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...

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...

We are hiring!

Yes, that’s right – we are expanding yet again – we’d be delighted to hear from you if this is right for you! Research Analyst The Survey Initiative are offering an exciting opportunity to join our expanding employee research consultancy as a Research Analyst. We are a driven, passionate...

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...

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...

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

One of the most frequently asked free text question in the employee surveys we carry out is ‘What is the BEST thing about working for XYZ’? And the most popular theme that comes out of asking this question is ‘The people I work with’. So just how important are...

The Survey Initiative Becomes Finalist in County’s Business Awards

The exponential growth of a leading Colchester-based staff survey and employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has led to it being shortlisted for this year’s Essex Business Excellence Awards. As a finalist in the Best Growing Business category, The Survey Initiative which launched in 2006, now counts the Telegraph,...

The shopping list of staff surveys…Part Two

Gary Cattermole is a Director at leading staff survey provider and employee engagement specialists, The Survey Initiative. Here he offers advice on the most effective and value-for-money solutions to running a survey, and why sometimes it’s best to get face-to-face.… In our last blog we discussed the surveys on...

The shopping list of staff surveys…Part One

Gary Cattermole is a Director at leading staff survey provider and employee engagement specialists, The Survey Initiative. Here he gives the lowdown on the various types of surveys that have been conducted for HR, Training and Health & Safety Departments, and offers advice on which survey to select for...