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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Future-proofing workspaces during the hybrid revolution

The onset of lockdown in March 2020 undoubtedly marked a crucial turning point in the way thousands of businesses and their employees operate on a day-to-day basis. Home working and Microsoft Teams meetings have become the new norm for many, and with that has come conversations and deliberation about...

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.