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The power of teams Infographic

I’m sure you’ve all heard the adage “Teamwork makes the dream work”, but why does teamwork provide the real competitive advantage? well… if you channel the efforts, talents and resources of yourselves and your team members, not only can you succeed faster and easier but you can also leverage your combined resources, to operate as…

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The value of training Infographic

Having a trained workforce means your workers are learning new skills that can improve production, cut time spent in creation of your product (or service), reduce production costs, reduce mistakes, build confidence in your workforce, and create a better working environment. An investment in your employees’ skill sets is an investment in your company. When…

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MyPeople Meets … Ninika Nanda

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Ninika Nanda, Product and Transformation Leader…     To download a PDF of this interview click…

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What is shared purpose and why does it matter?

What is shared purpose and why does it matter? Shared Purpose, put simply, is the idea that people within your organisation are all aligned to the same mission. Where there is shared purpose, there is drive, alignment, and a collective sense of belonging. It results in happier and more motivated employees, which in turn drives…

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MyPeople Meets … Justin Oon

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Justin Oon, Head of Growth at Cynozure. Connecting the right people with the right solutions at…

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Our top 5 pick of books to read

Our top 5 pick of books to read Here at MyPeople we’re passionate about reading – it’s one of our guilty pleasures! Books can be a source of inspiration and a way to develop skills. They can also help us to become successful by providing knowledge, new insights and different ways of thinking. Reading can assist the…

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MyPeople Meets … Jane Stacey

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Jane Stacey, Founder and Managing Director of IDEACAKE – unlocking the power of purpose and helping…

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Measuring and improving goal alignment

Measuring and improving goal alignment The story goes that when President John F. Kennedy visited the NASA space centre for the first time, he asked a janitor, “what is your job here?”. The janitor replied, “I’m helping to put a man on the moon Mr. President”. This anecdote nicely highlights that a sense of shared…

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MyPeople Meets … Mark Ackers

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Mark Ackers, Head of New Business Development at Refract.ai – Mark’s mission in life is to…

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Measuring ROI on Training and development

Measuring ROI on Training and Development Each year, businesses spend millions on training, with the aim of developing their people, and ultimately their organisation. Whether it is skills training, on the job training, coaching, or leadership development programs, the question remains: How much of the training spend is effective? Furthermore, could the return on investment…

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Getting recruitment right, more often.

Getting recruitment right, more often. Getting recruitment right is extraordinarily hard and getting it wrong is expensive. When recruiting for a role or building a team, there are many assessment tools that help in the recruitment process. Tools that enable us to measure the skills and capabilities of a prospective new teammate – after all,…

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MyPeople Meets … Cam Spencer

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Cam Spencer, with a strong belief in the connection and transference of lessons from the sporting…

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Hiring for Team Fit

Have you read ‘Alchemy: The surprising power of ideas that don’t make sense’ by Rory Sutherland? There is an abbreviated extract around recruitment that I want to share. ‘Imagine you have ten roles to fill, and you ask ten colleagues to each hire one person. They will all try to recruit the best person they…

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TRUST Infographic

Organisations and corporate leaders are constantly seeking new ways to be more agile and innovative. However, there is one time-honoured component of success they frequently overlook – Trust. When you don’t have trust, organisations can’t respond as quickly as they need to with the fast pace of change that we’re seeing in today’s economy.  …

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MyPeople Meets … Manley Hopkinson

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Manley Hopkinson, explorer, author, accomplished keynote speaker, director, senior advisor and the leading voice in the…

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Working life after Covid…

The pandemic has hit many people hard and heading back to work involves a huge mental shift. With so many unprecedented challenges, organisations around the world have had to act swiftly to safeguard employees and move to new ways of working. Working life after the pandemic was never expected to fully go back to what…

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Parallels between Sport and Business

Sports and business have a lot in common in terms of motivation, values and vision. This might explain why so many great athletes become great businesspeople. Just look at how sport captures the attention of the world and you’ll quickly understand its power. Sport has the ability to bring culture, people and passion together. Sport shows…

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MyPeople Meets … Reg Agyeman

