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Staff Engagement & Team Building
Do you sometimes feel your team aren’t giving their all? Are you frustrated at a seeming lack of enthusiasm from your colleagues? Does it sometimes feel like you’re on a one-person mission?
Asking yourself these kinds of questions can be a sign of a disengaged workforce. It’s no surprise that happy, engaged employees perform better, deliver higher levels of productivity and demonstrate commitment and loyalty to achieving a common business goal.
To drive business growth and profitability, your staff need to feel happy and engaged. Get this right, and you’ll reap the rewards.
OF OUR CLIENTS STATED THAT THEY WERE ‘SATISFIED’ WITH OUR SERVICES
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OF OUR CLIENTS STATED THAT THEY WERE ‘VERY SATISFIED’ WITH OUR SERVICES
Your Human Resources Team
Conducting employee surveys
Do you want to understand how you can create better engagement with your workforce to drive greater business results? It all starts with finding out what makes them tick; and what doesn’t.
Employee surveys are an ideal way to gain honest insight into the minds of your staff. The results of an employee survey can create opportunities for changes and improvements that help develop a culture of togetherness and create a common purpose across your team.
Howarths can create employee surveys for your business and manage the entire process; from compiling the questions, to issuing the survey and collating and evaluating the feedback.
Developing employee engagement strategies
Remember; your people are your business. For ambitious companies chasing growth, an effective employee engagement strategy is key to success.
Our expert HR team will work with you to get under the skin of your business, define what you want your culture to look like, and then design and implement a comprehensive employee engagement strategy to ensure your team is fully on board with getting you there.
Working with Howarths on employee engagement will create a thriving, happy, well-supported team, while at the same time helping reduce staff turnover and increase employee advocacy.
Bespoke employee engagement training
So you’ve conducted your employee engagement survey and the results are in, but how do you set about making real change? Understanding the next steps is essential.
Our HR experts will work with your management team to provide bespoke employee engagement training based on the outcome of your employee engagement survey.
We’ll coach you to build confidence in understanding what makes an engaged workforce, and then show you techniques to help you apply this knowledge to the findings of your survey.
We can deliver training to one person or a group of senior leaders, so let us know what works for you.
A word from our clients...
“With over 40 retail stores across the UK and employing over 200 staff, it is extremely important that we are supported by a professional and competent team. Moda In Pelle have been working with Howarths for over 9 years now and their pragmatic, commercially focused legal support has been crucial in adding value to our business operations.”
Moda In Pelle
“The team at Howarths are always available to talk to and offer clear advice and have supported us through some tough periods of change. I would recommend Howarths for all of your employment law, HR and H&S needs.”
“At Howarths we get exactly what we need - a personal service, tailored to our needs. All the team at Howarths are great and we know that when we do have a query that we will get the most appropriate advice, in a timely manner that is easy to understand. We would not hesitate in recommending Howarths.”
``The knowledge base, commitment and attention to detail are second to none; it's refreshing to partner such a forward thinking, competent HR provider who delivers real value to our organisation.”
``Howarths' knowledge and skill can always be relied upon. Just as importantly, their friendly and personal touch instills confidence at all times.”
Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
``We have found the support and advice from Howarths invaluable. I would highly recommend the Howarths team to any company. You never know when you may need them.”
The Pink Link
“Howarths provide an invaluable service and provide a level of reassurance that professional advice is always on hand at a time when the business needs it.”
“The team at Howarths offer you professional advice, support and comfort in your HR needs when you need it and you know that the advice will be accurate and above all within the current guidelines due to their excellent background in Employment Law. They are also a great source of training in all aspects of HR and it's all delivered in an easy to understand manner for myself and my team”.
“A competent, honest and highly professional company. The staff are passionate about their jobs, welcoming and supportive. The advice they give both verbally and in writing is always promptly delivered and instils me with confidence, even in the most difficult of situations”.
Wakefield Independent School
“We have used Howarths for several years now and to know that we have such a reliable, professional and knowledgeable organisation at the end of the telephone who can advise and guide us in all aspects of HR is worth its weight in gold”.
Robert Watts Estate Agents
“We know that should an issue arise, we can rely on them for step-by-step advice on how to deal with it. In our dealings with Howarths we have found that issues are dealt with promptly and with utmost professionalism”.
R&L Enterprises Ltd
“Howarths has become an invaluable asset to the essential smooth running of our business and in safeguarding our employee relationships; the friendly, professional service has become a cost-effective “can’t do without” business tool”.
“Howarths have been supporting Children’s Place’s employment practice for the past 7 years. We have always been impressed by how positive and professional all members of the team are. The support we receive is invaluable, as it is always effective and dealt with in an efficient timely manner. With a staff team of around 200, Howarths really do support our employment practice in all aspects of delivery”.
Children’s Place Ltd
“Aztek International has been a happy client of the Howarth Partnership for over ten years. On the rare occasion where you need their service, they react immediately, and it is good to have someone who is on your side. They will always guide you down the right track and make sure you do not make any impulsive mistakes. It is great to have someone you can have an open conversation with, and get great advice back”.
“Having been successfully supported by the team at Howarths for nearly five years now, we can confidently say that the highly tailored advice, guidance, documentation and most importantly, practical solutions offered to us by all its team members has always been of the highest standard and extremely responsive. A relationship with Howarths is therefore a must-have for all businesses in this day and age!”
“Howarths have been supporting us and our clients for many years. We have always received expert practical advice. No problem or quick question is too small or too much trouble”.
GL Barker Accountants
Although our current providers drastically reduced their rates I knew that from the moment Tracey arrived, and had then gone through what they could offer, Howarths seemed the right kind of people for us”
``As we have grown over the past couple of years, our relationship with Howarths has become a key part of the business. They are both pro-active and re-active to events happening in the world and our business, and have become a key member of the group”.
“We had been using the services of Howarths for several years on an ad-hoc basis until Gavin advised we would be better off using their yearly contract package. We now sign up every year safe in the knowledge that Gavin and his team will be there when we need them for all of our employment related questions. Excellent service and advice always given.”
“I would not hesitate in using / recommending Howarths – a dedicated, reliable and honest company across the board”.
John Alderson & Son
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