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The Survey Initiative Becomes Finalist in County’s Business Awards

July 30th, 2015 by tsiadmin | No Responses

The exponential growth of a leading Colchester-based staff survey and employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has led to it being shortlisted for this year’s Essex Business Excellence Awards.

As a finalist in the Best Growing Business category, The Survey Initiative which launched in 2006, now counts the Telegraph, Scania, Natural History Museum, NHS Trusts, Vimto, Big Yellow Storage and Babcock among its clients.

Over the past two to three years in particular, the company has achieved outstanding success, with over 80% of its business coming through either repeat business or referrals.

The Survey Initiative Director, Gary Cattermole, is understandably delighted to be a finalist: “I believe we can attribute our success to the fact that we provide outstanding customer service. This is supported by feedback we have received from our client perception survey – 97% of our clients stated that the quality of our work and the service we provide has improved or stayed the same over … read more »

Is An Ergonomic Process Worth The Cost?

July 28th, 2015 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Are your staff complaining about aches and pains? Perhaps they aren’t performing at their best? Well perhaps their workstation and working environment has something to do with it.

Hunching over a desk may not seem like a major safety risk now, but imagine the possible health risks of spending 15 years working from that same position!

Having an ergonomic working environment is important because when you’re doing a job and your body is stressed by an awkward posture, extreme temperature, or repeated movement, your body could be adversely affected. Symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, and pain, are not going to be of any benefit to either the employee or employer.

Business owners and managers are constantly trying to find ways to boost employee engagement and increase productivity while at the same time reduce health problems and absenteeism. Installing ergonomic workstations and office furniture can help accomplish all of the above in an affordable and efficient manner.

The benefits of having both an ergonomic environment … read more »

Smells Like Team Spirit

July 23rd, 2015 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

As the team at The Survey Initiative continues to grow along with the business itself, I wanted to revisit the benefits of having great team spirit and collaborative teamwork.

Despite there still being a ‘me-first’ culture where teamwork is seen as a hindrance to individual success, teamwork has been and will continue to be the key to growth and innovation for the future.

So here are just a few benefits of having a team that is working collaboratively and cohesively together.

  • Improves performance:
  • Leaving people to deal with tasks that are beyond their capabilities can lead to a less productive workforce.  Sharing tasks amongst team members and allowing individuals to concentrate on the skills they know they can do best will lead to work produced to a much higher quality and standard.

  • Increases efficiency:
  • Every individual has specialties, and collaborative environment allows each person to focus on what he or she … read more »

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