Businesses usually accept the necessity of understanding their markets, their customers, their profitability, but sometimes they do not understand their employees. Adding employees’ perspectives into the ‘success equation’ provides a powerful driver to achieve and maintain a flourishing, resilient organisation.
And in these uncertain times, quality information is critical in sustaining the changes that are often required to steer a company through the choppy waters of trading.
At organic hr we undertake surveys that provide employers with current, accurate, relevant data in understandable reports and presentations (if required) explaining the information. This allows you to:
- see how your company is functioning from many perspectives, internally as well as externally
- recognise your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses in key areas
- identify benchmarks and gain a better understanding of how your business compares to other organisations
- use this feedback to improve performance
- monitor your data over time to see whether changes made have had the desired effect
Why use organic hr?
Our experience is that response rates are higher and respondents are more candid when you use a third party for data collection. We are often asked to undertake . . .
‘Organisations deserve the employees they have’ – Discuss!
Seeking to understand and communicate with employees pays dividends every time, especially so when recession or challenging trading circumstances loom. Time and again, experience shows that a truly engaged employee generates efficiencies, underpins good decisions and increases profitability.
Employees can be broadly grouped into four types:
- Unhappy employee – someone who is dissatisfied and disengaged from their organisation; these people are unproductive, negatively affecting those around them and they take up a great deal of management time. They might stay with the company until they find something else, but unfortunately they often do not bother to look for employment elsewhere and continue to spread discord
- Neutral employee – someone who is generally content with pay, benefits, management, working conditions, but is passive, doing nothing over and above the minimum required, leaving when something better comes along
- Satisfied employee – someone who does not think about leaving the company but is reactive, usually responding to situations only when told to
- Engaged employee – someone who proactively champions and promotes their organisation at every opportunity, feels a strong connection with their company and seeks better ways to do things
Undertaking employee surveys gives you information that helps you decide how to make changes in the most effective way, encourages more of your staff to move towards the ‘Engaged Employee’ category.