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Is face to face engagement dead?

  Our Research Consultant, Marc Sowik, looks at how tech should – and should not be – used to listen to your people.   You’ll probably have been invited to the pub by your colleagues via a WhatsApp group: ‘Drinks on Friday!’? The people you sit next to every day: and you wonder why they […]

What can engagement people learn from Smart Cities?

  I was recently reading an article about Smart Cities; specifically Barcelona, and was struck by some parallels to the type of work we do. I thought I’d share them with you in this week’s newsletter because I like to take inspiration from the outside world and the intersection of society and technology. Back to […]

Engagement: Shopping around for the best deal

  Good retail staff have a special set of skills… Collecting hire cars is one of the most frustrating things I’ll ever do as a consumer. Navigate the booby trapped T&Cs, deduce which office my weird budget subsidiary belongs too – then stand and queue whilst a ‘ClubCar’ (or whatever it is) member jumps in […]

The curious death of an entire industry

  When we started Employee Research five years ago, it was with a desire to do something better than the big agencies had been doing. I’d been working at Unilever, running the employee survey and they would come in and do a beauty parade to try to get shortlisted for that lucrative project. Those Victoria, […]

How to benchmark in the 21st century. (Don’t).

    When you work in an industry it’s easy to accept the common practices as necessary – everyone does it so it must be worth it, right? But when you really think about something (and know how it actually works) there are times when questioning the status quo can be helpful.   The employee […]

Sustainable engagement – more than just a people plan…

  Marc Sowik, our Research Consultant, tells us about his experiences going back to university, and where the worlds of Sustainable Development and employee engagement meet. Recently I’ve been learning about corporate ‘greenwashing’ – and before this sounds too serious, take a look at this advert from the 80s to see one of the earliest […]

Happy Birthday – A Message from our MD

Today marks the four year anniversary of Employee Research. Without any seed funding and with just the sweat from our collective brow, we’ve built a fantastic little team and a really cool company. We now run engagement programs for some of the biggest and most exciting companies in the world. We’ve had the pleasure of […]

How long does your supplier make you wait?

Our clients get all of their reports the day a survey closes. Even if there’s hundreds of them. They even contain automatically-themed comment analysis. How long does your supplier make you wait? As discussed in our recent radio show and at People Analytics 2016, there is a desire to move away from running annual surveys to more regular listening. […]

Working 9 to 5, not the way to make a living?

Our new Research Executive, Lynsey Jackson, with news from the frontline of the gig economy… In a world where Instagram modelling is actually a profession, people quit careers to play Pokemon Go and selling your unused knick-knacks on auction websites can make you a small fortune, it’s clear to see that working 9am till 5pm […]

Employee Research on the wireless

Peter Wilde, MD at Employee Research is interviewed by Jo Dodds from Engage For Success on the timely and provocative topic of ‘The Death of the Annual Engagement Survey’. You can listen to the show here.