Leaders At The Coal Face

We at The Survey Initiative create tailored employee surveys designed to meet the specific needs and outcomes for our clients. One aspect of our design, is to include free text questions to allow employees to further communicate on key areas important to them and to add any further questions...

What Drives Employee Engagement?

There are many benefits of having an engaged workforce. Engaged employees are an asset to any organisation and give you the edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. They’re more productive, absenteeism through sickness is reduced and they go that extra mile. In an ever-changing world it’s vital to gauge...

Consult, Involve, Participate and Empower

Our research has shown that quite often, for employees to have higher levels of employee engagement, employees want to be consulted, involved and participate in organisational decisions and change, especially if it affects their role directly. Employee involvement is an idea practiced by organisations that gives their employees a...

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

One of my favourite past-times is searching for fossilised sharks teeth along a very special bit of the coast near to where I live. My partner and I have spent many a day scouring the beach for them and have found a few hundred or so just in the...

Can You Benefit From Having Empowered Employees?

By definition, employee empowerment means to give or delegate power or authority to an individual or individuals.  The benefits of having an empowered workforce works for both the employer and the employee. More often than not, an organisation that has embraced and actively promoting empowered employees will have a...

Empowered engaged employees your biggest advocate

I have recently been the recipient of some fantastic customer service.  One of our recent blogs talked about taking the time to say thank you to those within your organisation, taking this one step further I would just like to pass on my daughters delight and thanks to Brainstorm...

The banking industry as a model for high employee engagement

  OK, so the title may have grabbed your attention as you might be thinking (given the recent economic problems we have had) ‘No way!’, so forgive me for the rather leading headline. However, there is a bank, in the UK that is a model for high employee engagement...

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,...

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...

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...