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Reg Agyeman, Chief Revenue Officer at StoryShare Learn. After an unusual personalised remote onboarding, having started his…

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The power of values

Values underpin company culture and describe the behaviours we exhibit as a team and what is important to us. Values are not just feel-good catch phrases, they are an integral part of the framework we use in our day to day interactions. As well as; hiring, development and rewarding the team. They are our ‘How’.…

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How are people coping

When we saw in the New Year with fireworks and celebration, no one expected that 2020 would bring us a global pandemic and throw our entire lives into limbo, and yet here we are almost 12 weeks in. Covid-19 or coronavirus has seen the world grind to a halt, and many countries, including the UK,…

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MyPeople Meets … Namrata Sarmah

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month we meet Namrata Sarmah, a strategic and delivery-focused Digital Product Leader with over 12 years’ experience in…

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The benefits to working from home

If you were asked, “What would you prefer: Working from home or going to an office?”, what would your answer have been, prior to the corona virus outbreak? According to FlexJobs 2019 Annual Survey, when asked, most people said they would want the advantage of working from home. Remote working remains the flexible work option…

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Keeping remote employees engaged

When it comes to running a successful business, there is one element that needs to be understood among all others; knowing how to engage your employees. It’s important to recognise why people do the work they do, and what drives them to do it. When managers understand the level of dedication their employees have for…

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MyPeople Meets … Charlie Hodgson

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet Charlie Hodgson, founder and CEO of Charlie Hodgson Performance, which aims to help business…

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Virtual Team Building Activities For Remote Teams

Thanks to innovative technology, the global work environment has seen a colossal shift over the last few years, with even more changes rapidly evolving now. We are very fortunate to have to this technology at our fingertips, especially with UK employees currently stuck working from home. I consider myself as very fortunate, for being exposed…

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How to build trust in remote teams

Most organisations strive to produce high performing teams; groups of goal orientated individuals with focused expertise and complementary skills who collaborate, innovate and produce consistently superior results. Pursuing performance through shared leadership, open communication and clear role expectations. Creating a high-performing team is challenging enough, when said teams are then forced to work from home…

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Keep calm and work from home

At MyPeople, we are very fortunate to work in an organisation where flexible working is normalised and encouraged. However, for many organisations, working from home on a wide scale will be a first-time experiment. Keeping employees engaged and productivity up, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and learning to nurture ongoing business relationships using different strategies…

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MyPeople Meets … Angie Vaux

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet Angie Vaux, Founder and CEO of Women in Tech, a coaching and networking forum…

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Stress Management – How To Cope

According to Perkbox’s 2018 Workplace Stress Survey, work is the most common source of stress for UK adults with 59% having experienced it first-hand. Just 9% of respondents claimed to never experience it at all. That’s an incredible statistic when you consider that there were around 32.54 million people in work in the UK in…

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That’s a wrap! – HR Brilliance and Breakfast 27/02/20

We had a fantastic time working in collaboration with Charlie Hodgson, former England Rugby star who now spends his time working with individuals and organisations to optimise health and performance using science-backed lifestyle assessments and coaching. Discussions covered a range of key issues in the workplace including; improving resilience and the importance of looking at…

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Diversity in the workplace – Why it rocks

According to the CIPD, “Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management – it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual.” We completely agree. Diversity is so much more than just someone’s race or ethnic background. It is the rich tapestry of characteristics and everything else…

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MyPeople Meets … Simon Shaw

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet ex England Rugby player Simon Shaw who now runs a business selling professional rugby…

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Teleflex pilots MyPeople’s relationship and performance analytics platform

Teleflex, a global provider of medical technology products, is piloting MyPeople’s cloud-based relationship and performance analytics platform at its Global Operations and International headquarters in Ireland. The platform will help determine the scale of the issues faced by the organisation as it seeks to re-establish the values-based culture that was the cornerstone of its recent…

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The trouble with Mindfulness

In today’s economy, organisations now rely heavily on the skills, knowledge and experience of the people they employ – also known as ‘human capital.’ High performing teams are essential to the success of any organisation and employees must have the means to support and convey their experiences. People’s ability to increase awareness of their thoughts…

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MyPeople Meets … Joel Turner

