13 03, 2019

Benefits of Using Qualitative Research within your Employee Engagement Surveys

2019-03-13T16:16:16+00:00March 13th, 2019|

Qualitative data can help unlock valuable insights into all aspects of business. It produces data that is built on behaviour, emotion, character, personality, and other traits that can help understand the “why” behind an issue. But what exactly is qualitative data, and why is it so valuable for businesses? When looking to embark on any type of research project, businesses are likely to be presented with two sorts of data: quantitative and qualitative. Both sets of data are valuable to draw meaningful interpretations and to help draw valid conclusions. Quantitative data is predominantly focused on numbers and providing statistics to [...]

6 03, 2019

The Importance of Trust, Legitimacy and Security When Collecting, Analysing and Storing Employee Survey Data

2019-03-11T16:16:06+00:00March 6th, 2019|

It will come as no surprise that the way organisations are using data is changing the future of the working world. “Big Data”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Machine Learning”, “Data Analytics” are beginning to take over the working world. While this may seem a long way off for some, the value that can be gained from understanding the data you have can have huge success implications for your business. However, there is no secret that with great data, comes great responsibility. Here at Edgecumbe, we work with all sorts of people data from Employee Engagement Survey data to personality psychometric data to [...]

28 02, 2019

Pulse Surveys – HR’s Handy Guide to Pulse Surveys

2019-02-28T10:09:42+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Measuring employee engagement can’t be an afterthought for organisations of any size. Understanding your employees is vital for building a motivated, committed, healthy and high-performing workforce. From understanding the sentiment towards tasks, people or processes, to understanding reactions to large company events, or career progression, understanding those who work for your organisation is the key to unlocking their full potential. A popular and effective type of employee engagement survey is the Pulse Survey. What is a Pulse Survey? Pulse Surveys are short, specific engagement surveys, used to provide useful information on employee satisfaction and engagement. They can be used to [...]

15 02, 2019

Using Surveys and Interviews During Employee Onboarding

2019-02-15T09:51:39+00:00February 15th, 2019|

In these modern times of super-fast communication and fast-changing business environments, the process of employee “onboarding”, incorporating new hires into an organisation, must, by necessity, adapt and move into the modern world. The need to attract the best talent and then retain people with the right attitude and appropriate skillset has become increasingly important, whether the employer is a large corporation or an SME. Businesses always want to employ the best. But, doing this has become more complicated. Business is changing fast and with it, the demands of the workforce have become more demanding. Businesses, having to employ growing numbers [...]

8 02, 2019

What are Employee Surveys? Tips for Creating Successful Employee Surveys

2019-02-15T09:51:56+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Employee engagement surveys are vital tools to help businesses understand and build stronger employee-employer relationships. This ensures businesses can retain top talent and grow sustainability with a happy and engaged workforce. Staff surveys help create a process that encourages a clear communication channel between employees and employers. This helps identify potential issues that could be impacting employee engagement, as well as learning what parts of the business are currently working well at keeping employees happy. Although businesses may be tempted to quickly put a staff survey together and quiz their employees, it pays to take the time to develop something [...]

1 02, 2019

How Can You Measure Employee Satisfaction and Engagement?

2019-02-01T11:45:33+00:00February 1st, 2019|

Are your employees happy? Do they enjoy the work they are doing? These types of questions may appear simplistic at first, but reflect a trend in workplaces all around the world, that are finally putting employee satisfaction at the top of their agenda. Employee happiness and engagement are becoming increasingly recognised as the catalysts for long-term business success. High staff turnover rates, low employee engagement, and disgruntled team members create a recipe for disaster. To overcome this, businesses must have the well-being of their employees engrained into every aspect of their business, otherwise risk becoming outdated and even extinct organisations. [...]

21 01, 2019

Enhancing Company Culture using Surveys, Interviews and Focus Groups

2019-02-01T11:47:06+00:00January 21st, 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 [...]

25 09, 2018

How to Yield Meaningful Data from Engagement Surveys

2018-09-18T15:59:45+00:00September 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

20 09, 2018

Wellbeing at Work – A 2018 Review of Current Trends, Data, and Theory

2018-09-20T10:09:26+00:00September 20th, 2018|

On average, people spend roughly a third of their life at work. This equates to around 90,000 hours in a lifetime. Work is a major part of our lives and therefore has a huge impact on our overall quality of life and wellbeing. This highlights the importance of wellbeing at work, and ensuring our workplaces are environments that positively contribute to our overall mental and physical wellbeing. As discussed in a previous blog post, “engagement and wellbeing; you can’t have one without the other,” employee engagement has become a growing focus for businesses and leaders, even gaining support and [...]

28 07, 2018

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

2018-07-17T17:17:06+00:00July 28th, 2018|

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 [...]