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...

Employee Engagement – The Key To Success

What is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, and are able, at the same time, to enhance their own sense of wellbeing. How Does it Help an Organisation?...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Keep Your Cool

The arrival of summer and increasing temperatures are welcomed by most, but persistent high temperatures can carry health risks. In this sweltering heat, piling on the sun cream and sporting a floppy hat might not be enough to keep cool. Here we offer up some ideas to help you...