The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Provide your employees with the materials needed to make a short film about a typical day at work. Request that they concentrate on the areas within their remit that not only work well, but areas that perhaps do not. Once you have a collection of films, put them together...

Not your average Leadership Conference!

Last Thursday (9th January 2014) I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Leadership Conference (#engage4change). The aim of the day was to engage/ re-engage their people with their strategic direction as the organisation moves into 2014. We have been working with Sussex...

The banking industry as a model for high employee engagement

  OK, so the title may have grabbed your attention as you might be thinking (given the recent economic problems we have had) ‘No way!’, so forgive me for the rather leading headline. However, there is a bank, in the UK that is a model for high employee engagement...

Employee Engagement: Views from the Board

Welcome the first in our series of blogs written by CEO’s, Board members and Senior Directors.  The aim is to give a feel on the current thinking, views and perceptions of employee engagement from a senior level perspective. Our first contributor is Jacqueline Mitchell, former Human Resources and Organisational...

How does employee engagement manifest itself?

Pride – A sense of one’s own proper dignity or value; self-respect. I have to admit that this is a question we are often asked when we are working with clients.  You might be surprised to find that CEO’s and employees ask this question. In essence, what they are...

The Survey Initiative wins major contract with Scania

The Survey Initiative has been appointed to work with Scania (Great Britain) Limited – a major supplier to British industry of trucks, buses and marine engines – to analyse employee engagement. Scania (Great Britain) Limited has decided to analyse the levels of employee engagement in its 1400 employees which...

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...