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet Joel Turner, Head of People Communication & Culture at Sky Betting & Gaming, who…

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Neil Ashton announced as guest speaker at Crystal Palace FC’s February Business Club lunch in association with MyPeople

Crystal Palace FC’s Business Club lunch in association with MyPeople has confirmed its next joint event which takes place on Thursday 13th February. The guest speaker is Neil Ashton who was previously one of the UK’s leading sports journalists. He now runs his own media, brand and image consultancy with a broad range of clients…

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The importance of Well-Being in the workplace

Well-being is about people and creating conditions for everyone to thrive. Looking beyond the deliverables it includes areas such as health, relationships, education and skills as well as what we do, where we live, our finances and the environment. We spend a large majority of our time in the workplace, so organisations need to create…

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MyPeople Meets … The team

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we give you an insight into the whole MyPeople team – what we do and why…

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MyPeople Meets … Drew Povey

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet we meet Drew Povey who is a leadership authority with a unique multi sector…

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MyPeople features in theHRDIRECTOR magazine

An editorial from MyPeople features in the November issue of theHRDIRECTOR, the leading magazine for HR professionals. MyPeople CEO Christian Hughes discusses the practical issues facing HR when they move from a procedural focus on performance and pay, to taking in the psychological and social wellbeing of employees.

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MyPeople Meets … Clara Wilcox

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people answering questions about what motivates them, their views on organisational values and high performance cultures along with personal insights on why they do what they do.  This month, we meet Clara Wilcox who is the founder of The Balance Collective

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MyPeople Group expands business development team

MyPeople Group, a leading provider of cloud-based relationship and performance analytics solutions, has announced the appointment of Wendy Kilgannon as Sales Manager.  In this new role she will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategies, managing relationships with new and existing clients and building an extensive network of strategic partners across the UK.

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Where is culture?

Stuart Lancaster, the previous England Rugby Manager, had a philosophy that “culture proceeds performance”. It was a slogan that was written on the walls around Twickenham. What this meant was that the delivery of sustainable performance requires the creation of the right environment and culture in order for it to thrive.

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MyPeople features in the HRDIRECTOR Magazine

An editorial from Christian Hughes, CEO of MyPeople Group appeared in the May 2019 issue of theHRDIRECTOR (HRD), the industry’s only independent strategic HR publication. The editorial discusses how organisations prize a high performance culture as it is a proxy for revenue and profits growth. But there is little clarity on the type of organisational…

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MyPeople is recruiting due to business expansion

We are looking to expand our software development team to meet the increasing demand from our rapidly expanding customer base.   Senior Software Engineer Machine Learning / Data Development   We are looking for a versatile and motivated senior software engineer that specialises in Machine Learning services. This is an exciting opportunity to help design…

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Everyday Loans deploys MyPeople platform to achieve business success through the aggregation of marginal gains

Everyday Loans, the leading branch-based provider of unsecured consumer loans, has deployed MyPeople’s new cloud-based employee performance management and engagement analytics platform after successfully completing a proof of concept pilot. Developed by the same analytics team that helped GB cycling, GB rowing and England Rugby to achieve outstanding success through the aggregation of marginal gains,…

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Can you measure Team IQ?

Working with successful teams in different sports, ‘team smarts’ or ‘team maturity’ is a recurring theme that emerges in discussions with elite coaches. This refers to knowing how and when to manage a game though the different phases of a game. This can take a variety of forms. For example, football coaches we’ve worked with…

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A word on culture, performance and England Rugby

When Stuart Lancaster managed England Rugby into the 2015 World Cup, the coaching team’s mantra was ‘Culture Underpins Performance’. Many other successful sporting teams share this philosophy and place significant emphasis on culture. However when Eddie Jones became manager of England Rugby, his philosophy for success was different: ‘Winning Breeds Culture’. But who has got…

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Annual performance reviews are dead – what now?

The trend to move away from annual reviews is gathering pace, with more and more global organisations like Deloitte already ditching this process. However, this leaves a void in employee, manager and organisational communication and reporting. What can replace the annual review and deliver a more effective methodology of measuring performance? Annual reviews don’t work…

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