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Have You Got A Scary Boss?

October 22nd, 2015 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

With Halloween just a matter of days away, I started to think about all things scary. When I was young, I was scared of all sorts of things, my dad, the school bully, monsters under the bed, ghosts in the wardrobe, you name it, but not so much these days.

Now I’m not saying that my boss is scary, though he does tend to make me jump sometimes, he is in fact completely the opposite – very democratic, visionary and able to let us all get on with what we need to do without too much interference.

However, I have had experience of bosses that have really terrified me.

Managers definitely have a way of being intimidating, and there’s a very good reason for that. It’s because they can.

You might think that being frightened of your boss would make employees work harder to impress, but actually, nothing could be farther from the truth.

For organisations, scary, bad bosses can create all sorts of problems, … read more »

What’s Most Important? The Start, The Middle Or The End?

October 15th, 2015 by Jacqueline Mitchell | No Responses

When it comes to the experience your employees have with your company, what they think about you and how they represent you to others – it’s throughout; in fact it starts before they join you, and doesn’t end when they decide to leave…

When we talk to our clients about engagement we find that most completely ‘get’ the concept that their employees can be their ambassadors. In a previous blog we explained what the (net) promoter score is which tells the employer how likely their employees are to actively promote them to others. Many employers tend to focus their attention for building and maintaining employee engagement on the period when someone is an active employee – they’ve started with you, and haven’t yet resigned. But some tend to forget that the experiences our employees have, upon which they form an opinion of the organisation, starts long before they join and just doesn’t end when they resign; so … read more »

The Survey Initiative Gain Further Recognition

October 8th, 2015 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

We’re delighted to announce that we received a ‘Highly Commended’ Award at the recent 2015 Essex Business Awards in the business to business category.

Launched in 2006, our client base has grown steadily to include a variety of well known, highly reputable brands, including the Telegraph, Scania, Natural History Museum, NHS Trusts, Vimto, Big Yellow Storage and Babcock, alongside many others.

We’re understandably delighted by the result and would like to thank all staff for their hard work and dedication to the business and its growth. We pride ourselves on the collaborative relationships we build with our clients, which enables us to develop bespoke solutions to help them move their own businesses forward.

It’s always a real boost to your own business confidence when we see the results of our efforts paying off through increased business, and of course, the recognition you gain through awards such as this one.

We have also recently won the Best Growing Business at the Essex Business Excellence Awards … read more »

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