Pointless Employee Surveys – I Don’t Think So!

It is true that many employees believe their annual staff survey is just a tick a box exercise for the HR department, or the organisation is looking for trouble, or that the results will be skewed, or results won’t be acted on, or its waste of their time, or...

Reducing Our Impact On The Environment

We at The Survey Initiative are absolutely committed to reducing our impact on the environment and have established a carbon neutral policy. One of the actions we take to show our commitment is to continue to conduct communications online to reduce paper usage and waste where-ever possible. As an...

Much Muttering Going On

We all love happy employees! But what is for sure is that it is very difficult for organisations to keep their employees happy and there will always be a certain amount of discontented employees to deal with. These chronic grumblers have the distinctive ability to spread their discontent and...

Creating A Greener Working Environment

It is a reality that these days’ organisations are expected to be green, and this is something they are rapidly having to face up to. If they have got any sense, they should be more than keen to make healthy and green changes to the working environment. After all,...

Just What Is Driving This Thing?

One of the most important factors for effective employee engagement is that the employees must be willing to participate, regardless of the size, shape, location or type of organisation. Whilst it’s accepted that there will always be some resistance to change or new concept amongst employees, it is also...

What? Brain Foods Improve Employee Engagement Levels?

Organisations are fast realising that they need to inspire their workforce to go the extra mile and feel passionate and engaged in their work and in the future of who they work for. In a nutshell, many organisations now realise that engaged employees are an influential source of competitive...

Just How Important Are Soft Skills?

Soft skills refer to a collection of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with as well as enhancing their interactions, job performance and career prospects. Organisations value soft skills as they are just as important an indicator of...

It’s Here! Social Media Chit Chat

There is no doubt that there has been a rapid increase in the popularity of social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. They offer many benefits to their users, including connecting with new people, they provide the ability to share ideas and opinions with likeminded people either...

High Employee Engagement Levels = Strong Work Ethics

Did you know employees with high employee engagement levels are highly likely to have strong work ethics? If you think about it when someone has a strong work ethic, they are dedicated to a job that they believe is valuable. They hold themselves to high standards of responsibility and...

Take Time Out To Exercise At Work And Eat Properly

I remember reading a few years back that China had re-introduced mandatory exercise during the working day and I wondered at the time whether it was a good idea. The answer is – absolutely, especially when you consider the benefits it can bring to both employers and employees. This...