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...

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...

Buzz Buzz Buzzwords

After listening to Steven Poole, author of ‘Who Touched Base in my Think Shower’, on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 yesterday morning, it reminded me of when Microsoft laid off thousands of employees via email (NOT the ‘done thing’) in a multiple paragraphed jargon-filled message....

Are You A Petty Condiment Pilferer?

With both my kids off to University in the next week or so, I’ve been racking my brains for ideas to impart to help them get through what is going to be ‘lean times’. Of course, there’s the list of easy cheap recipes, how to make washing powder, washing...

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...