Places for People chooses The Survey Initiative to deliver its employee engagement survey

Employee engagement research specialists chosen We are delighted to announce that Places for People has chosen us to work alongside them in the delivery of their ongoing employee engagement survey. With in excess of 60,000 homes, 13 businesses, c 3000 staff and assets of over £3 billion, it is...

3 simple ways to boost employee engagement

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and less staff turnover — and creates a happier, healthier place to work. And while it can sometimes be hard to spot the signs of employees who are becoming less engaged,...

Latest article on employee engagement published

Our friends over at HR Zone have kindly published our latest article on an oft forgotten aspect of employee engagement. Click to read more about talking less and listening more…

‘People join companies, but leave managers.’ How to help managers better engage your employees.

Gallup’s insight that ‘people join companies, but leave managers’ is as true today as it has ever been. Recent research underlines the fact that a person’s immediate line manager is the single biggest influence on their engagement — and whether they decide to stay. Given how much it costs...

Ever had that feeling whilst driving that you’ve arrived at your destination but don’t know how you got there?

I’ve been travelling quite a bit recently and I’ve experienced (not for the first time) that unnerving feeling of arriving at a destination but not really being sure how I’ve managed it. A large part of the journey is a bit of blank – my mind had wandered.  Apparently...

‘Email culture’ – is it stifling employee engagement?

We’ve seen quite a bit of evidence from research conducted over the past 18 months that employees and organisations are moving towards an ‘email culture’.  What this means in practice is not just that email is a medium of communication but it is rapidly replacing others forms of interaction,...

Beyond employee engagement – Employee Happiness?

I have noticed that a ‘new’ employee metric has been much discussed recently, employee happiness. Is this yet another employee sentiment to measure? Employee satisfaction and employee engagement are metrics that we have all become familiar with. But what is this ‘new’ one all about. As organisations compete to...

Research shows that Line Managers don’t act on their employee survey feedback – is this true?

Recent research from AON Hewitt and their European Engagement database suggests that line managers are not acting on their employee engagement survey feedback – on average spending only two to five days a year on engagement relating activities. Is this really true and reflective? Certainly one of employees major...

Engaging the organisation in employee survey action planning

As a follow up to our last blog on getting the most from action planning after your employee survey we thought we would provide you with some innovative ideas for engaging employees in the survey and the resulting actions. Act Local The idea of localness is important in raising...

Employee Surveys – the true value of external benchmarking

When conducting any type of employee survey for our clients, be it engagement, empowerment, motivation and even work life balance – we are nearly always asked if we can provide comparisons against other organisations. And, like any good employee research organisation, we do provide external comparisons.  We have a...