What goals should you set for your staff surveys?

Staff surveys should be an integral part of any successful business, as they offer incredibly valuable insights into the mindset, happiness and productivity of employees. Staff surveys, or employee engagement surveys, are designed to provide the tools to increase employees’ overall work experience, as well as improve ongoing business...

The importance of fairness and equity

Fairness and equity play such an important role in terms of ensuring high levels of employee engagement.  That feeling of being treated as equals, respected and trusted. So, to see an organisation such as Goldman Sachs make a decision around introducing unlimited holiday for only their senior staff looks...

Monitoring the success of staff training through staff training surveys

Can staff training surveys undertaken after employee training improve the overall success of the training process? Across many industries and sectors, courses and job-related training are incredibly important resources for unlocking potential in the workplace. Investing in both hard and soft skills is especially important as a means of...

Flexible working in the modern workplace – what does this look like for everyone?

Over the past two years, it has become evident that one’s place of work no longer holds as much value as it did, it’s rather about what you do. Having flexibility in a job is a desirable factor for many now more than ever, as well as having the...

How employee wellbeing and a sense of belonging is critical for your business

A sense of belonging – it’s human nature to feel that you belong, within one’s personal life, at work, as part of a wider community and so on. A key driver behind what makes up employee wellbeing and heavily contributes to an organisations’ diversity and inclusion strategy is belonging;...

What is a 360 feedback report?

We are frequently asked the questions “What exactly is a 360 feedback report?”, and “Why would this benefit my business?” 360 feedback tools can be used alongside organisational surveys such as employee engagement surveys, culture surveys or values surveys. But instead of focusing on the organisation a 360 feedback...

Applied Research Conference 2022

Attending the CIPD’s 2022 Applied Research Conference gave me an opportunity to relate my experience of the current employee engagement landscape, gained from working with The Survey Initiative, to the wider picture as experienced by researchers in other organisations and institutions.  Of course, the impact of coronavirus on the...

The 4-day working week – a sudden global movement

In recent months there has been an increasing awareness of the perks and benefits of a 4-day working week as companies and countries take steps to implement innovative policies as part of post-pandemic workplace restructures. Belgium is the latest of a list of countries such as Spain, Scotland, Japan...

Establishing a legal framework for flexible working

The adjustments organisations have made to ‘normal’ styles of working in recent months have unquestionably opened up a wider conversation about the flexibility and resilience of the workforce in the UK.  We this see daily through our UK employee engagement survey work, most notably through free text feedback. Empower...

How has Employee Satisfaction changed in 2021?

With vacancies at a record high and turnover rates their highest in seven years, the job market is in a very volatile state.  Salaries are rising fast across many sectors, whilst areas such as hospitality and transportation are seeing labour shortages as employees seek opportunities elsewhere.  This change is...