The Business Blog


The Rise of Digital Gift Cards

April 11th 2018

Posted in: Business Tips & Advice, Employee Motivation

speech bubbles showing why businesses should use gift cards.As digital and e-vouchers registered impressive growth in 2017, Jon Dixon, head of gifting, looks at how the emergence of digital issuance is not only shaping the gifting industry, it’s helping to attract new customers to using gift cards.

By their nature, gift cards offer choice. Choice of what to spend them on, and to a lesser extent, when to spend them, and how. Gift cards allow employers the ability to motivate, reward or engage a wide range of people and demographics with one mechanic. But there was always a restricting factor, whether it be awaiting postal delivery of the card, or which channels they could be spent on. Whilst suitable for most occasions, the development of digital gifting has seen these constraints diminish, propelling gift cards back to prominence for businesses looking to reward or incentivise. Read more »


Tips to help motivate your employees

February 9th 2018

Posted in: Employee Motivation

In 2015, Argos for Business launched the idea of a national day to help remind business leaders of the importance and impact a simple thank you can have on people and business performance. And Employee Motivation Day (EMD) was born.
Since then thousands of businesses have used the concept of holding an event as a way to bring motivation and its importance to the forefront of their leaders thinking and behaviour.
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6 qualities of a successful leader

January 11th 2018

Posted in: Business Tips & Advice, Employee Motivation


Being in a leadership position can be challenging on many levels. Dealing with the responsibilities of being in charge, managing teams of people, delivering on time and on budget whilst inspiring those around you – it’s a big job for even the most natural born leaders.
When asked what makes a good leader, here are the qualities most often quoted by staff: Read more »


How to organise the Office Secret Santa

December 7th 2017

Posted in: Employee Motivation

As the busy Christmas season approaches, many of us will be making plans for the festive season in the office. Whether you’re in charge of a big or small team, one of the best ways to create some festive fun in the workplace is to organise a Secret Santa. Read more »


Five Christmas Gift ideas for your employees

November 9th 2017

Posted in: Business Tips & Advice, Employee Motivation

Christmas is an exciting time in the office. Somehow, despite busy workloads, endless shopping to do and presents to wrap, everyone manages to get into the spirit of Christmas. And if you’re the boss, it is the perfect opportunity to boost morale in the workplace and reward your staff for the year they’ve had and make sure they look forward to the next one.
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