In November 2020, Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy at Ella's Kitchen, inspired us when she featured on our webinar “Keeping culture & employee happiness alive in 2021 & beyond”.
She showed us how she supported employees at Ella’s Kitchen during the many challenges of 2020 and instilled a culture of empathetic leadership across the business. Empathetic leadership is a buzzword in HR right now, but Catherine is the true embodiment of what this phrase really means.
Open communication and feedback
Throughout the turbulence of 2020, Perkbox’s Chief People Officer, Mona, continued to instil an open and honest culture.
Through company-wide Q&A sessions, involving employees in the development of new policies and by being honest when things didn’t work out as planned, Mona has shown Perkbox employees that their voices are heard and that leaders and employees are in this together. Perkbox employees are trusted to be their most productive and motivated selves, no matter the circumstances.
Let your employees explore career paths
When we think of an employee's growth in the workplace, we often think of moving up the career ladder. From Associate to Manager, to Team Manager, to Director and so on. But this isn't always the right choice - there are more options for helping your employees grow in their roles.
Perkbox's Product Manager, Emily Jane (Em J) Worker, discusses how growth for employees is not always vertical, but horizontal as well.
Fostering a performance culture
A culture of performance can help to boost your team's overall engagement, morale and ultimately productivity. We sat down with Perkbox's Head of UK Sales, Natasha Blin, as she discusses five key ways to foster a performance culture within your workplace.
Engage employees with social media
How can employee engagement and social media work together? Perkbox's Social Media Manager, Emma Self, discusses some key social media initiatives you can utilise to boost your employee engagement.
A manager's perspective on collaboration
The best solutions and most innovative ideas are created through collaboration. Perkbox's Head of Brand, Karla Mulder, as she discusses the key principles of collaborating and how you can enrich your company culture.