Nudging behaviour

I’ve been thinking about nudge theory.  It’s probably the thing that explains why I did economics for GCSE and politics for A Level before going on to do a psychology degree – although I didn’t know it at the time, it combines all three. Nudge theory is a concept...

Working from home…

It’s inescapable that working from home has increased enormously over the course of the lockdown. It used to be an unusual working arrangement, or even a perk to be enjoyed by diligent and trustworthy employees, but in just three months it has become the norm, with around 60% of...

Software roadmap

Whilst the title might not be the most attention grabbing, we’re rather pleased about how our software is coming along! We continually look to develop our software to make it better, whether it’s making existing things work better or bringing online new features and functionality. This month will see...

Communication, more important than ever

Now, more than ever, effective, clear and open communication with your people is more important than ever.

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.

How will work change after Covid-19?

The world will get past the current Covid-19 crisis but just how much will our work environment and interactions have changed as a result. Will we revert to the way things were before? Should we or will we even be able to?

Never underestimate your HR Director or Chief People Officer

HRs are at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis If we cast our minds back to the financial crisis of 2007/8 a good CFO could save your company; a poor one, well that might have spelt doom.  During the current crisis the role of your HR Director or Chief...

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented with newfound challenges such as working from home while...

New Recruit for The Survey Initiative

Photo caption: from left to right: Gary Cattermole, Director of The Survey Initiative welcomes recruit, Owen Iredale to the award-winning team. Leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has appointed Owen Iredale, 23, as Research Executive. Owen recently graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in biology, which...

The Tendring Primary Recycling Scheme

We blogged a couple of years ago about how we should all be doing more to lessen the amount of single use plastic and waste that ends up in our landfills and inevitably blowing and floating about our beautiful environment. We at The Survey Initiative have always been environmentally...