Skip, Skip, Skipping To Work – Part One

Today is National Skipping Day! Though, you don’t need a dedicated day to skip, or to partake in any other kind of exercise for that matter. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It’s the miracle cure we’ve always had,...

Happy Employees Does Not Mean They Are Engaged Employees

The notion of happy workers being engaged workers has always struck me as odd.  The assumption is that a happy employee must be an engaged employee. Maybe a better alternative is ‘happy employees are more likely to be engaged than unhappy employees’? This I would be more comfortable with. ...

Red And Yellow And Pink And Green

Aside from designing an ergonomically effective office to enhance your employee’s well-being and happiness at work, you may also want to consider what colours are best to use. Your mood, well-being, feelings and emotions can be radically affected by your environment. The use of colour is an influential communication...

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

One of my favourite past-times is searching for fossilised sharks teeth along a very special bit of the coast near to where I live. My partner and I have spent many a day scouring the beach for them and have found a few hundred or so just in the...

We’re Not Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Today is International Day of Forests – did you know that? “To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them – the whole leaf and root tribe.” – Henry Ward Beecher (American...

If You’re Happy And You Know It………

Did you know today is the International Day of Happiness? Here at The Survey Initiative, we’re always happy. We love what we do, we’re passionate about creating bespoke employee surveys that generate and deliver results, and we enjoy working in partnership with a diverse range of clients from around...

Do As I Do

To be a good leader, you must lead by example.  There is no point in talking the talk unless you walk the walk. By mucking in, you can establish trust, credibility and respect. These are the rudiments that bolster a leader’s ability to lead their organisation, drive up employee...

Another Addition To Our Growing Team

If you’ve been keeping up with all our blogs so far this year, you will know that our company has been fortunate enough to experience rapid growth over the past 12 months. This has meant that our team has had to grow and develop to meet the demands and...

Can You Benefit From Having Empowered Employees?

By definition, employee empowerment means to give or delegate power or authority to an individual or individuals.  The benefits of having an empowered workforce works for both the employer and the employee. More often than not, an organisation that has embraced and actively promoting empowered employees will have a...

Are Your Employees Heading For A Burn Out? Part Two

Yesterday, we discussed the negative effects burn out has on employee engagement. Today, we’d like to offer you some ideas for preventing burn out in your organisation: Look For External Factors If someone has always been enthusiastic and productive at work but now appears to be in a slump,...