How to improve mental health in the workplace

We’re thrilled to be able to tell you about our new ‘Purple Wellbeing Index’ which is due to launch in 2020. This is a simple yet powerful tool that will enable you to monitor the wellbeing levels across your organisation and enable people to self-assess and request support. Workplace stress not only causes a lot of lost sleep, it’s also triggering almost half of the UK workforce to look for an alternative job. Shock statistic time? Maybe, though not all that surprising really when you consider that, every day, the average person is bombarded with enough information to overload [...]

2019-11-27T16:35:21+00:00 November 27th, 2019|

Best Places to Work in Hospitality – Key insights

A partnership between The Caterer and employee engagement experts Purple Cubed, proudly sponsored by Umbrella Training. The awards shine a spotlight on those who have become exceptional places to work, employing happy, motivated, productive people. Purple Cubed and The Caterer came together to introduce these awards five years ago with a view to helping drive employee engagement, share great practice and improve hospitality’s reputation as a great place to work. And it’s working! From 2018 to 2019, we saw a 4% increase in engagement scores, with an average, now, of 81%. We’ve compiled key insights and outcomes into a [...]

2019-05-23T12:06:57+00:00 May 15th, 2019|

Purple Breakfast Club – Summary of Outcomes

On 3rd October, at an exclusive event for the C-Suite, business owners and investors within the hospitality space, an exclusive audience of 30 of hospitality’s ‘great and good’ gathered to debate:   PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST - YOUR BEST BUSINESS MOVE   Richard Branson’s been saying it for years, Luke Johnson wrote about it in The Times. So why isn’t every board putting people at the top of the agenda?   PANEL: TIM KIDD, MD, Kantar Worldpanel, Europe and US - placed 5th in The Glassdoor Top 50 most people-centric CEOs (ahead of Mark Zuckerberg, Rob Papps, Tim Cook) KIERAN LAWTON, [...]

2018-10-10T11:15:40+00:00 October 10th, 2018|

How to manage the Brexit ‘people panic’

Hospitality is facing a huge recruitment drive from a reduced pool of candidates, so how can you make your offer stand out, asks Jane Sunley A cross vast swathes of the hospitality industry, there’s something of a recurring theme – skills shortages threatened by Brexit. But beyond just panicking, there are some creative solutions that can be implemented to ensure your business is as attractive as possible to the available workforce. We’ve had staffing crises before and we’ll have them again, so this is now less about panicking and more about finding different and creative solutions. Offer reassurance The smart [...]

2018-10-02T16:18:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|

Organisations with strong and transparent cultures perform better

Having clearly-defined and communicated values helps companies attract and develop key talent Companies with strong cultures perform better, a study from Mercer has revealed. In research seen exclusively by HR magazine, Mercer analysed Glassdoor feedback from 75,000 current and former employees who were asked to rate their employer’s culture from one to five. Businesses that scored highly tended to be team-orientated and stand by their values. Firms with a ‘great’ culture had a total shareholder return (TSR) outperformance median of 3%; companies rated ‘bad’ for culture had a TSR outperformance of -11%. The research found that while company culture can create [...]

2018-05-08T16:51:55+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Business leaders failing to drive change

This article originally appeared in HR Magazine - Business leaders failing to drive change Leaders are reluctant to make changes in their organisations, research from Purple Cubed has revealed The research found that, while employers recognise challenges within their businesses, few felt they were able to take action through investing in new ideas, instead choosing cost-cutting, risk-averse approaches. In its qualitative research Purple Cubed found that of the 60 leaders interviewed, few saw managing change as a priority. The majority saw the economy and political climate as the biggest risk to their organisations. Furthermore, many leaders felt too overwhelmed by [...]

2018-04-12T10:11:08+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Women of the year 2017 – Jane Sunley

Business author and Purple Cubed Founder, Jane Sunley will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch today as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day This year’s event will take place on Monday 16 October 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. Previous attendees of the Women of the Year Lunch have included: Eimear McBride, Ellen MacArthur, Fern Britton, Dame Harriet Walter, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, [...]

2017-11-09T11:34:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Best Places To Work In Hospitality 2017 – The Outcomes

The best of the best in hospitality are identified via our unique employee led survey. This allows people to rate the aspects of their employment they consider important, providing valuable insights towards driving business improvements. We've put together the results of this years' survey, with the latest on what really makes a great place to work.

2018-01-31T14:52:47+00:00 July 19th, 2017|