Defining your aims and objectives when conducting employee research and employee surveys

Welcome to the third in our summer series of blogs about how to get the most from your employee survey.  You can read the previous blogs in this series here. Before embarking on your survey, define your objectives. Clear objectives linked to the business and its strategy should help...

Employee Surveys – the true value of external benchmarking

When conducting any type of employee survey for our clients, be it engagement, empowerment, motivation and even work life balance – we are nearly always asked if we can provide comparisons against other organisations. And, like any good employee research organisation, we do provide external comparisons.  We have a...

Benefits of conducting employee research and employee surveys

Welcome to the second in our summer series of blogs about how to get the most from your employee survey. You can read the first blog here. In our experience, the main benefits of employee research and employee surveys include: Demonstrating to employees that you are taking a genuine...

How to get the most from an employee survey

This is the first in a series of blogs detailing how to get the most from your employee survey. Why should you spend time and money conducting an employee survey? The answer is that a growing body of evidence shows that HR outcomes influence business outcomes. A number of...

The role of employee empowerment within employee engagement

You may have read the recent Harvard Business Review Blog from Adrian C. Ott regarding Delta and their US Army passengers and the connection with employee engagement. Adrian makes a clear case of rigidity within management structures that make it very difficult for employees to make their own decisions...

A 25% point increase in employee survey response rates

As mentioned in an earlier blog we recently started working with a client who had previously been using a different survey provider for their employee survey. One of the aims of partnering with The Survey Initiative was to increase the number of responses to the survey.  Previously response rates...

Employee survey communication

We are about to start work with a client taking up the mantle for their employee survey from a previous supplier. As part of our planning meeting we discussed pre-survey communication, as it will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we can maximise response rates. We spent quite...

Central Surrey Health partners with The Survey Initiative

We are pleased and proud to announce that Central Surrey Health have chosen to partner with us for their forthcoming co-owner survey. Central Surrey Health provides therapy and community nursing services to the 280,000 strong population of central Surrey. It was the first social enterprise to come out of...

What does employee engagement actually look like? Part 2

I was at a meeting recently and was asked how best to describe employee engagement (it’s quite a common question!).  I took a few minutes to take the group through the various definitions from different perspectives: academia, consulting companies and those at the coalface. In addition, I provided some...

Employee empowerment pulse surveys

We have been asked by a consulting client to undertake a survey on behalf of one of their client organisations looking into Employee Empowerment. Our consulting client is working with the organisation to instill more autonomous decision-making within their employee population; this is part of wider development and engagement...