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?...

Just who’s responsible for employee engagement?

It’s a question we have been asked countless times and it is an intriguing one. One of the easiest ways to think about this question is to consider the following:  Are your employees responsible for their own engagement? Employees cannot be solely responsible for their own engagement at work. ...

A review of 2012 for The Survey Initiative

Last January, we posted our three-word theme for The Survey Initiative – Do You Have a Three Word Theme For Your Work in 2012? We thought a good way to start the New Year would be to review how we have performed against these themes. After much discussion the...

Challenging your employee survey to meet business demands

The emphasis on how HR uses information has become much more strategic and in this economic climate the use of information may form the distinction between the organisational winners and losers. Does your employee survey stack up? Data should provide insight not just information Nick Kemsley in Personnel Today...

Putting wellbeing at the heart of employee engagement

These days, organisations are keener than ever to measure employees’ wellbeing as well as their employee engagement. The two are inextricably linked, of course. But as wellbeing specialists like Dr Bridget Juniper point out: …emerging research suggests that organisations that focus only on those areas associated with conventional engagement...

Why employee survey response rates are so important

Today we are closing an employee survey on behalf of one of our longest standing clients. I thought I would share with you that, working alongside our client, we have achieved a response rate in excess of 80% (for the sixth year running).  As you can imagine our client...

The propensity to overcomplicate employee engagement

Whilst reading some recent articles around employee engagement, I came across a paragraph from Linda Dulye, who has written an article on Fox Business. “In the end, engaging employees to give their best starts with top bosses sharing the game plan, followed by managers ensuring great two-way communication. After...

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...

Places for People chooses The Survey Initiative to deliver its employee engagement survey

Employee engagement research specialists chosen We are delighted to announce that Places for People has chosen us to work alongside them in the delivery of their ongoing employee engagement survey. With in excess of 60,000 homes, 13 businesses, c 3000 staff and assets of over £3 billion, it is...

3 simple ways to boost employee engagement

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and less staff turnover — and creates a happier, healthier place to work. And while it can sometimes be hard to spot the signs of employees who are becoming less engaged,...