Employee engagement for the sake of it…

Many organisations now recognise that employee engagement can have an impact on the bottom line and is important to business success.  In addition Senior Management are clear that engagement is a crucial aspect for their organisation moving forward. However, in our experience, some seem so keen to create an...

Employee Surveys – obtaining high response rates

We are often asked what are the methods we use to achieve ‘buy in’ from employees to an employee survey that ensures response rates are high. Today, we closed a survey for one of our clients – they were delighted with the response rate to say the least. Together,...

Internal Communication Survey with media giant

We are currently working on an internal communication survey, looking at communication within a media group and specifically at the communication around a project launch. It’s a really exciting project to be working on, particularly, as the client have embraced the idea of running a short ‘pulse’ survey and...

The move from a Knowledge to Creative economy and why ‘employee engagement’ will be ever more important…

There is no getting away from the fact that many organisations are now gearing up for the move to a ‘creative economy’.  The traditional carrot and stick approach to management may well prove even less successful than it has during the ‘knowledge economy’. Employee engagement will play an ever-increasing...

Did you know that most organisations have high levels of employee engagement?

Employee engagement: there is a groundswell of evidence that demonstrates there are clear business benefits in having an engaged workforce (Watson Wyatt1, McLeod2 et al). Over the past 18 months, we have noticed a genuine desire by many at Senior Management level to ensure that the culture, management style...

Carbon neutral policy launched

Having undertaken a commitment to reduce our impact on the climate we have developed a carbon management strategy for going carbon neutral. The strategy highlights our intention to audit our carbon footprint annually and sets out a number of actions which we intend to implement and review our progress...

What does employee engagement actually look like?

As you probably know, there is a lot written about employee engagement, lots of articles, blogs, tweets, video uploads of HR people talking about engagement and what it is. One of the questions I get asked a lot is ‘What does engagement look like?’ As you can imagine, this...

Carbon neutral – going green…

Its not just out logo that’s green! We aim to be a carbon neutral and environmentally friendly company. We are a paperless office,  and wherever possible utilise technology (conference calling and online meetings) to reduce our need for travel. We are now planning to formalise our commitment to going...

The Survey Initiative has moved!

Just a quick blog to announce that we have moved premises.  Please note our new telephone number +44 (0) 1255 850051 and as per the image below, our new address. If you have any questions or queries relating to employee engagement that we can help with, please drop us...

Top tips for conducting employee surveys

Ask yourself why you are running the survey. What you are trying to achieve? Communicate the purpose of the survey; an effective communication strategy will help boost employee participation. Collect meaningful demographic data while ensuring anonymity to give insight and context. Ensure each question relates directly to the survey...