Blog

We produce a mix of blog articles covering everything from Employee Engagement, to the technology we use and more. Why not have a read?

9th February 2021

‘How Aye Made This’ Interviews our CEO Paul Reid

In a recent podcast episode of ‘How Aye Built This’, our CEO Paul Reid sat down with show host Liam Wilson to chat about the inspiration behind the creation of the Trickle platform.  Starting out as a rookie software engineer, Paul’s journey to CEO of his own highly successful market leading company Sigma Seven, has […]

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8th February 2021

Tips for Managing Remote Employees

In October 2020, data from the Office for National Statistics continues to show an increase in the number of people working from home in the UK, from 21% to 24%.[1] This rise can likely be attributed to stricter lockdown restrictions put in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, even before people were […]

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3rd February 2021

Domestic Abuse and Covid-19: The Shadow Pandemic

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic demand on domestic abuse services has risen sharply. Since the first lockdown in March last year UK charity Refuge reported an 80% increase in the number of calls to its domestic abuse hotline and a 700% increase in visits to its website. Worryingly, the problem seems to be […]

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19th January 2021

Tips to Improve Working From Home

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it seems that offices across the country are destined to remain empty for the foreseeable future. While some people may be delighted to continue working from home, others are less enthusiastic or downright distressed at the prospect. But, no matter our sentiment, for the sake of our wellbeing and […]

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13th January 2021

Tips to Avoid The January Blues While Working From Home

After an extended break or festive period, like Christmas, getting back into the swing of work can prove challenging, both physically and mentally, for most people. Particularly at Christmas, when our daily routine can become utterly disjointed. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercising habits can easily be neglected during the festive season, all of which can […]

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12th January 2021

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. The “How was your day?” app was the result […]

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15th December 2020

Why Company Culture Matters

The phrase company culture often conjures up images of jazzy startups with climbing walls, ping-pong tables, free yoga classes or GitHub’s oval office replica. Mottos such as “we work hard, we play hard” or Google’s “don’t be evil,” may also spring to mind when thinking about a company’s culture. While free massages and pizza lunches […]

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15th December 2020

Trickle Team Donates to Mental Health UK

What better way to end the year than giving back? This year we sat down as a team, well, joined a Zoom call, to reflect on this challenging year and discuss what is important to each of us as we move into the holiday season and approach 2021. It was insightful to hear from our […]

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7th December 2020

Fun Christmas Activities for Remote Teams

Due to the pandemic it seems we’re probably going to have a digital Christmas this year, but that doesn’t mean you should cancel your annual office festivities! In fact, given the current situation, it’s more important than ever that you bring your people together for some Yuletide fun. Usually, the Christmas party is one of […]

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30th November 2020

Why Fun at Work is Important

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” – Dale Carnegie. The benefits of a positive work environment on engagement, wellbeing and productivity are well known, yet despite this, we are still slightly uncomfortable with the concept of having fun at work. It’s a common perception that fun is something that […]

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16th November 2020

Tips to Help Support Employee Mental Health

Mental health plays a key role in people’s physical health, wellbeing and performance, both at home and at work. Over the past few months, the issue of employee mental health has come under the spotlight, as people’s resilience, energy and motivation have been put under enormous strain by the ongoing pandemic. Since March, when the […]

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10th November 2020

How to Prevent Employee Burnout

To say it has been a tough year feels like a huge understatement. How we live our lives and work has been completely disrupted by Covid-19. Since March, people have faced restrictions to both their personal and professional life. Now, as the pandemic continues, and we continue to face an uncertain future, the strain of […]

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27th October 2020

Tech for Good: Enhancing Employee Experience

Public Sector Smart Working recently held a three day virtual summit to explore the topic of using tech for good in the public sector. As part of the summit, our CEO and founder Paul Reid along with Alison McBride of West Dunbartonshire Council and Mark Gannon of Sheffield City Council participated in a panel to […]

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26th October 2020

How to Better Support Managers During a Crisis

Managers play a pivotal role within organisations; how they lead and interact with your employees is a key factor in employee engagement, wellbeing, performance and staff turnover. Managers are your people’s key point of contact and are responsible for leading, supporting and reassuring your people, particularly during a crisis. Resilient, trusted and emotionally intelligent managers […]

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20th October 2020

Reimagining Employee Engagement

Over the past 20 years, employee engagement has risen to prominence within the HR community, and it is widely accepted that organisations with higher levels of employee engagement experience better financial performance. Respected studies have shown that an engaged employee is happier, more productive, innovative and more committed to their job.  Since the term first […]

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12th October 2020

Leaveism is the New “Always-on”

Have you ever found it hard to finish work on time? replied to work emails while on leave, taken time off rather than call in sick? or found yourself unable to comfortably switch off after work? If you answered yes to any of these then you have experienced leaveism. Closely linked to presenteeism, leaveism is […]

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29th September 2020

What is Job Satisfaction and Why Does it Matter?

