Why You Should Undertake International Employee Engagement Research

The MRS has designated July as an International Research Month culminating in the UN International Day of Friendship on 30 July.  As part of our employee engagement research, we often work with multinational companies, and we regularly run employee engagement surveys in different languages as part of this. In...

How do you know if your workforce is happy? Conduct a staff satisfaction survey!

Are you in need of a staff satisfaction survey? Most people don’t realise how much employee survey services can do for their organisation. If you’ve found yourself wondering how to bring your team closer together, boost productivity, or simply want to check in with your employees, a staff satisfaction...

Employee Engagement – Practicing What We Preach

A team day out is a great way to bond with your colleagues, build team morale, improve communication and employee engagement. As we are all about employee engagement, and practice what we preach, we recently spent the morning on The River Stour – one of the most beautiful rivers...

How To Manage Holidays

The summer holidays will soon be upon us! For some, holidays will have been in their calendar for months and it will be something they are really looking forward to but there is a flip side. Gary recently wrote a blog regarding the decision by Goldman Sachs to give...

Self-awareness – the key that unlocks positive change

The goal of all the surveys we run is to create a greater sense of self-awareness, based on which actions can be identified and taken to improve performance.  Reflection – the building block of self-awareness – is the first step in any change programme, whether that’s at an organisational,...

The importance of fairness and equity

Fairness and equity play such an important role in terms of ensuring high levels of employee engagement.  That feeling of being treated as equals, respected and trusted. So, to see an organisation such as Goldman Sachs make a decision around introducing unlimited holiday for only their senior staff looks...

Diversity and Inclusion

As I went out for my daily walk, I started thinking about writing this blog and I realised I needed to ask myself what diversity and inclusion means to me.  How does it fit into my beliefs and experiences?  I don’t live in a diverse area of the country,...

The 4-day working week – a sudden global movement

In recent months there has been an increasing awareness of the perks and benefits of a 4-day working week as companies and countries take steps to implement innovative policies as part of post-pandemic workplace restructures. Belgium is the latest of a list of countries such as Spain, Scotland, Japan...

Managing anxiety during the return to work

On Monday 19th July the UK government officially scrapped the ‘work from home if you can’ guidance as part of the wider lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England. As legal limits on social contact recede, old work colleagues have been re-united and news ones introduced after 16 months of...

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.