The shopping list of staff surveys…Part One

Gary Cattermole is a Director at leading staff survey provider and employee engagement specialists, The Survey Initiative. Here he gives the lowdown on the various types of surveys that have been conducted for HR, Training and Health & Safety Departments, and offers advice on which survey to select for...

Get Your Finger On The Pulse

Employee surveys are fast becoming the mainstay in any organisations means of finding out how their business is performing and how their workforce is feeling and they are a valuable tool to work out action plans to instigate necessary and appropriate changes. But as valuable as the information an...

What colour would your organisation be?

When working with one of our clients we developed a colourful way of representing the proportion of promoters within their organisation and this got me to thinking, could you guess the proportion of those who would strongly recommend your organisation to others? Hence, what colour would your organisation be?...

Why tracking employee engagement is so important

A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management has put some hard figures on the effectiveness of tracking employee engagement. The study (of 770 HR leaders) had some very interesting outcomes.  76% of companies with a formal recognition programme report an increase in productivity.  Where employee engagement...

Designing your employee survey

This is the eighth blog in our series and explains how to design your employee survey. You can read all our previous blogs here. Once the aims and objectives have been set and a general approach agreed, the next move should be to design your employee survey. There are...

Employee survey communication

We are about to start work with a client taking up the mantle for their employee survey from a previous supplier. As part of our planning meeting we discussed pre-survey communication, as it will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we can maximise response rates. We spent quite...

Employee empowerment pulse surveys

We have been asked by a consulting client to undertake a survey on behalf of one of their client organisations looking into Employee Empowerment. Our consulting client is working with the organisation to instill more autonomous decision-making within their employee population; this is part of wider development and engagement...

You can’t have employee engagement all of the time…

To expect all of your employees to be highly engaged all the time is folly – heading down this path could lead to future motivational issues. I get the feeling some would like to bottle employee engagement and instil it permanently. Expecting an employee to go above and beyond...

Internal Communication Survey with media giant

We are currently working on an internal communication survey, looking at communication within a media group and specifically at the communication around a project launch. It’s a really exciting project to be working on, particularly, as the client have embraced the idea of running a short ‘pulse’ survey and...