Anonymity and Confidentiality in Employee Research

Anonymity and confidentiality has always been a contentious issue in employee research and seems to have become more so over the last year or so. At The Survey Initiative, we frequently facilitate pre-survey focus groups, and always include a telephone number/email address in our questionnaires allowing potential participants to...

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You are probably thinking my spell checker is broken from the title, but you’d be wrong (I know this as it is showing angry red lines under the words above as I type this). What I have written makes sense when you speak it out loud, even though it...

“Send Three And Fourpence, We’re Going To A Dance”

Strangely enough, it’s rather fitting that I should start this blog by explaining the title. Some years ago, military orders and messages were relayed down the line via a series of radio transmissions. The radio operator had to listen carefully to the command and repeat the message onto the...

The Letter H

The Letter H is such a versatile letter, yet so often overlooked. When used at the beginning of the word it’s very often silent – in honour, honest and strangely in hotel for example. And ‘commonly’ it’s often ignored in everyday speech – ‘ello, ‘ow are you? Wikipedia tells...

Bernard Jenkin MP Officially Opens Our New Offices

We were recently joined by our local MP, Bernard Jenkin, who kindly popped by on his day out in his constituency to officially open our new offices. It proved a lovely occasion for all our team to get-together and have lunch with Bernard. We were surprised and fascinated to...

To Slipper Or Not To Slipper

In the headlines recently, there’s been talk about introducing new laws to make dress code in the workplace equal. This follows various cases where women have either been fired or sent home for not wearing high heels at work, sparking debates over whether employers are playing fair when it...

Beating The New Year’s Blues

After the over indulgence of the Christmas and New Year period, it’s no wonder that for many, the return to work and the prospect of dodgy winter weather, motivation to get things done can be affected. The connection between how employees feel and how an organisation performs is now...

Walking Phenomena

Employers would be daft not to invest in the health and well-being of its biggest asset – its people. The cost to employers of absenteeism through illness is staggering, not just in sickness payments, but in lost revenue through less productivity, decreased employee engagement levels, not to mention the...

We are hiring!

Yes, that’s right – we are expanding yet again – we’d be delighted to hear from you if this is right for you! Research Analyst The Survey Initiative are offering an exciting opportunity to join our expanding employee research consultancy as a Research Analyst. We are a driven, passionate...

The Value Of Workplace Mentors

Firstly, what is a mentor? A mentor is somebody who uses their expertise, experience and knowledge in a role to guide, support and develop a more junior, less-experienced employee, the mentee. There are many benefits to implementing a mentoring program in the workplace, not only to the employee, but...