Take Time Out To Exercise At Work And Eat Properly

I remember reading a few years back that China had re-introduced mandatory exercise during the working day and I wondered at the time whether it was a good idea. The answer is – absolutely, especially when you consider the benefits it can bring to both employers and employees. This...

Beware Of Silence And Still Waters

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers! Many employees quit their jobs because of disagreeable managers and equally, many disgruntled employees are secretly on the lookout for other job opportunities. One of the biggest problems is that unhappy employees are not able to raise their concerns about their managers....

Having A Pet Is Better Than Popping A Pill

I recently read a great article written by the BBC about how bringing your pet dog to work can help alleviate workplace stress and lift the mood of employees. And having come across this cartoon by Benita Epstein it got me thinking – the benefits of having a pet...

All Hands On Deck

Today’s tube strike in London is undoubtedly going affect many businesses and organisations across the capital with quite possibly a hefty chunk of their workers unable to get into work for part if not all of the day. This leaves those that have managed to get into the office...

Actually, It Is A Laughing Matter…

Work-related stress is a huge problem in the UK and, with on average 40 day’s unpaid overtime a year, Britons work the longest hours in Europe. This has led to workers in the UK taking approximately 5 days a year off with stress, anxiety and depression as reasons for...

Skip, Skip, Skipping To Work – Part Two

Last week we started to take a look at the benefits to both employee and employer of partaking in regular physical activity and introducing a workplace wellness program. However, it’s all well and good realising the benefits of such wellness programs, but your employees need to be engaged in...

Skip, Skip, Skipping To Work – Part One

Today is National Skipping Day! Though, you don’t need a dedicated day to skip, or to partake in any other kind of exercise for that matter. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It’s the miracle cure we’ve always had,...

Happy Employees Does Not Mean They Are Engaged Employees

The notion of happy workers being engaged workers has always struck me as odd.  The assumption is that a happy employee must be an engaged employee. Maybe a better alternative is ‘happy employees are more likely to be engaged than unhappy employees’? This I would be more comfortable with. ...

We’re Not Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Today is International Day of Forests – did you know that? “To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them – the whole leaf and root tribe.” – Henry Ward Beecher (American...

If You’re Happy And You Know It………

Did you know today is the International Day of Happiness? Here at The Survey Initiative, we’re always happy. We love what we do, we’re passionate about creating bespoke employee surveys that generate and deliver results, and we enjoy working in partnership with a diverse range of clients from around...