What goals should you set for your staff surveys?

Staff surveys should be an integral part of any successful business, as they offer incredibly valuable insights into the mindset, happiness and productivity of employees. Staff surveys, or employee engagement surveys, are designed to provide the tools to increase employees’ overall work experience, as well as improve ongoing business...

Monitoring the success of staff training through staff training surveys

Can staff training surveys undertaken after employee training improve the overall success of the training process? Across many industries and sectors, courses and job-related training are incredibly important resources for unlocking potential in the workplace. Investing in both hard and soft skills is especially important as a means of...

Applied Research Conference 2022

Attending the CIPD’s 2022 Applied Research Conference gave me an opportunity to relate my experience of the current employee engagement landscape, gained from working with The Survey Initiative, to the wider picture as experienced by researchers in other organisations and institutions.  Of course, the impact of coronavirus on the...

How has Employee Satisfaction changed in 2021?

With vacancies at a record high and turnover rates their highest in seven years, the job market is in a very volatile state.  Salaries are rising fast across many sectors, whilst areas such as hospitality and transportation are seeing labour shortages as employees seek opportunities elsewhere.  This change is...

Nudging behaviour

I’ve been thinking about nudge theory.  It’s probably the thing that explains why I did economics for GCSE and politics for A Level before going on to do a psychology degree – although I didn’t know it at the time, it combines all three. Nudge theory is a concept...

Communication, more important than ever

Now, more than ever, effective, clear and open communication with your people is more important than ever.

Communicate, listen, communicate, act, communicate, ‘repeat’

It is rare to see an upheaval to our everyday lives on the scale of the current COVID-19 outbreak, and many organisations are now finding themselves in uncharted waters. In times like these, it is more important than ever for organisations to communicate clearly and effectively with their employees....

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented with newfound challenges such as working from home while...

New Recruit for The Survey Initiative

Photo caption: from left to right: Gary Cattermole, Director of The Survey Initiative welcomes recruit, Owen Iredale to the award-winning team. Leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, has appointed Owen Iredale, 23, as Research Executive. Owen recently graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in biology, which...

Benefits of Conducting an Employee Engagement Survey

We’ve been conducting employee research for over 20 years and in our experience, the main benefits of employee research include: Demonstrating to employees that you are taking a genuine interest in them, their views and ideas; Identifying strengths and weaknesses in management performance and organisational policies, procedures and technology...