My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in November 2020. She was 9 years old. She’d lost a lot of weight, was drinking a huge volume of water, complained of a tummy ache, was very tired, lacked her usual energy and just before her diagnosis she started to…

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At Home, our vision is to make every employee experience a great one. But, unfortunately, sometimes the feeling we experience before work, especially on a Sunday evening, can be the total opposite. We’ve all had them at one time or another – those pit of your stomach work dreads…

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This thing called work is where we’ll spend, on average, around 90,000 hours of our life. That’s a whole lotta time. So, don’t we deserve to feel good while we’re doing it? It’s a rhetorical question, but I’m going to answer it anyway. Yes. Yes, we do. We all…

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The Creative Reality Check of The Work Project Landing on a visual identity is never an easy task. Design can be very personal and subjective. When we started The Work Project, there was excitement and optimism that the research and visual identity would be something we’d be proud of….

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I recently had the absolute privilege of joining 100 women – and about three men – at Careering into Motherhood live. Bringing together a community of individuals and employers working towards a world where motherhood and ambition can happily co-exist. We shared stories, insights, and advice with a view…

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In 2021, 149.3 million working days were lost due to sickness in the UK. As an employer it would be easy to look at the financial impact this has on your business, let it dictate what you offer your employees and even how you treat them while they’re off…

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Now is it just us, or is it particularly noisy out there right now? We have the horrifying war in Ukraine, and the cost-of-living crisis – not to mention climate change. At work, we’re grappling with post-pandemic pivots, the great resignation and the realities of hybrid working. And at…

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Game changing values

Values shape culture. They verbalise “the way we do things around ‘ere”, guiding our actions and behaviours, empowering us to create the future we want to experience. But the future we want to experience may look very different now, to what it did pre-2020. With flexible working, a wider…

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A 30-year high in inflation is driving up the price of our everyday expenses. Food, clothing, petrol – yep, it’s all going up. And with our energy bills seemingly doubling overnight and possible tax increases on the horizon, there’s no respite expected just yet. It’s clear that the cost-of-living crisis is…

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Creativity isn’t just for designers. Turns out we can all live creatively, every day. It’s no secret that us Homies enjoy living creative lives. Home is famed for creative thinking – and a belief in the power of creativity. In fact, we’re often finding opportunities to infuse our creativity…

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. You could say that’s been Home’s mantra all along… In this blog Liz Clover, Co-Managing Director gives an insight into life at Home, and how even after 40 years we’re still challenging our industry. “It’s Home’s 40th birthday this year. That’s…

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Creating a joyful experience for remote employees Christmas is a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find new ways to spread some festive joy. When social distancing got in the way of the normal Christmas party, Aztec Group asked for some help to design a…

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Ready or not, Boris thinks it’s time to return to the office post-COVID19. At the start of the pandemic the advice was clear: stay home. Workers hurriedly grabbed their laptops and chargers – the lucky ones also took their screens – and set up ‘shop’ at home. All of…

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Yes, we think it is. Employee engagement – and more specifically – engagement of remote workers has consistently been cited as one of the top challenges organisations have faced for a number of years (State of the Sector, 2019). And of course, knowing how to engage and motivate a…

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The field of employee experience is taking off. I’ve never had more conversations with CEOs and board members as I have over the past 12 months. Organisations are realising they need to do things differently and are trying to figure out how – positive psychology, co-creation, giving people a…

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These days we’re finding ourselves having more and more conversations about employee experience – so we decided to launch Roundel 2020, a piece of global research to understand the trends, practices and priority areas. Our workplaces are in the midst of huge transformation and businesses are realising they need…

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Do you know your Employee Value Proposition from your employer brand? Or your values and behaviours from your guiding principles? Do you have a well-articulated purpose, mission and vision? Does any of it really matter anyway? We find there’s lots of confusion out there. Organisations think and talk really…

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Last week I helped one of our wonderful clients create a presentation for a webinar she was giving on the subject of retention. She’d written some dynamic words that encapsulated her beliefs. We had a healthy conversation around some of her ideas and theories and we enjoyed one another’s…

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It’s not often that culture gets so hands on… Northwell Health is a non-profit, 66,000 employee strong, health care system based in New York. Northwell isn’t a normal 9-5. You have to be truly made for health care to deliver an exceptional patient and customer experience. That’s why, this…

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Companies that do good in the world tend to perform well too – but why is this? Home’s Liz Clover shares a fascinating book that attempts to explain why. The Human Brand I’ve just finished reading a book that explores why companies that do good in the world are…

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