great opportunity for you to network with other engagement professionals and share best practice. Continue reading

Free Engagement Event…..


Thursday 5th July, Cardiff.

Just a reminder about our next FREE event in Cardiff on the 5th July.

Two half day sessions 9.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.30

Session format:

• Introduction and objectives of the session
• Overview of employee engagement, staff involvement and suggestion schemes

1 hour workshop:

• Overview of employee engagement, staff involvement and suggestion schemes from internationally successful organisations – HSBC • RICOH • MoD (GEMs Scheme) and  Improlity software.

The workshops will be covering specific topics:

• The role of leaders in supporting engagement
• Practical Engagement tools / approaches
• Better productivity and performance through engagement
• How to engage staff through electronic media

Networking Break

1 hour workshop:

• Repeat of the workshops run earlier so that delegates are able to gain experiences
from a number of different sectors.

Call to action:

• What can you take away and use from today?
• A key feature of the event will be to take away practical actions which can be implemented and to generate information that can be shared with others.

Close of session

The session will be repeated in the afternoon. There are a limited number of full day places available for delegates travelling significant distances, or those wishing to gain experiences from all of the organisations participating.

The event is being hosted by the Wales Audit Office at 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff.

For further information and booking please check:

The IdeasUK website & blog – www.blog.ideasuk.com

Email Anthony Denatale at – anthony@ideasuk.com

Twitter – follow ideasUK @ideasworldwide

THIS EVENT IS TOO GOOD TO MISS – SO BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY, SPACES ARE LIMITED AND WE  HAVE OVER 3O DELEGATES BOOKED ALREADY!

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Chris Bolton – Calculating the Benefits from Innovation Programmes


A double post this week introducing workshop speakers for the ideasUK annual conference. Our second speaker this week is Chris Bolton, who works at the Welsh Audit Office, who will hold a workshop on: Calculating the Tangible and Intangible Benefits from Innovation Programmes.

Chris Bolton - Calculating the Benefits from Innovation ProgrammesChris has worked for a number of organisations that include water companies, the Environment Agency and District Audit. Continue reading

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Sarah Dittrich – Success Factors and Best Practices


This week we would like to introduce Sarah Dittrich from Idea Management, who will be leading one of our many workshops at our conference.

Sarah Dittrich - Idea Management - Success Factors and Best PracticesSarah Dittrich studied Business and Economics at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany and at the York University Toronto, Canada majoring in International Relations, Marketing and Social Psychology. Continue reading

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Matthew Hall, Welsh Government


Now we have introduced all the Keynote Speakers for the Conference, we are moving on to the Workshop presenters. This week meet Matthew Hall who works for the Welsh Government:

Matthew Hall - Investing in InnovationRe:New – Investing in Innovation

Matthew leads a suite of projects within the Welsh Government to develop greater innovation amongst its 5,000 civil service staff. This work is at the heart of the organisation’s response to shrinking budgets and the need to look for new ways to deliver.

Working with the Permanent Secretary, the Director-Generals and staff at all levels, Matthew’s portfolio has included both bottom-up and top-down approaches to innovation, with the intention to deliver a more congenial culture for creative action in a work environment not normally associated with such an approach.

An introduction to “Re-New”, the Welsh Government’s staff suggestion scheme.

The presentation will detail the development journey to date and will cover the approach to date and will cover the approach taken to generating ideas, how the best are selected and supported as well as an outline of the approach taken to measure the impact of innovative ideas received through the scheme.

ideasUK conference brochures can be found at the links below.

ideasUK Conference 2011 Brochure

Conference Masterclass Information and Booking Form

Conference 2011 Booking Form

Conference 2011 Booking Information

So what are you waiting for? Get your booking form back to us today, we look forward to seeing you in Cardiff in November.

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Jorn Lövström – SWOT & PEST analysis


Now we have introduced all the Keynote Speakers for the Conference, we are moving on to the Workshop presenters. This week meet Jorn Lövström:

Jorn Lövström - SWOT and PEST analysis workshop presenterCarrying out a SWOT and PEST analysis of your scheme

As a CIPD training professional with almost 20 years’ experience, Jorn began by delivering finance courses. During a departure into the world of ideas schemes, Jorn developed and managed the Ministry of Defence staff suggestion scheme (GEMS) before returning to his current training position, delivering senior management development training. Continue reading

Stress at Work – Recognising and managing anxiety – Invitation open to everyone


Stress reduction and wellbeing effects many people in the workplace and have a strong link with the effectiveness of employee engagement and this workshop hopes to explore methods to improve the work environment.

Best Practice Club - Recognising and managing anxietyHost – Siemens

Location – Lincoln

Date – Wednesday 21 September 2011

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