Anonymity and Confidentiality in Employee Research

Anonymity and confidentiality have always been a contentious issue in employee research and seems to have become more so over the last year or so. At The Survey Initiative, we frequently facilitate pre-survey focus groups, and always include a telephone number/email address in our questionnaires allowing potential participants to...

Why employee survey response rates are so important

Today we are closing an employee survey on behalf of one of our longest standing clients. I thought I would share with you that, working alongside our client, we have achieved a response rate in excess of 80% (for the sixth year running).  As you can imagine our client...

Communicating opinion survey results to employees

The first of a series of guest blogs – today Christopher Dean from theblueballroom talks about the roll of internal communications in succesful employee surveys. Listen, talk… then act One of the worst mistakes managers can make is to raise employees’ expectations, then fail to follow through with a...

Employee Surveys – the true value of external benchmarking

When conducting any type of employee survey for our clients, be it engagement, empowerment, motivation and even work life balance – we are nearly always asked if we can provide comparisons against other organisations. And, like any good employee research organisation, we do provide external comparisons.  We have a...