Sep 03

Planning an engagement survey

  So, you’re thinking about running an employee engagement survey? Well, you probably have some questions and we hope that our 5 key questions and answers listed below will help you understand employee engagement a bit better and what to expect from an employee engagement survey so that you can... read more →
Aug 08

Boosting survey response rates

We are often asked by clients how to encourage people to respond to surveys. It is a logical question and we often respond by providing suggestions which centre on incentivising the process i.e. donations to charity for each completion or a prize draw for those who complete. However, whilst it... read more →
Nov 19

How leaders affect engagement

Despite the fact that there has been limited research on the impact of leadership on employee engagement levels, it seems intuitive that managers and leaders in an organisation would have to provide a positive role model for engagement to fully flourish within a workforce. It is thought that transformational leadership,... read more →
Jul 10

Southgate v May: a tale of leadership and engagement

Leadership style isn’t often in the headlines, but this week it’s right up there. Interest is being fuelled by the stories of two well known leaders, their contrasting styles and how they’re achieving two very different sets of results. There’s general recognition that Gareth Southgate’s style has had a lot... read more →
Mar 21

Money won’t engage employees

We often get asked what motivates people, how best to engage employees and what rewards should be used to retain talent. The answer we give does not usually involve money! Whilst it is clear that money has a role in an employee’s commitment to an organisation, it has been found... read more →
Mar 02

This is a great place work

Many companies run employee engagement surveys annually and achieve great results. However after a few years it can become more and more difficult to increase those scores, leading to disappointment. It shouldn’t. Stand back, look at the overall picture and concentrate on the fact that you’ve done terrifically well to... read more →
Feb 29

Good communication builds engagement

The other day I was talking to a friend who works for a large organisation. We were just chatting about work and we found ourselves discussing the issue of communication. It reminded me that many of our survey results suggest that getting organisation-wide communication right for everyone is a careful... read more →
Feb 26

Create buy-in for change

Organisations often experience a rollercoaster effect when implementing organisational changes. During change programmes employees need to be motivated and engaged more than ever alongside the organisation continuing to focus on increased productivity and profit margins. It can be tough on employees to roll with the many changes that may be... read more →
Feb 24

Enhancing the experience of work

I recently revisited the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, famous not only for having perhaps the most unpronounceable name of any psychologist on the planet, but for developing the concept of ‘flow’. This is the state of ‘optimal experience when people feel both total concentration and deep enjoyment’ whether at work... read more →
Feb 23

Build your own engagement strategy

Type ’employee engagement strategy’ into Google and you’ll get over seven MILLION references. So there’s a lot being said about the subject. My eye was drawn to a recent article entitled ‘Employee engagement and retention tips to retain key employees’. The writer suggested that the way to engage the workforce... read more →