Sometimes it’s the simple things…

When building a team of engaged and motivated employees this phrase stands true. You hear and read about the importance of engagement and all its benefits to the organisation’s bottom line, but you simply don’t know where to start. Here are our favourite ideas for engaging and motiving employees...

Work Is What You Do, It’s Not A Place

The ability to work flexibly and have the empowerment and autonomy to carry out your work is a desirable work ethic that can benefit both employees and employers. So, why is it that there are still numerous organisations out there who just can’t or won’t see how everyone can...

Leaders At The Coal Face

We at The Survey Initiative create tailored employee surveys designed to meet the specific needs and outcomes for our clients. One aspect of our design, is to include free text questions to allow employees to further communicate on key areas important to them and to add any further questions...

Saying NO!

It’s fair to say that many organisations are expecting their people to do more work, in less time and in some instances, for less pay. Whilst a certain amount of workplace stress can be a positive thing, too much stress and anxiety can have an adverse effect on peoples...

The shopping list of staff surveys…Part Two

Gary Cattermole is a Director at leading staff survey provider and employee engagement specialists, The Survey Initiative. Here he offers advice on the most effective and value-for-money solutions to running a survey, and why sometimes it’s best to get face-to-face.… In our last blog we discussed the surveys on...

Measurement of the Mind

Selecting the right person for the job has never been more important than it is today. Mistakes are costly and has long been a problem that many employers have struggled to address. Poor selection may have catastrophic consequences for both the employee and the organisation adversely affecting employee engagement...

Keep Up To Speed – Part Two

Yesterday we looked at the benefits to organisations of providing training and development opportunities to their employees. Today we look at what needs to be done to achieve those benefits. To achieve these results, organisations must establish a training program that includes the following elements: Needs analysis Training shouldn’t...

Consult, Involve, Participate and Empower

Our research has shown that quite often, for employees to have higher levels of employee engagement, employees want to be consulted, involved and participate in organisational decisions and change, especially if it affects their role directly. Employee involvement is an idea practiced by organisations that gives their employees a...

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

One of my favourite past-times is searching for fossilised sharks teeth along a very special bit of the coast near to where I live. My partner and I have spent many a day scouring the beach for them and have found a few hundred or so just in the...

Can You Benefit From Having Empowered Employees?

By definition, employee empowerment means to give or delegate power or authority to an individual or individuals.  The benefits of having an empowered workforce works for both the employer and the employee. More often than not, an organisation that has embraced and actively promoting empowered employees will have a...