We were recently joined by our local MP, Bernard Jenkin, who kindly popped by on his day out in his constituency to officially open our new offices. It proved a lovely occasion for all our team to get-together and have lunch with Bernard. We were surprised and fascinated to hear his views on employee engagement and how government are working to increase levels of employee engagement with their workforce. Quite a lengthy and interesting conversation flowed with an invite to add our views on cultural change to the government’s consultation on the issue, which we’re very excited to be a part of.
Bernard was also very interested to hear about our growth and to meet our two newest employees, one a recent graduate from the University of Essex and was keen to hear more about how we’ll be working more closely with the University in the future. He was also surprised to hear that … read more »
We’re a very passionate company. We’re passionate about what we do, we’re passionate about the environment, and we’re passionate about trees.
So, in a bid to help offset our carbon footprint, we’re going to help Heartwood Forest grow.
Heartwood Forest is an ancient woodland, situated near St Albans, and is owned and managed by The Woodland Trust. It is in fact made up of four woods, Langley Wood, Pismire Spring, Well and Pudler’s Wood and Round Wood amounting to a whopping 858 acre site. Once fully planted, it will become England’s largest continuous native forest.
To date, 500,000 trees have been planted by hard working volunteers, and the aim is to complete the planting over the next few years with an additional 100,000 trees.
Heartwood is not only made up of newly planted trees. There are pockets of ancient woodland with carpets of beautiful bluebells as well as other wildflower meadows. There are old hedgerows, open grassland, and … read more »
Yes, that’s right – we are expanding yet again – we’d be delighted to hear from you if this is right for you!
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 »
Oh yeah! In fact “At base level, this just comes down to de-constructed strategic matrix approaches.”, and don’t you know it!
Well, chances are, you haven’t a clue what that means, and whether at all it has any relevance to you.
OK, I had a bit of fun on the Plain English website ‘Gobbledygook generator’ – I typed in “Today, I’m writing a blog about plain English” – check it out.
So, we are delighted to have been awarded the Crystal Mark for Plain English on our sample core question based employee survey questionnaire. A document that will go out to all our potential clients on request, to give them an idea and feel for what their employee survey may look like.
This simply came about as a result of something my colleagues and I had been having the odd chat about recently. The English language. The way things are spelt, grammar, interpretation and general simplistic understanding of what’s … read more »
Our latest blog is a Q&A with Michelle Morgan, Group Human Resources Manager, at facilities management company Cloudfm, on their recent employee research programme with The Survey Initiative…
Why did you decide to embark on a staff survey?
As a fast growing national company, it’s vital that we understand what motivates our staff and how we can improve the way we work to enhance employee satisfaction. We therefore decided to conduct a global survey as part of a wider set of measures designed to gather feedback and ensure that our plans align with staff requirements.
Why did you choose The Survey Initiative?
The Survey Initiative was recommended to us. We were keen to work with an organisation that could manage the entire process, from survey design to analysis, as this reinforced the anonymous nature of the exercise.
This was your first staff survey, how did staff receive the survey?
We trailed the survey with a series of communications, including eye-catching posters that introduced the survey and … read more »