It’s Not Rocket Science!

For the most part, the workforce are an organisations most valuable asset, and having engaged happy employees can only be a good thing. There are many ways to increase and enhance employee engagement in the workplace, but perhaps the most obvious, because ‘it’s not rocket science’, is employee recognition....

Me And My Shadow

It often crops up in employee surveys that staff would like to get to know each other better and learn about other members roles within their organisation.  It will most certainly help with employee engagement if everyone has a better understanding of what other people actually do and how...

Empowered engaged employees your biggest advocate

I have recently been the recipient of some fantastic customer service.  One of our recent blogs talked about taking the time to say thank you to those within your organisation, taking this one step further I would just like to pass on my daughters delight and thanks to Brainstorm...

Here’s Some Ideas For 2014 To Engage Your Workforce With Recognition and Thanks

Many of us spend time formulating our own resolutions this time of year, but how about looking at ways to revolutionise your organisation by putting into place actions relating to recognising and thanking your employees for the effort and dedication they put into their work, thus increasing employee engagement....

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Provide your employees with the materials needed to make a short film about a typical day at work. Request that they concentrate on the areas within their remit that not only work well, but areas that perhaps do not. Once you have a collection of films, put them together...

Not your average Leadership Conference!

Last Thursday (9th January 2014) I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Leadership Conference (#engage4change). The aim of the day was to engage/ re-engage their people with their strategic direction as the organisation moves into 2014. We have been working with Sussex...

Here’s to 2014!

With the holiday season over and the prospect of more unsettled weather here in the UK, it wouldn’t be surprising that a lot of people returning to work are in the doldrums. But not us here at The Survey Initiative! Our office is simply buzzing! 2013 saw us securing...

The banking industry as a model for high employee engagement

  OK, so the title may have grabbed your attention as you might be thinking (given the recent economic problems we have had) ‘No way!’, so forgive me for the rather leading headline. However, there is a bank, in the UK that is a model for high employee engagement...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas from The Survey Initiative! This year, for every new client we have worked with we committed to purchasing and planting and tree through The Woodland Trust. We are delighted to announce that we have been able to plant a record number of trees this year. We would...

Employee Engagement: Views from the Board

Welcome the first in our series of blogs written by CEO’s, Board members and Senior Directors.  The aim is to give a feel on the current thinking, views and perceptions of employee engagement from a senior level perspective. Our first contributor is Jacqueline Mitchell, former Human Resources and Organisational...