Thinking about measuring the success of internal comms – read this first…

  There is very little academic research into the area of employee communication and Chen et al (2006) argue ‘a review of the research on organizational communication practices has been ignored.’ Before undertaking the research consider your end goal; are you looking to measure the effectiveness, reach, impact or...

Attractive, relevant, or sticky, what excites you about your employee survey?

Believe it or not, employee surveys can generate excitement in organisations! And so they should – it is after all an opportunity to improve your work life and have your say. I was inspired to write this post after receiving some feedback by an employee taking part in 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...

A 25% point increase in employee survey response rates

As mentioned in an earlier blog we recently started working with a client who had previously been using a different survey provider for their employee survey. One of the aims of partnering with The Survey Initiative was to increase the number of responses to the survey.  Previously response rates...

Employee survey communication

We are about to start work with a client taking up the mantle for their employee survey from a previous supplier. As part of our planning meeting we discussed pre-survey communication, as it will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we can maximise response rates. We spent quite...

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...