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 [...]

11 04, 2019

7 Benefits of Using Focus Groups for Improving Employees

2019-04-11T12:54:17+01:00April 11th, 2019|

Here at Primary Colours Surveys, we take great pride in using focus groups as part of our thorough research processes to improve employee engagement for our clients. Focus groups are just one of the tools we use that help us delve deeper into particular areas of value or concern. Numerical data can be a key part of research but sometimes to understand the whole story, focus groups and a qualitative approach to research is also extremely valuable. But what exactly are focus groups, and why would an organisation choose to use them? What is a Focus Group? A focus group [...]

28 03, 2019

Employee Experience – What is it and How Can You Benefit from it?

2019-03-28T09:17:18+01:00March 28th, 2019|

The experience your employees have within the workplace ultimately defines their impact and effectiveness. An engaged and happy employee is a driving factor in business success. Most well-accepted definitions of employee engagement describe individuals investing more of their: commitment, creativity and ideas, energy/focus, and extra care and initiative. Businesses that enjoy high levels of employee engagement are much more likely to outperform their counterparts with lower employee engagement. This makes it a top priority for all businesses. Employee engagement can’t be seen as a disjointed list of attributes and factors – instead, it should reflect the whole experience an employee [...]

13 03, 2019

Benefits of Using Qualitative Research within your Employee Engagement Surveys

2019-03-13T16:16:16+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00February 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+01:00February 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+01:00February 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 [...]