How to Conduct Employee Research for Maximum Impact and Understanding

As a business owner or HR professional, you understand that the success of your organisation depends on the productivity and engagement of your employees. Therefore, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what your employees need and expect from their workplace. Conducting employee research can provide valuable insights...

The Importance of Feeling Understood and Valued at Work

Feeling understood and valued at work is not something everyone experiences. I once had a manager say to me that they didn’t do emotion. This wasn’t about someone getting upset it was about discussing how people felt. It wasn’t someone that I reported to, but I was left wondering how...

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?...

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,...

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...

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...