The Good, the Bad and the Funny - Issue #12

by Duncan
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This week’s newsletter reveals some of the best practices big companies implement to keep their employees happy. Whether we are talking about perks or a fun working environment, it’s easy to find your inspiration

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The Good, the Bad and the Funny - Issue #11

by Duncan
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This week's newsletter brings some of the best perks seen from the eyes of the employees. You'll discover what makes work valuable and how some advantages can turn a job into your second home. 
Unfortunately, life is not that great for everybody. Some employees need to face excessive overtime and harmful uniforms. You'll be surprised to see which companies are responsible for inadequate treatment.

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The Good, the Bad and the Funny - Issue #10

by Duncan
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This week's newsletter is about startups and how they treat their employees. You'll find that they come with amazing perks and a competitive working environment. On the other hand, not every story is a successful one.  

And if you have no idea what to eat at work tomorrow, you better check our funny section. We have some amazing and delicious ideas for you.  

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The Good, the Bad and the Funny - Issue #9

by Duncan
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This week's newsletter is about perks and how important they are for employees. Did you know that Google celebrated its 18th birthday this week? Check out the employee recognition programs and discover why it's so fun to work for this company. 
And if you think you have enough work experience to satisfy the needs of nowadays recruiters, think again. See the expectations vs. reality in our "Funny" section...

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Discover little-known Continuous improvement strategy examples - YOU can implement

by Duncan
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In order for businesses to remain relevant, functional and productive, they should consider adopting continuous improvement strategies. In this way managers and business owners are able to monitor and measure employee performance and overall productivity. This information serves as a foundation for making improvements and enjoying continued success. ...

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New features: 'Connector' and 'Idea Pre-approval'

by Steve
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We're on a roll here at Vetter, with two new features being added this month (March 2016). Below you can find a brief outline of the features. To get any of these new 'Power Features' switched on or find out more about how they might meet your specific needs, contact us.     



Connector – enable employees without email addresses to participate






This feature enables companies who have staff that do not have their own email address to log in and participate in Vetter. This is great for manufacturing and/or non-office based businesses. We've already had some great success with this, with some of our UK customers.




Idea moderation - approve ideas before the go public




Would you like a little more control over what gets submitted to Vetter? Then try out our Idea Moderation feature. If this is switched on, then all ideas will be sent to the Admins of the account for approval, before they are posted live. Approving or Rejecting an idea is as simple as clicking a link (see screenshot).

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Feature announcement - 'Idea Owners'

by Steve
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Today we proudly announce a neat new feature - Idea Owners.



This feature enables Admins to assign any user as an ‘Idea Owner’ of a particular Vetted Idea. This ‘Idea Owner’ can then provide feedback on the idea (if/when it will be implemented etc.) via the Vetted Ideas/Idea Status pages.    

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5 proactive Employee Involvement Techniques

by Duncan
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If there’s one thing every business manager knows, it’s that an engaged, proactive employee is a happy employee. Being proactive in the workplace requires a high level of enthusiasm and engagement, and that kind of attitude always affects productivity in a positive way. It also brings on feelings of satisfaction in the employee, and that in turn leads to success and stability in the office. 



Sounds like a win-win proposition, doesn’t it? How can a company help to inspire employees to greater involvement and productivity though? Let’s take a look at a few employee involvement techniques that may greatly inspire employees to become more involved and engaged at the workplace, and thus become happier and more productive workers.

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Six Experts’ Definitions – What is Six Sigma?

by Duncan
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Since its first major implementation in the mid-1980s, Six Sigma has become synonymous with quality improvement.  Its roots, however, stretch back more than one hundred years to the early and mid-nineteenth century when Carl Friedrich Gauss showed how probability could be represented by a bell-shaped or “normal” curve that peaks around the mean or expected value and quickly falls off towards infinity. 


In the 1920s, the concept that would become Six Sigma took another step forward when Walter Shewhart showed that three sigma from the mean is the point where a process requires correction.   Another sixty years would go by before engineer Bill Smith presented the concept of Six Sigma to Motorola Chairman Bob Galvin who then incorporated the metrics into the company’s processes.  Six Sigma Black Belts arrived, things got ‘lean’ and we then arrive at to our first definition of Six Sigma provided by its developers and summed up nicely by Wikipedia....

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Fun Office Activities To Boost Morale

by Guest Poster
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Numerous studies have proven that happy staff are more productive and perform better in the workplace than staff who are not happy with their jobs. Salary increases may not always be an option, but there are other ways to boost the morale in the office. Many staff would benefit from some fun office activities to boost morale.

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