Working from home…

It’s inescapable that working from home has increased enormously over the course of the lockdown. It used to be an unusual working arrangement, or even a perk to be enjoyed by diligent and trustworthy employees, but in just three months it has become the norm, with around 60% of...

Software roadmap

Whilst the title might not be the most attention grabbing, we’re rather pleased about how our software is coming along! We continually look to develop our software to make it better, whether it’s making existing things work better or bringing online new features and functionality. This month will see...

Communication, more important than ever

Now, more than ever, effective, clear and open communication with your people is more important than ever.

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....

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...

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...

Benefits of Conducting an Employee Engagement Survey

We’ve been conducting employee research for over 20 years and in our experience, the main benefits of employee research include: Demonstrating to employees that you are taking a genuine interest in them, their views and ideas; Identifying strengths and weaknesses in management performance and organisational policies, procedures and technology...

Culture and Engagement – knowing when to survey what

When approached to survey and sometimes organisations know what specific questions they want to ask, sometimes it’s a specific topic, or to consider the impact of change; sometimes it’s clear that the surveys focus will be on the employee and other times its more organisation centric – there is...

The shadow!

I’m a huge fan of learning from ‘people’ and more importantly ‘listening’.  I’ve always felt that you can understand a situation or a person much better if you listen and listen well – some of the best CEOs that I’ve met are those who don’t speak first – they...

Thought leader pieces

At The Survey Initiative our Directors often write thought leadership pieces for the national media. Here’s a piece Gary Cattermole, recently put together which discusses HRs role in attracting the best brains, talent and skill to ensure their organisation can compete against the finest companies in the world. However, are...