Is a survey just a moment in time? Or can it be more?

Is a survey just a moment in time? Or can it be more?

“I love a survey!” I said, as I completed the feedback survey as I was leaving the excellent Female Founders Business Brunchin’ organised by Claire Griffiths of The Thrive Effect last Friday at Barclays Eagle Lab. Luca Forte, who manages the labs and was...

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When you need more than ‘a hunch’

When you need more than ‘a hunch’

Acting on a hunch – it’s something we often do, and sometimes with positive results. But what happens when you present your ‘hunch’ in the Boardroom? What about when you meet with your Leadership Team at your annual meeting, deliver your 3-year talent strategy and...

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Are you really listening?

Are you really listening?

Employee engagement surveys are dead – long live employee engagement surveys! This argument can go on forever. But ultimately what’s important is that organisations are listening to their employees. Here are 3 things to keep in mind: 1) If you’re not asking the...

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Employee Engagement surveys: what type are you?

Employee Engagement surveys: what type are you?

By Lisa Pantelli & Bonamy Waddell Employee engagement surveys can be an effective tool for looking at – well, exactly what it says on the tin! But, they are only effective if they are delivered as part of a broader company commitment to creating a great place to...

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We can’t all be bakers!

We can’t all be bakers!

We can’t all be bakers! We all know what it’s like – we open the cupboard and see the ingredients, but a lack of [please delete as appropriate] skills / confidence / time / energy / passion / all-of-the-above mean we’d still rather nip to the shops than bake it...

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4 simple data steps to help small businesses grow

4 simple data steps to help small businesses grow

At any stage of a company’s growth, data and insights will come from a broad variety of sources. Some of it is ‘gifted’ to you, in the form of website analytics, customer databases, and sales figures to name a few. Some you can generate yourself – such as survey...

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Who is Data’s friend?

When we think about people and relationships, we know it’s often said that opposites attract. In friendships, there are the extrovert/introvert, assertive/shy, highly-strung/laid-back best friend combinations which work because, balanced against each other, they form...

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From global ‘we’ to one of me

A year ago today On 31 January 2017, I went into the office for the last time (delivering my final Excel pivot-table mentoring session as a parting gift!). 12 years after joining global PR agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies, I’d decided it was time I said goodbye to many...

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