Don’t stress. How long should a blog post be?

When I speak to business operators, I get a lot of reasons (or excuses) as to why they’re not blogging regularly. However, the most common one is a preconceived notion that blogging is a long form communication, so each post needs to be hundreds of words long. So, they think that they simply don’t have … Continue reading Don’t stress. How long should a blog post be?

Correction: Employee engagement is not a program.

I have a correction to make. Since I posted the article ‘10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail’ last year, I’ve received a great response, and it’s been so encouraging to hear how businesses are implementing these steps and achieving success with them However… As time has gone by, I’ve started to realise an obvious … Continue reading Correction: Employee engagement is not a program.

A final note for the year.

Here at Optune, something we generally try not to do is spend too much time looking to the past. ‘Always forward’ is our motto after all. Yet, as 2018 draws to a close, it would be remiss of us not to sit back and reflect a little on what a fantastic year it has been. … Continue reading A final note for the year.

How to give your copywriting the pizazz it deserves.

When it comes to getting your message across to your target audience in a way that inspires and motivates them to act, never underestimate the power of strong, well-written copy. After all, why would you want to just inform your readers when you could fuel their passion and ignite their curiosity? Effective marketing copy, whatever … Continue reading How to give your copywriting the pizazz it deserves.

The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

“Consider this email your verbal warning.” As comical as this may sound – after all how can a verbal warning be delivered by email? – this line is taken from an actual disciplinary email I came across recently sent to an employee by their manager. The situation was that the employee had made an error … Continue reading The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

9 reasons why you should hire a strategic copywriter.

The creation of quality copy is a vital element in any business’s online presence, but it can quickly get overwhelming if you don’t know how to do it or where to start first in terms of hiring a copywriter. Regardless of knowing just how badly you need it, sometimes your web copy can get pushed … Continue reading 9 reasons why you should hire a strategic copywriter.

10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail

Picture this. The senior executive team of a large operational business with a big blue collar workforce (a construction company, industrial manufacturer, logistics company, etc) are having their weekly meeting and lamenting over the figures. Sales are down, productivity is down, sick leave is up and there is a general feeling of poor morale around … Continue reading 10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail