12 09, 2019

How to Yield Meaningful Data from Engagement Surveys

2019-09-12T14:01:32+01:00September 12th, 2019|

An engagement survey is a powerful tool that can reveal key insights for HR practitioners, managers and leadership teams. Leveraging surveys is paramount if organisations want to create a truly happy and engaged workforce, but not all surveys are guaranteed to deliver meaningful results. Surveys that aren’t designed effectively, lack any direction or fail to get buy-in from those participating, will struggle to offer any real insight for leadership teams. Here at Primary Colours Surveys, a lot goes into ensuring our clients gain actionable insights and organisational impact from their surveys. We pride ourselves on working very closely with our [...]

29 08, 2019

Enhancing Company Culture using Surveys, Interviews and Focus Groups

2019-08-29T12:12:33+01:00August 29th, 2019|

What does “company culture” actually mean? And why is it so important for companies to encourage employees to believe in it? Essentially, company culture is what makes a particular company unique. Different from the crowd. Different from the competitors. Company culture needs to encompass the “universals”. These universals are the core values the company believes in, the behaviours the company expects its employees to demonstrate on a daily basis, and the actions they perform on behalf of the company. In more abstract terms, it is the “environment” that is generated by the individuals that come under the company’s banner. In [...]

15 08, 2019

8 Actionable Ideas to Increase Employee Morale That You Can Implement Today

2019-08-15T12:54:31+01:00August 15th, 2019|

Employee morale and   will have a defining role in how effective and successful an organisation can be. This means that taking the time to understand how engaged your employees currently are and what is impacting their engagement and wellbeing, is vital for businesses to retain their top talent. Below, we’ve outlined 8 simple ways businesses can increase morale and engagement in their workforce that any organisation can implement today. It doesn’t matter if you’re a family business or a multinational corporation, these simple ideas can easily make a difference. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so for [...]

1 08, 2019

HR’s Secret Toolkit – Online Tools and Resources to Help HR Managers

2019-08-01T15:44:42+01:00August 1st, 2019|

Here at Primary Colours Surveys, we love anything that can help with people analytics and employee engagement and wellbeing. As technology advances, many HR professionals are starting to see huge benefits by leveraging different types of software and online resources to save time, increase efficiency and save money. From free online resources to monthly software subscriptions, these tools can support HR professionals to achieve more in their day. We’ve listed out just a handful of resources we think are useful below: Employee Surveys We may be a little biased here at Primary Colours Surveys, but we think investing in people [...]

18 07, 2019

How to Improve Employee Retention & Keep your Top Talent

2019-07-18T14:43:15+01:00July 18th, 2019|

The ability for organisations to retain their top talent is a vital component in their overall success. Employee turnover and bad hires can be extremely costly, so businesses need to prioritise hiring the right people, and retaining these people within the organisation. Finding new talent externally is time consuming, expensive and draining on resources, meaning businesses with high employee turnover may never reach their full potential. It can also have an impact on other employees and contribute to negative feelings towards the workplace. Other employees may start wondering “why is everyone leaving?” and resenting the added pressure that turnover can [...]

4 07, 2019

Employee Burnout – Identifying and Preventing Burnout with High Performing Employees

2019-07-04T09:11:55+01:00July 4th, 2019|

It can happen in any industry, to any employee. A once eager, enthusiastic and engaged employee becomes an irritated, stressed and unproductive member of the team. Employee burnout is a real problem in workplaces all around the world. But why does this happen and what can employers do to prevent their star employees becoming burnt out and leaving the organisation? What is Meant by Employee Burnout? Firstly, it’s important to identify what is exactly meant by “employee burnout.” Employee burnout can be seen as the emotional and physical response to chronic stress in the workplace and negative perceptions of work. [...]

6 06, 2019

Staff Survey Reporting – Analysing and Reporting on your Staff Surveys

2019-06-13T16:14:13+01:00June 6th, 2019|

Employee engagement is key to building a motivated, committed, healthy and high-performing workforce. Staff surveys, such as pulse surveys and focus groups, are a great way to measure and track employee engagement. The ability to create meaningful conclusions and insights from your employee engagement surveys will ensure your business gets the most out of these tools. When conducting any type of staff survey, there are 2 vital components (that are often forgotten about). Firstly, designing a survey which is truly relevant to YOUR people and gaining buy-in through communication and training before the survey launches, to help maximise response rates [...]

23 05, 2019

Career Development Surveys – Using Surveys to Support Employee Development

2019-05-23T15:28:02+01:00May 23rd, 2019|

Career development and progression is often an important factor for employee engagement. Businesses that fail to communicate and deliver on development opportunities and career progression are likely to experience an exodus of top talent to competitors. Organisations with employees who actively learn and develop themselves professionally are also likely to benefit from a more highly skilled workforce, able to achieve greater results. So, how can businesses understand if their employees feel motivated or unengaged when it comes to career development opportunities? Employee engagement surveys are the perfect place to start. They help businesses conduct meaningful research into how employees are [...]

9 05, 2019

Entry and Exit Interviews – Are you Getting the Most out of Them?

2019-05-10T10:53:18+01:00May 9th, 2019|

Employee engagement is a defining pillar of long-term success for businesses. Understanding how employees feel about their experience at work holds incredible value for business owners and management teams looking to improve and innovate. If people are the lifeblood of business, then understanding them better makes sense on every level. Two groups that shouldn’t be ignored are those entering the business, and those leaving. Taking the time to really understand their experiences and attitude towards the business can help to identify underlying issues. Actioning the insights gained from such employee interviews can help to improve employee retention, employee engagement and [...]

25 04, 2019

Employee Motivation – How to Motivate Employees in 2019

2019-04-25T11:43:40+01:00April 25th, 2019|

Whether businesses want to admit it or not, the level of motivation within their workforce will play a defining role in the overall success of that organisation. Employee motivation is a pillar of employee performance – a driver that can determine whether an employee struggles to live up to their potential, or whether they provide outstanding results for the business. The level of motivation they have will impact what they can achieve. It will also help to shape the culture and atmosphere in a business, something that can’t be ignored in today’s working world. Unmotivated employees can end up being [...]