Benefits of conducting employee research and employee surveys

Welcome to the second in our summer series of blogs about how to get the most from your employee survey. You can read the first blog here. In our experience, the main benefits of employee research and employee surveys include: Demonstrating to employees that you are taking a genuine...

The role of employee empowerment within employee engagement

You may have read the recent Harvard Business Review Blog from Adrian C. Ott regarding Delta and their US Army passengers and the connection with employee engagement. Adrian makes a clear case of rigidity within management structures that make it very difficult for employees to make their own decisions...

What does employee engagement actually look like? Part 2

I was at a meeting recently and was asked how best to describe employee engagement (it’s quite a common question!).  I took a few minutes to take the group through the various definitions from different perspectives: academia, consulting companies and those at the coalface. In addition, I provided some...

Employee empowerment pulse surveys

We have been asked by a consulting client to undertake a survey on behalf of one of their client organisations looking into Employee Empowerment. Our consulting client is working with the organisation to instill more autonomous decision-making within their employee population; this is part of wider development and engagement...

You can’t have employee engagement all of the time…

To expect all of your employees to be highly engaged all the time is folly – heading down this path could lead to future motivational issues. I get the feeling some would like to bottle employee engagement and instil it permanently. Expecting an employee to go above and beyond...

Multi-lingual employee surveys

We are currently working with a client to deliver their first, worldwide employee survey, specifically looking at employee engagement. One of the most interesting aspects is that this survey will be delivered in nine languages.  These include French and German, through to Russian (strict), Brazilian Portuguese and also Japanese...

Build a picture of better management for your organisation to boost employee engagement

One aspect that most employee engagement experts and practitioners alike can agree on is that an employee’s manager can influence greatly their level of engagement (possibly more so than any other factor). This isn’t something that is new or surprising.  You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘people leave managers...

Employee engagement for the sake of it…

Many organisations now recognise that employee engagement can have an impact on the bottom line and is important to business success.  In addition Senior Management are clear that engagement is a crucial aspect for their organisation moving forward. However, in our experience, some seem so keen to create an...

Employee Surveys – obtaining high response rates

We are often asked what are the methods we use to achieve ‘buy in’ from employees to an employee survey that ensures response rates are high. Today, we closed a survey for one of our clients – they were delighted with the response rate to say the least. Together,...

The move from a Knowledge to Creative economy and why ‘employee engagement’ will be ever more important…

There is no getting away from the fact that many organisations are now gearing up for the move to a ‘creative economy’.  The traditional carrot and stick approach to management may well prove even less successful than it has during the ‘knowledge economy’. Employee engagement will play an ever-increasing...