Communication, more important than ever

Now, more than ever, effective, clear and open communication with your people is more important than ever.

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.

How will work change after Covid-19?

The world will get past the current Covid-19 crisis but just how much will our work environment and interactions have changed as a result. Will we revert to the way things were before? Should we or will we even be able to?

Never underestimate your HR Director or Chief People Officer

HRs are at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis If we cast our minds back to the financial crisis of 2007/8 a good CFO could save your company; a poor one, well that might have spelt doom.  During the current crisis the role of your HR Director or Chief...

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented with newfound challenges such as working from home while...

New Recruit for The Survey Initiative

Photo caption: from left to right: Gary Cattermole, Director of The Survey Initiative welcomes recruit, Owen Iredale to the award-winning team. Leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has appointed Owen Iredale, 23, as Research Executive. Owen recently graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in biology, which...

The Tendring Primary Recycling Scheme

We blogged a couple of years ago about how we should all be doing more to lessen the amount of single use plastic and waste that ends up in our landfills and inevitably blowing and floating about our beautiful environment. We at The Survey Initiative have always been environmentally...

Effective Written Communication

Whilst it’s not the only way to communicate, but effective written communication in the workplace is extremely important and relevant. ‘Time is money’ and the more time wasted on inaccurate and lost messages, the more money a business loses. For example, lack of detail in a memo or email...

How to Build a Culture of Rewards, Recognition and Engagement?

We often talk about creating a culture of employee engagement but how can we influence employees day-to-day experience to offer meaning, impact, connection and appreciation in their everyday work. Culture is a way of life which binds people together under one identity.  Workplace culture is the environment created by...

The shadow!

I’m a huge fan of learning from ‘people’ and more importantly ‘listening’.  I’ve always felt that you can understand a situation or a person much better if you listen and listen well – some of the best CEOs that I’ve met are those who don’t speak first – they...