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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