Could Covid-19 bring about positive changes for business?

At the moment, people’s health and wellbeing are paramount and, rightly, at the forefront of our minds.  Looking ahead one wonders what positive changes this may bring about for businesses within the UK. If we cast our minds back to the tube strikes of 2014, research from prominent Oxford...

Communicate, listen, communicate, act, communicate, ‘repeat’

It is rare to see an upheaval to our everyday lives on the scale of the current COVID-19 outbreak, and many organisations are now finding themselves in uncharted waters. In times like these, it is more important than ever for organisations to communicate clearly and effectively with their employees....

Never underestimate your HR Director or Chief People Officer

HRs are at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis If we cast our minds back to the financial crisis of 2007/8 a good CFO could save your company; a poor one, well that might have spelt doom.  During the current crisis the role of your HR Director or Chief...

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented with newfound challenges such as working from home while...

Walking Breaks

For many, the type of work they carry out dictates that there will inevitably be a good chunk of their working day where they are physically inactive. This could be at a desk, checkout, reception or driving. But we know this isn’t good for you. Building 5 – 10...

New Recruit for The Survey Initiative

Photo caption: from left to right: Gary Cattermole, Director of The Survey Initiative welcomes recruit, Owen Iredale to the award-winning team. Leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has appointed Owen Iredale, 23, as Research Executive. Owen recently graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in biology, which...

The Tendring Primary Recycling Scheme

We blogged a couple of years ago about how we should all be doing more to lessen the amount of single use plastic and waste that ends up in our landfills and inevitably blowing and floating about our beautiful environment. We at The Survey Initiative have always been environmentally...

We are hiring – Research Executive

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inquisitive individual to join our growing research team where, following training, you will be responsible for delivering a range of employee research projects. The Survey Initiative provide employee engagement surveys and employee research services to a growing and very varied client base...

TSI Sponsors Local Table Tennis League

The Clacton Closed Table Tennis Championships attracts over 70 players a year with competitors aged between 10 and 80. The event, which has been billed as ‘one of the biggest sporting events in Clacton’, has secured a top sponsor to ensure the championships can go ahead in 2020. We,...

Meet the Team – Gary Cattermole

What’s Your Biggest Inspiration?Over the years lots of different people. I can remember a few teachers at school that really inspired me – very different approaches to teaching and dealing with us unruly kids – but they always made the subject interesting and relevant. These teachers also seemed to...