Engagement & Recognition Blogs

Our Blogs aim to provide you with the latest trending tips on Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition and how to bring them into practice and deliver positive results.


New Year’s Resolutions in Work

New Year’s Resolutions in Work

It’s not long to go until Christmas and then before we know it it’ll be 2019! Which is followed by the old saying “New Year, New Me” but let’s be honest, we’ll still eat as much, drink as much and the only machine used at the gym will be the vending machine! So how about you make some resolutions that you can actually keep? If you incorporate it into your working life, then you will feel good when you hit your goals.

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Out of the ordinary marketing

Out of the ordinary marketing

Marketing, it’s hard to think outside the box sometimes to create something that people will remember and see every day. We’re not saying you must copy an FHM-type stunt of projecting a naked Gail Porter onto the house of commons, but we are saying use the tools given to you to circulate what you want to market.

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Feeling Festive? Top Christmas Incentives

Feeling Festive? Top Christmas Incentives

Yes, we know we haven’t even got Bonfire Night out of the way with but it’s only 53 days until Christmas and we like to think in advance! It’s a great time now to implement a Christmassy incentive to get people in the mood and to keep them engaged and inspired in order to drive sales and keep motivation up!

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Does Recognition Really Matter?

Does Recognition Really Matter?

Every week A&I will post a blog about recognition, incentives or events and everything that goes with it. But Is recognition really that important?

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Virtual Meetings: Future or Failure?

Virtual Meetings: Future or Failure?

Technology is forever advancing, and this means it is making it easier to connect and communicate with each other. Virtual meetings involve people interacting through the web on platforms. There are advantages and disadvantages to this, but to help you make your mind up we’ve weighed up the pros and cons for this.

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Millennial Motivation: What's needed?

Millennial Motivation: What's needed?

Let's put all if these stereotypes to bed! Do millennial's need more motivation than others? Maybe the only motivation they need is to set aside the prejudices and treat them as fairly as any other employee.

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Make some noise: The Rise of Podcasts.

Make some noise: The Rise of Podcasts.

Now, podcasts aren’t new, but they are becoming more prominent as technology advances. But why are they important to you and your business?

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Social Media: Can it benefit my business?

Social Media: Can it benefit my business?

So, A&I have finally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon! But is social media really THAT important? The answer is yes! Read more here...

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Let A&I find you your ideal venue

Let A&I find you your ideal venue

If you’re struggling to find the perfect venue or don’t have the time to trawl through hundreds of venue websites, then look no further - A&I Group offers a com...

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Top Technology to advance your business.

Top Technology to advance your business.

Let’s face it, we’re not living in the dark ages anymore! Technology is advancing more and more every day and we should try to keep up with it and the advantage...

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Engagement & Recognition: Using a Platform

Engagement & Recognition: Using a Platform

Employee recognition keeps the relationship between the employee and employer healthy, so when you recognise your staff, it makes work all that more rewarding.

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Spotlight on: Meetings in the Wilderness

Spotlight on: Meetings in the Wilderness

Don’t panic – we don’t mean you have to sit in a field amongst the cow pats with your laptop. We mean Wilderness Manor. Corporate Events, Team Buildings, and ...

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Is Teambuilding Important?

Is Teambuilding Important?

Some love it and some hate it, but team building is important and can factor many changes in your company. Even small, silly events such as a work sports day ca...

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Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing in the Workplace

The Governments Department of Health advises that 1 in 4 of us will experience ill mental health at some point in our lives. It is therefore important that empl...

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Women Who Mean Business

Women Who Mean Business

Forget ‘behind every successful man is a woman’ – behind every successful woman there’s a tribe of more women who have her back. There are so many influential w...

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Millennials: An Updated Generation?

Millennials: An Updated Generation?

Criticising millennials has become a national sport. Born anywhere between 1980 and 2000 (dates vary according to sources), these are the “lazy” generation, th...

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Bringing Inspiration Back!

Bringing Inspiration Back!

Yes, you read that right! When he's not bringing Sexy Back, he's showcasing his event planning skills. If you haven't seen Justin Timberlake's new music video to the song Filthy, you should!

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What’s Different with Millennials?

What’s Different with Millennials?

We need to talk about Millennials! After all, Millennials will reportedly make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and, according to research by Gallup, it turns out Millennials are the least engaged generation!

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Ensure They Rise

Ensure They Rise

According to a Gallup poll, getting employee communication right can increase staff retention, increase productivity and increase profitability. Conversely, ineffective communications can deliver completely the opposite: higher staff turnover, reduced customer satisfaction and falling productivity.

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The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type Managers. It might be an idea to think about these in your next communication. That’s to check our logic or as a bit of comedy, not as a core message.

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Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

It would seem that the “holy grail” in the business world has become the achievement of high employee engagement. But is this just a passing phase or have we stumbled upon a means of improving business performance which benefits all parties?

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