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Why tracking employee engagement is so important

April 25th, 2012 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management has put some hard figures on the effectiveness of tracking employee engagement.

The study (of 770 HR leaders) had some very interesting outcomes.  76% of companies with a formal recognition programme report an increase in productivity.  Where employee engagement levels are tracked, companies reported:

“their employees were satisfied with their level of recognition for a job well done; thought managers and supervisors effectively acknowledged employees; and, that employees are rewarded according to performance. Those respondents at companies without a recognition program agreed with each of those statements at much lower rates.”

What’s more, the 15% of HR leaders in the study that go further and track the effectiveness of their recognition programmes stated they could clearly see an increase in productivity, engagement, return on profit margins, and employee and customer retention.

Worryingly however, less than  50% of respondents track levels of employee engagement, this is a major concern.

We’ve long been advocates of using surveys … read more »

Places for People chooses The Survey Initiative to deliver its employee engagement survey

April 24th, 2012 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

Employee engagement research specialists chosen

We are delighted to announce that Places for People has chosen us to work alongside them in the delivery of their ongoing employee engagement survey.

With in excess of 60,000 homes, 13 businesses, c 3000 staff and assets of over £3 billion, it is vital that UK property management, development and regeneration group Places for People has the most engaged workforce possible. Its people are its lifeblood, and it works hard to look after them; employee engagement is key.

Places for People chose us from a shortlist of three research specialists, believing that it had many shared corporate and cultural values. Liz Sharrocks, Places for People’s Employee Engagement Advisor explains:

“We felt that the team at The Survey Initiative had many shared values with Places for People, and we particularly liked the bespoke approach they took to our needs. They have a closely-knit team and we were impressed by their enthusiasm and can-do attitude”.

Rejecting the one-size fits all employee … read more »

3 simple ways to boost employee engagement

April 18th, 2012 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and less staff turnover — and creates a happier, healthier place to work.

And while it can sometimes be hard to spot the signs of employees who are becoming less engaged, prevention is always better than the cure.

That’s why forward-looking directors and managers make sure that every aspect of their employees’ working day is examined through the lens of staff engagement.

Time and time again, they’ve found that getting three key factors right keeps employees engaged and stops problems happening before they take hold.

Why don’t you try them for yourself?


When employees feel in control of their work, they put more into their jobs. But when their work has to be approved by many layers of management, they can begin to feel disempowered.

You may not be in a position to change your management structure (and it may be a bad idea to do so), but … read more »

Latest article on employee engagement published

April 16th, 2012 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

Our friends over at HR Zone have kindly published our latest article on an oft forgotten aspect of employee engagement.

Click to read more about talking less and listening more

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