Category Archives: Communications

Infographic: Gamification increases employee engagement by 48 percent

Gamification isn’t just turning corporate policies or information into a game. It’s “the application of game-design principles in non-game scenarios to solve a problem or to engage an audience,” an infographic from Nudge Rewards explains.

In a time when only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work, finding new ways to ensure employees are invested in their organizations’ success is critical.

According to the infographic, gamification is a proven way to reengage employees. Organizations that use gamification can increase employee engagement by 48 percent.

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary to appear before Banking Inquiry

Former chief executive officer of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority Patrick Neary will appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry as part of its nexus phase public hearings tomorrow, 28 May 2015.
Business and Leadership – Leadership

20 best employee benefits

Benefits and perks may be hard to come by these days, but trust me. They exist. We at Vetter love a perk or two!

Don’t believe me? Check out these 20 employee benefits:

1. Long paternity leave: While new moms get 18 weeks of maternity leave, some companies offer new dads paid time-off, as well. Eighteen weeks versus six? What’s going on here? I say give males and females the same amount of time-true gender equality in the workplace starts with paid time off! (Sarcasm, folks, sarcasm.)

Ban Ki-moon to begin three-day trip to Ireland on Sunday

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon begins a three-day trip to Ireland this Sunday.
Business and Leadership – Leadership

Infographic: How blogging boosts your bottom line

If you work with executives, you know that they respond to numbers.

To get leaders on board with any communications initiative, you have to show them how your idea will make money, save money or help them accomplish a goal.

If you’ve been trying to convince your executives that your organization should start a blog or devote more resources to one, this infographic from Quicksprout can help. It explains how blogging contributes to an organization’s bottom line, offering a few interesting statistics.

For example, 57 percent of organizations with a blog have acquired a customer from the blog, and organizations with brand-centric blogs see 80 percent more visits to their websites.

Organizations with more than 200 blog posts get 4.6 times more traffic than those with fewer than 20 blog posts.