‘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...

Communicating opinion survey results to employees

The first of a series of guest blogs – today Christopher Dean from theblueballroom talks about the roll of internal communications in succesful employee surveys. Listen, talk… then act One of the worst mistakes managers can make is to raise employees’ expectations, then fail to follow through with a...

Beyond employee engagement – Employee Happiness?

I have noticed that a ‘new’ employee metric has been much discussed recently, employee happiness. Is this yet another employee sentiment to measure? Employee satisfaction and employee engagement are metrics that we have all become familiar with. But what is this ‘new’ one all about. As organisations compete to...

Research shows that Line Managers don’t act on their employee survey feedback – is this true?

Recent research from AON Hewitt and their European Engagement database suggests that line managers are not acting on their employee engagement survey feedback – on average spending only two to five days a year on engagement relating activities. Is this really true and reflective? Certainly one of employees major...

Engaging the organisation in employee survey action planning

As a follow up to our last blog on getting the most from action planning after your employee survey we thought we would provide you with some innovative ideas for engaging employees in the survey and the resulting actions. Act Local The idea of localness is important in raising...

Employee survey – setting improvement actions

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at getting the most from your employee survey.  You can read the previous blogs here.  In this blog we’ll look at setting improvement actions as a result of survey feedback.  An area oft forgotten! Arguably the most important aspect...

Employee survey analysis and reporting

Following on from our last recent blog ‘Designing your employee survey’.  Here is our latest about employee surveys, we cover analysis, reporting and benchmarking in further detail. There are many different ways to analyse and report employee survey results. Each organisation has to decide on the best method for...

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...

Communicating your employee survey

Here is our seventh blog in our series explaining how to communicate your employee survey.  You can read all our previous blogs here. The success of the survey will depend on employees buying in to it. If they believe that improvements will result from the survey, they are more...