New Balls Please!

With the World Cup and Wimbledon dominating the sports news at the moment, it’s no wonder people are inspired and motivated to increase their physical activity. Any increase in exercise or physical activity is good for you, but regular exercise is the most beneficial of all. And it’s the...

England’s Engagement Problem

So, another World Cup and another lackluster performance from England (1st half against Italy aside). After a half decent qualification period from England and Roy Hodgeon’s promise to blood the younger players and the English media seemingly setting expectations decidedly lower, where did it all go wrong? England players don’t...

Quantitative And Qualitative Research Techniques

In the world of employee research, there are two general approaches to gathering and reporting information: qualitative and quantitative techniques. Quantitative methods are generally concerned with the collection and analysis of numerical data, while qualitative methods are more concerned with producing and examining perceptions and interpretations. When it comes...

Summer Vacation Cancelled – Employee Engagement Levels Plummet

The BBC is today reporting – “British passengers are being disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike in France that has led to flight cancellations.” With the strike intending to last over 6 days, this could undoubtedly affect thousands of British holidaymakers. Just imagine – you’ve worked hard all...

My Boss And His Snickers

I find it hard to justify eating chocolate bars, it’s not that I don’t like them, but being on what seems like a permanent diet to keep my weight down, I know if I have one, it will lead to another, then another, then….. So, when the boss gets...

Get The Measure Of It

An organisations employee engagement level is simply a yardstick for how emotionally motivated, committed, and connected people are to their work however organisations with high levels of employee engagement considerably outperform competitors whose employees are not engaged. With that in mind, it would be prudent for any organisation to...

You Gotta Let Them Know – Part Three

Within the last few blogs, we’ve looked at how critical it is to effectively communicate your employee survey in order to achieve high response rates. But what is also vital is the communication of the results, and proposed actions by the organisation based on those results, to its workforce....

You Gotta Let Them Know – Part Two

Yesterday we talked about the importance of effective communication of the launch of an employee survey. Whilst it is imperative that employees know why a survey is being carried out and assured actions will be taken upon its results, in order to keep up the momentum and interest while...

You Gotta Let Them Know – Part One

Want the best from your employee survey? Then, you need to encourage as many of your employees to complete it as you can. Your employee survey should be treated as seriously as you would any of your products or services. It must be of high quality, and it must...

Bringing Your Team Together

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford Back in February, I wrote a blog about ‘Just How Advantageous Is Good Team Working?’ which highlighted to organisations the benefits that come about from having a great team. Strong teamwork is an...