The Survey Initiative wins employee engagement at DACS

The Survey Initiative has won a new contract to survey levels of employee engagement at DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) following a five-way pitch. The not-for-profit organisation, which was set up 29 years ago to manage artists’ rights and ensure they are recognised financially and morally, has recently...

Announcement: New client wins

We are delighted to announce a number of new clients.  We are very proud that the following companies have chosen us to partner with them in the delivery of their forthcoming projects. Scania GB Scania is a major supplier to British industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for...

The key to building trust with your staff … trust them

Gaining trust in any relationship is always difficult. But, forgive me if I sound a little trite, surely the key to building trust with your staff is simple, once you have the basics right, you need to put your trust in your staff. “All the world is made of...

The cost of employee engagement

DHL have made big news in the past few weeks with their not insignificant investment of €100 million into an employee engagement programme. Clearly not small potatoes and it comes at an interesting time in DHL’s life – with considerable loses being made within the business – clearly Ken...

Fun, fast and funky ways to inspire employee engagement

Back at work all refreshed and full of energy after a bank holiday break (well the energy might be down to the sugar buzz from all those Easter chocolates!) I find myself wondering how to maintain this new found enthusiasm and energy. So rather than citing the latest numbers...

What’s the secret to being an engaging manager? A focus on the individual.

A focus on an individuals objectives, development and opinions are the three most common traits of an engaging manager, according to business executives. Why is it important to have an engaging manager? Its good for our health! Much of the discussion and evidence around employee engagement centres on the...

We need to raise employee engagement levels

Latest employee engagement figures from CIPD do not make great reading The latest report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Winter 2012/13) shows that 35% of employees are engaged but the majority (61%) remain neutral.  4% of respondents are disengaged. In comparison to twelve months ago there...

What colour would your organisation be?

When working with one of our clients we developed a colourful way of representing the proportion of promoters within their organisation and this got me to thinking, could you guess the proportion of those who would strongly recommend your organisation to others? Hence, what colour would your organisation be?...

Just who’s responsible for employee engagement?

It’s a question we have been asked countless times and it is an intriguing one. One of the easiest ways to think about this question is to consider the following:  Are your employees responsible for their own engagement? Employees cannot be solely responsible for their own engagement at work. ...

A review of 2012 for The Survey Initiative

Last January, we posted our three-word theme for The Survey Initiative – Do You Have a Three Word Theme For Your Work in 2012? We thought a good way to start the New Year would be to review how we have performed against these themes. After much discussion the...