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Meet The Team – Katherine Reid

September 11th, 2018 by Katherine Reid | No Responses

Here’s Katherine!

What’s Your Biggest Inspiration?

Seeing people achieve; be successful and do amazing things that they have worked hard for. Tenacity, determination and resilience are traits that I hugely admire in others.  I’m also partial to a bit of fabulous communication – those brilliant people who have fascinating insights to share about life the world and everything on TEDtalks are amazing.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

The only thing I knew for certain was that I didn’t want to be a teacher as my mum was a primary school teacher and a SENCO and my Dad was a Special Needs Headteacher and an OFSTED inspector.  I am curious and fascinated by people – why do we do the things we do, so I knew Psychology was going to float my boat.  For a while, I thought about being an Educational Psychologist but my Dad told me I would find that too frustrating.  So, instead, I am a Business … read more »

Tips To Boost Employee Engagement

August 20th, 2018 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and better staff retention. On top of this, having engaged people 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, prevention is always better than the cure.

That’s why forward-looking directors and managers make sure that every aspect of their employees’ working day is examined through the lens of staff engagement.

Time and time again, they’ve found that getting various factors right keeps employees engaged and stops problems happening before they take hold.

Why don’t you try them for yourself?

  • Inspiring Leadership

Critical to employee engagement is having competent, passionate and hands-on leadership. Make sure your interest in your people is genuine and take the time to understand their needs and aspirations. This will show that their contributions are recognised and valued. Remember to make sure actions reflect what is being said … read more »

The shadow!

May 16th, 2018 by Gary Cattermole | No Responses

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 typically let those in the room speak and debate and once the discussion is drawing to a close will offer their view, opinion or take on a situation, having genuinely listened to multiple views and thoughts first.

By learning to listen well, you can really begin to learn and for me this is wonderfully illustrated through the shadow.  We’ve been working with a client recently on intervention work following their recent employee engagement survey – feedback from the survey, and notably from the free text comments, highlighted that there were barriers to cross team/ project working within the organisation (a bit of a silo and fiefdom mentality) … read more »

Have a Happy Christmas!

December 22nd, 2017 by tsiadmin | No Responses

2017 has flown by and what a year it has been! Business has been booming at The Survey Initiative over the past 12 months with record new business wins. We were especially pleased to pick up contracts for Institute of Physics, Essex Cares Ltd, Mathematics in Education and Industry, and Intercede all of which have been a pleasure to work with and are dedicated to using the research we produce. We have continued our working relationship with Saint-Gobain, Boehringer Ingelheim and Babcock.

It’s also been an award-winning year for the team. In September we were very proud to receive a Silver CIPR Pride award for Internal Communication for our staff survey and employee engagement activity with leading soft drinks manufacturer, Vimto. To read more about our work with Vimto, visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk/2017/10/the-survey-initiative-and-vimto-win-silver-at-cipr-pride-awards/.

It’s been just over a year since we moved into our new purpose-designed … read more »

Anonymity and Confidentiality in Employee Research

May 2nd, 2017 by Ralph Sutcliffe | No Responses

Anonymity and confidentiality has always been a contentious issue in employee research and seems to have become more so over the last year or so.

At The Survey Initiative, we frequently facilitate pre-survey focus groups, and always include a telephone number/email address in our questionnaires allowing potential participants to contact us directly, which has led to many conversations along the lines of “I’m the only bloke aged 35 who’s been here for 10 years and works in Sales & Marketing so you’ll know who I am”.

Being an ethical organisation, we conduct all of our surveys strictly in accordance with the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct, the key applicable rules being:

Rule 26. Members must ensure that the anonymity of participants is preserved unless participants have given their informed consent for their details to be revealed or for attributable comments to be passed on.

Rule 27. Members must take reasonable steps to ensure that anonymisation is effective, with reference to developments in technology … read more »

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