Tags: Employee surveys

Rob Rave: Annual staff surveys don’t engage employees

Most companies carry out an annual staff survey to gauge the opinions of their employees and, if the purpose of the survey is to gather critical data about the organisation, this can work well. However when it comes to employee engagement, which many companies treat as a ‘bolt-on’ to a staff survey, it serves only…

Scottish workers are the UK’s most stressed

We are a nation of stressed staff – eating lunch ‘al desko’ as well as working overtime, through holidays and even when we’re ill, according to new research. The Big Work Survey of 2,000 UK working adults and 500 senior decision makers across Great Britain found businesses could be storing up ‘bigger problems down the line’ because 64 per…

An expert has urged bosses worried about the prospect of imposing salary freezes to consider offering workers non-financial benefits, claiming that doing so can help to maintain workforce morale. Institute for Employment Studies research fellow Dilys Robinson explained that staff are aware of the budgetary constraints affecting organisations across the country, but suggested a little…

British Institute of Facilities Managers have launched one of the largest ever reviews of the state of Britain’s workplaces. The BIFM, the ‘natural home’ of facilities management in the UK, with a mission to advance the facilities management profession, provides information, education, training and networking services for its members. The survey will be conducted by…

Human resources has had much to tackle over the last year; cost cutting, public sector cuts, corporate sector recovery, new recruitment processes, tackling new immigration caps, the coalition government’s initiatives, preparing for the Equality Bill, and a host of other pressing concerns reported to you first in HRreview. As a HR practitioner, no one understands…

As the Government tackles the country’s public finances and budget deficit, almost two thirds of employers (63 per cent) argue that work-related education and training will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to ‘The Skills Economy – the new framework for prosperity’ a new report from the vocational education organisation, City…

According to brewer SABMiller’s European Beer Drinkers Survey, British bosses are the most generous in Europe when it comes to socialising with staff after work. While French managers say ‘non’ to staff drinks, British bosses like to take their team to the pub and pay for post-work pints. British businessmen and women boost morale the…