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Beating The New Year’s Blues

January 9th, 2017 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

After the over indulgence of the Christmas and New Year period, it’s no wonder that for many, the return to work and the prospect of dodgy winter weather, motivation to get things done can be affected.

The connection between how employees feel and how an organisation performs is now beyond question. Anything that has a detrimental effect on employee engagement and productivity levels should most certainly be addressed.

Of course, we can’t change the fact that we have to get back to work or how the winter weather is going to be. If your people are turning up with the New Year’s blues, then organisations should look to boost the mood and lift spirits in the workplace, thus helping to increase employee engagement and productivity levels.

Here, we’re offering up a few fun ideas to put in place,to cheer your employees up, and allow them to put the festive season behind them.

Get a move on

Exercise is without a doubt, one of the best … read more »

Walking Phenomena

October 13th, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Employers would be daft not to invest in the health and well-being of its biggest asset – its people. The cost to employers of absenteeism through illness is staggering, not just in sickness payments, but in lost revenue through less productivity, decreased employee engagement levels, not to mention the inconvenience of having to arrange cover for the post.

However, it doesn’t mean huge financial layouts to promote a healthier, fitter workforce. Given the amount of time people spend at work, and especially those tied to their desks, it makes sense for employers to think about the opportunities for increasing physical activity in and around the workplace. A more active workforce brings lots of benefits to both your people and your organisation. All you have to do is get them moving.

Let’s take a look at the cheapest and simplest way to get active – walking.

Ok, so it’s not a particularly flashy form of exercise, but it sure is something that almost everyone … read more »

We are hiring!

August 29th, 2016 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

Yes, that’s right – we are expanding yet again – we’d be delighted to hear from you if this is right for you!

Research Analyst

The Survey Initiative are offering an exciting opportunity to join our expanding employee research consultancy as a Research Analyst. We are a driven, passionate and friendly team offering exceptional levels of service and extremely high quality research to a diverse and varied client base of multinationals and big brands.

Liaising closely with the project team, you will be responsible for working with data sets in order to carry out bespoke analysis on a range of different projects. This will include but not be limited to collating, importing, cleaning, validating, interpreting and analysing qualitative and quantitative information using statistical techniques, diagrams, tables, charts and graphs to inform reports and presentations.

You will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Statistics, Marketing, Business or related field and/or three years of related experience.
  • Good experience in data analysis and reporting, ideally in a research … read more »

The Value Of Workplace Mentors

July 26th, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Firstly, what is a mentor? A mentor is somebody who uses their expertise, experience and knowledge in a role to guide, support and develop a more junior, less-experienced employee, the mentee.

There are many benefits to implementing a mentoring program in the workplace, not only to the employee, but to the employer too. These programs should never be considered a waste of time as they can boost the productivity of both the mentee and mentor which ultimately contributes to overall organisational success.

Here, we offer just a few benefits that any organisation should consider when setting up a mentoring program.

For the mentee

1.   Better development and education in their role.
2.   Increases levels of productivity and employee engagement.
3.   Generates higher levels of job satisfaction.
4.   Improves interpersonal relationship skills.
5.   Builds self-confidence.
6.   Creates a better understanding of organisational culture and unspoken rules.
7.   Provides clearer paths and control in career progression.

For the mentor

1.   Produces a sense of being able to ‘give-back’.
2.   Increases levels of productivity and employee … read more »

What Barmy Weather We’re Having

July 21st, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Well, it’s true to say that the majority of the UK has experienced some gloriously barmy weather lately. Great if you’re on annual leave, but not so great if you’re having to work.

We recently conducted a Health & Safety survey for one of our clients, and what came through from many of the comments responding to the question “What 5 things would make your working environment better?” was the office temperature.

Now, regardless of the weather outside, there will always be some issue amongst workers with how hot or how cold the workplace should be. Frustrations relating to these workplace temperature issues can easily become more than just an annoyance when it impacts on the overall employee engagement and productivity levels of employees.

A number of studies have been conducted to ascertain what the workplace temperature should be to attain optimal employee engagement and productivity across workforces. The majority of research has shown that temperatures of between 70 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit (21 … read more »

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