Job satisfaction can be defined in a number of ways, but in essence it consists of how people feel about their job and the organisation they work for. Do they feel engaged with their tasks? Are they happy at work? Do they get on with their coworkers? Do they like the company? These are just […]

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24th August 2020

Dealing With Presenteeism in the Workplace

Dubbed the ‘new Absenteeism’, Presenteeism tends to occur when employees push themselves to go into the office, even when they feel unwell or are suffering mental health issues. Rather than call in sick they will “soldier on”, which means although they are physically present they are not functioning at their full potential. Presenteeism is a […]

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17th August 2020

When it Comes to Employee Wellbeing Be Proactive Not Reactive

The world of work as we know it has been irrevocably changed by the Coronavirus pandemic. To survive, become more resilient and adaptive to change and continue to thrive, organisations have had to transform at an unprecedented speed. Now more than ever, you need to focus on optimising your engagement with your people to assure […]

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11th August 2020

3 Top Tips to Make Employee Appreciation More Meaningful

Everyone likes to be noticed for a job they have done well, and a sincere thank you can often produce a positive effect. Research has found that employees who feel appreciated and valued for the efforts are more productive, able to complete tasks better, and demonstrate a greater sense of belonging.[1] Without this sincere appreciation […]

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3rd August 2020

Respond, Recover, Reinvent: Operational Recovery Post Covid

“The historic challenge for leaders is to manage the crisis while building the future.” – Henry Kissinger With challenging economic times looming and a drastically altered business landscape, organisations will have to be very focussed yet adroit as they move forward. To recover, stabilise and grow, organisations will have to navigate and deal with a […]

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27th July 2020

Why Practicing Kindness At Work Matters

To say emotions have been running high over the past few months is an understatement. Nearly everyone has been impacted by an increased level of stress and anxiety since the UK went into lockdown, an understandable response given the threat and uncertainty of current circumstances. While people across a number of industries have had their […]

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24th July 2020

5 Tips to Help You Manage Inclusion in Isolation

With nearly half the UK’s working population now working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s important organisations focus on their people’s wellbeing to help them feel fitter, healthier and more engaged at work despite the disruptions. To do this organisations need to take a more pro-active approach to supporting and nurturing employee wellbeing and […]

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21st July 2020

How to Lead & Support Employee Wellbeing During a Crisis

Covid-19 is the first pandemic in over 100 years. Across the globe both public and private organisations are having to rapidly respond as the situation continues to unfold. The pandemic has been, and continues to be, the ultimate stress test for the majority of organisations worldwide. Covid-19 has caused unprecedented levels of disruption to all […]

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13th July 2020

Why You Should Be Encouraging Employee Led Innovation

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished” – Benjamin Franklin. As our business cycle rapidly accelerates and we look toward an uncertain post-pandemic era, now – more the ever – it is essential that organisations continue to evolve and embrace innovation. As lockdown eases and we move from response to recovery, Gartner recommends that organisations take […]

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2nd June 2020

3 Tips for Transitioning People Back to Work After Covid-19

Since March nearly half the UK workforce has been working remotely due to the Coronavirus. Now as the UK Government lays out its plans to ease the lockdown, a return to the workplace is imminent for many people across the country. Transitioning the workforce back into their traditional work environment will be more complicated than […]

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25th May 2020

How to Pro-Actively Support Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace Using Trickle

Employee Wellbeing should always be an ongoing focus for any organisation however, with the pressures caused by Coronavirus it has become particularly important to focus on boosting people’s Wellbeing. Doing so, will help to ensure a workforce is happier, healthier, more secure in their roles and, ultimately more resilient at work.[1] Not only is this […]

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30th March 2020

Trickle’s Tips to Boost Engagement & Wellbeing Throughout COVID-19

At Trickle, we have been working with our customers to gather some tips & guidance on how they have been using our Trickle platform to boost remote engagement, and provide direct wellbeing support during the uncertain weeks ahead. Tip One – Keep People Up-to-Date Using Shout Abouts Whenever you have updates to share with your […]

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18th March 2020

Trickle Offers Free Employee Communication & Wellbeing Support in Response to Covid-19

Due to the spread of Covid-19 several of the world’s largest companies such as Microsoft, Twitter, Apple and Amazon, and Salesforce have made working remotely mandatory in an effort to slow the spread. Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that Covid-19, also known as the Coronavirus, has officially reached pandemic status, more and more […]

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2nd January 2020

The Importance of Psychological Safety in the Workplace

We are living in a knowledge economy where ideas and innovation are currency, and act as a key differentiator in the marketplace. It’s the ideas and knowledge that individuals bring to an organisation that really add value making it more competitive. This value can translate into huge benefits for the company as its workforce is […]

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