What is a 360 feedback report?

We are frequently asked the questions “What exactly is a 360 feedback report?”, and “Why would this benefit my business?” 360 feedback tools can be used alongside organisational surveys such as employee engagement surveys, culture surveys or values surveys. But instead of focusing on the organisation a 360 feedback...

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...

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...

Establishing a legal framework for flexible working

The adjustments organisations have made to ‘normal’ styles of working in recent months have unquestionably opened up a wider conversation about the flexibility and resilience of the workforce in the UK.  We this see daily through our UK employee engagement survey work, most notably through free text feedback. Empower...

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...

‘Covid fatigue’ in the return to work

Impact of Covid As more and more of everyday opens, many are returning to work. After adapting to life in a Covid pandemic, we’re now having to go back to how we used to work and live. The impact of staying at home during Covid – restricted socialisation, no...

60 miles in September Challenge

Congratulations to Jaime Johnson, Director at The Survey Initiative, for running the 60 miles in September challenge. Jaime was inspired to take up the 60 miles in September challenge with an aim of running 2 miles each day in September to help raise funds and awareness of the vital...

15 years of helping organisations excel

At this, our 15th anniversary, we look back on some amazing highlights of working with some inspiring and interesting organisations helping them to understand and engage their people. Its been an exciting journey and as we reflect it feels right to thank the people who have helped to make...

Pulse surveys and survey fatigue

Can too many surveys be a bad thing? In the past few years, many organisations have been making significant changes to the way they survey their staff, especially by introducing pulse surveys.  These are very short surveys, usually of ten questions or fewer, that are designed to give a...

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...