What are the best types of employee engagement survey questions?

No two organisations are the same, so why should employee engagement survey questions be? At The Survey Initiative, we create bespoke and targeted survey questions specifically for your organisation in order to retrieve the most accurate results possible.  The process  The best types of employee engagement survey questions are...

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,...

Making decisions and breaking through barriers – the power of coaching

Why coaching?  Our working lives are busy.  Many of us are wearing several different hats and we’re working within a changing environment that often requires us to make decisions quickly, whilst also maintaining relationships with those around us so that we can call on support when we need it. ...

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...

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,...

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...

Flexible working in the modern workplace – what does this look like for everyone?

Over the past two years, it has become evident that one’s place of work no longer holds as much value as it did, it’s rather about what you do. Having flexibility in a job is a desirable factor for many now more than ever, as well as having the...

How employee wellbeing and a sense of belonging is critical for your business

A sense of belonging – it’s human nature to feel that you belong, within one’s personal life, at work, as part of a wider community and so on. A key driver behind what makes up employee wellbeing and heavily contributes to an organisations’ diversity and inclusion strategy is belonging;...