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,...

Latest article on employee engagement published

Our friends over at HR Zone have kindly published our latest article on an oft forgotten aspect of employee engagement. Click to read more about talking less and listening more…

‘People join companies, but leave managers.’ How to help managers better engage your employees.

Gallup’s insight that ‘people join companies, but leave managers’ is as true today as it has ever been. Recent research underlines the fact that a person’s immediate line manager is the single biggest influence on their engagement — and whether they decide to stay. Given how much it costs...

Ever had that feeling whilst driving that you’ve arrived at your destination but don’t know how you got there?

I’ve been travelling quite a bit recently and I’ve experienced (not for the first time) that unnerving feeling of arriving at a destination but not really being sure how I’ve managed it. A large part of the journey is a bit of blank – my mind had wandered.  Apparently...

‘Email culture’ – is it stifling employee engagement?

We’ve seen quite a bit of evidence from research conducted over the past 18 months that employees and organisations are moving towards an ‘email culture’.  What this means in practice is not just that email is a medium of communication but it is rapidly replacing others forms of interaction,...

Do You Have a Three Word Theme For Your Work in 2012?

Inspired by an article Do You Have a 3 Word Theme For Your Work in 2012? posted on the web our Christmas homework was to consider what three-word theme The Survey Initiative could use to help focus our work and strategy for 2012. The aim is to have more...