Those businesses able to face their future with confidence are the ones focused on achieving better organisational culture. In our breakfast seminar, on 11th June 2019, we heard from Gallagher’s experts in Reward, HR and Internal Communications on how to get there.
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We explored everything from creating a culture that optimises organisational wellbeing and ensures alignment between cultural and employee benefits strategy, to the benefits of bringing together technology, content and line manager communications to facilitate high performing organisations.

To find out more read the full event summary.

Sneak Peak: How to meet all of your business and people needs in an increasingly demanding world

Unemployment in the UK current stands at 3.8%1, its lowest level since the end of 1974. The upshot? Now a well-worn tale in HR circles: a veritable war for talent. Against this backdrop, better businesses have lean and effective teams, different ways of speaking and engaging with the workforce, and a talent pool whose needs are met. They’ve learnt how to do more with less.

On top of the recruitment and retention issue, organisations face economic pressure and uncertainty at global level as well as budgetary challenges, plus multi-generational workforces who expect more than ever before.

It’s a whole new world...or is it?

Ultimately, it’s the age-old challenge. We have to do more with less and do it better than before. This is borne out by Gallagher’s 2018 Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking survey results, revealing that 48% of respondents plan to change benefits this year. Why? Because benefits represent one of the tools to drive recruitment and retention.

Don’t forget culture!

In fact, they’re one of a number of tools. Employees also want fair compensation, work life balance, career progression, to name but a few. Put all these tools together and what do you have? Organisational culture. Your business’ culture is essentially a demonstration of its identity: “what does it feel like to be here?”.

A positive and well communicated culture can get the best from your people. It lets them know what is expected, helps them sense check how they’re doing and can ultimately provide a sense of purpose.

A straightforward example of cultural identity is: “we want this to be a great place to work”. This is about having an engaged workforce, one that is more productive, more collaborative and will go the extra mile. All too often though, other organisational challenges take priority, leaving this crucial piece of the jigsaw playing second fiddle.

To find out more read the full event summary.

If you’d like to learn how we can help your business bring out its better with anything from analysis and diagnostics, to benefits audits and communications please email sayhello@ajg.com and we can schedule a meeting.