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...

‘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...

Communicating opinion survey results to employees

The first of a series of guest blogs – today Christopher Dean from theblueballroom talks about the roll of internal communications in succesful employee surveys. Listen, talk… then act One of the worst mistakes managers can make is to raise employees’ expectations, then fail to follow through with a...

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 survey – setting improvement actions

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at getting the most from your employee survey.  You can read the previous blogs here.  In this blog we’ll look at setting improvement actions as a result of survey feedback.  An area oft forgotten! Arguably the most important aspect...

Employee survey analysis and reporting

Following on from our last recent blog ‘Designing your employee survey’.  Here is our latest about employee surveys, we cover analysis, reporting and benchmarking in further detail. There are many different ways to analyse and report employee survey results. Each organisation has to decide on the best method for...

Designing your employee survey

This is the eighth blog in our series and explains how to design your employee survey. You can read all our previous blogs here. Once the aims and objectives have been set and a general approach agreed, the next move should be to design your employee survey. There are...

Communicating your employee survey

Here is our seventh blog in our series explaining how to communicate your employee survey.  You can read all our previous blogs here. The success of the survey will depend on employees buying in to it. If they believe that improvements will result from the survey, they are more...

Top tips for online employee surveys

This is the sixth blog in our summer series explaining how to get the most from your employee survey.  You can read all our previous blogs here. Don’t use too many colours or fonts – they are distracting. On the other hand, emboldening, italicising and changing the colours of...