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...

Have a Happy Christmas!

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,...

Anonymity and Confidentiality in Employee Research

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...

The Letter H

The Letter H is such a versatile letter, yet so often overlooked. When used at the beginning of the word it’s very often silent – in honour, honest and strangely in hotel for example. And ‘commonly’ it’s often ignored in everyday speech – ‘ello, ‘ow are you? Wikipedia tells...

Bernard Jenkin MP Officially Opens Our New Offices

We were recently joined by our local MP, Bernard Jenkin, who kindly popped by on his day out in his constituency to officially open our new offices. It proved a lovely occasion for all our team to get-together and have lunch with Bernard. We were surprised and fascinated to...

A Must Have For Employee Engagement

As organisations strive to improve performance and deliverance, having an engaged workforce is not only an advantage to achieving this, but also plays a key part as to whether an organisation sinks or swims. Being able to harness the willingness and discretionary effort of employees will most certainly improve...

Employee Research Supports Sky High Ambitions For CloudFM

Our latest blog is a Q&A with Michelle Morgan, Group Human Resources Manager, at facilities management company Cloudfm, on their recent employee research programme with The Survey Initiative… Why did you decide to embark on a staff survey? As a fast growing national company, it’s vital that we understand...

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...

Oh To Be Recognised

One of our valued clients, Big Yellow Self Storage, have made it into the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies for 2016, and we couldn’t be more delighted for them. This news, coupled with the successful launch of the UK’s first astronaut to head for the International Space Station, Tim...

Top 10 Tips For Boosting Productivity In The Workplace

There are a number of simple actions you can take in order to boost productivity at work. Here we share our top 10 tips: Is the office or workspace functional both in terms of equipment and environment? Most of us prefer to work in clean, comfortable surroundings where our...