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360 Degree Feedback – What’s It All About?

February 27th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | 1 Response

360 degree feedback has a few different synonyms, for example, multi-rater feedback, multi-source feedback, multi-source assessment or panoramic feedback and is a type of employee survey.

360 degree feedback is a technique and a tool that affords each employee an opportunity to obtain feedback from their manager, peers, co-workers, representatives from other departments and sometimes customers and suppliers. They are normally carried out hand in hand with an individual’s staff appraisal and allows each individual to understand how effective they are as an employee and how they are perceived by others they work with.

Unlike traditional evaluations, 360 degree feedback nurtures an atmosphere of teamwork and trust. Working together, employees commit themselves to complete honesty and help each other achieve an understanding of their performance and actions. This experience, particularly when appraisal results are encouraging, can build trust among colleagues to foster high-performance teams and effective and successful organisations.

The main reason why organisations use this … read more »

Just How Advantageous Is Good Team Working?

February 26th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Again, following on from one of our previous blogs highlighting the top five trends and themes to open questions in employee engagement surveys, we’d like to discuss the topic of team working.

The majority of organisations recognise that having good teamwork in the workplace is a crucial element of a productive company, so here are just some of the benefits that can be of value to your organisation.

Efficient and Productive Teamwork

When a team works together in unison, they are better equipped to achieve more than its individual associates can do alone. A team coming together can apply different and varying skills enabling more effective solutions to be found. Every individual has fields of expertise and experience, and co-operation allows each member to concentrate on what he or she does best. Having mutual support brings encouragement to people to accomplish goals that they may never have otherwise realised. Teams often need time to build on their working relationships … read more »

Employee Training – How Appropriate and Up-To-Date Training Can Drive Employee Engagement

February 25th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

In one of our previous blogs, we talked about the top five trends and themes to open questions in employee engagement surveys.

Here, we’d like to look at one of those popular themes – training and how ensuring your staff get the training they need to carry out their duties will drive employee engagement and increase performance and productivity.

Investing in training programs will assist your staff to develop both personally and professionally.

Change affects training and development needs

There is no doubt that the rate at which change occurs in any organisation will have an influence on workplace learning. If change is happening rapidly, then there is a greater need to develop new skills or enhance those already held by your workers.  Change also highlights the importance of training and education as a means of furnishing your workforce with the necessary tools needed to adapt to evolving skill requirements, organisational change and the increasing difficulties in … read more »

Speak And Show

February 24th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

One powerful employee engagement activity to consider is the organising of storytelling sessions.

Stories teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. It’s a unique way for your employees to better develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for their work colleagues and the organisation they work for. Listening to stories enable us to rethink and change our actions and behaviours and they promote a positive attitude to staff from all levels of your organisation.

These story telling exercises can become even more influential and fundamental in your employee engagement efforts if coupled and supported by the use of visuals. The use of imagery to accompany a story helps to illustrate what is being said and what is needing to be understood. Visualisation gives people an alternative prospective on what is going on among people at work on a day to day basis and can help them to be involved, more engaged and better connected to problematic and challenging … read more »

The Survey Initiative Wins Employee Engagement Contract With GC Aesthetics

February 19th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

The Survey Initiative has been appointed to work with GC Aesthetics – the leading independent medical aesthetic company in the world. The staff survey provider will analyse employee engagement within the company’s 400 strong workforce across UK, France, Spain Germany, Turkey, Mexico and Brazil, and will create a bespoke survey and turnaround results and analysis in just six weeks.

GC Aesthetics is a growing business with manufacturing plants in the UK and France and offices throughout the world.  The company is keen to understand how employees feel about the business, and to start a process where staff identify with the ‘global’ company as well as the brand they work for.

Julia Marsan, Global HR Director, GC Aesthetics, explains: “We are beginning a journey with our colleagues which is about building employee engagement and rolling out our vision and values to support our business growth and aspirations.

“We engaged The Survey Initiative because they had a strong partnership approach to conducting … read more »

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