Staff Employee Surveys

Today so many staff grew up with the internet. They have Facebook and Twitter, access to Glassdoor, social media and mobile phones. They are used to giving feedback with a single swipe of the thumb. As a result, the annual, long staff survey is irritating and anachronistic to most staff. Employees want to give feedback in a relevant and timely way. They want it to be a quick process, they want it to be listened to, and more than anything, they want it to be easy. At the same time, access to regular staff feedback makes mangers more accountable and effective.

In this section, you’ll find some of the latest reading, research and insight into the way staff surveys are changing and how to adapt yours (or bring in whole new methods) to ensure you’re hearing from your employees. If you listen to them regularly, you’ll give yourself the best opportunity to keep morale and retention as high as possible.

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The Culture Code: Book Review

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Managing customer experience: from crisis to recovery

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Black Swan: Book Review

In a matter of weeks, Covid-19 has gone from a distant piece of news, to a massive global shock. It's been called a true "Black Swan" event. The term Black Swan was coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 bestseller: “Black Swan: The…
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Competing Against Luck: Book Review

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100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Book Review

Usually Customer Experience business books come out of the experience of a single person, and often also a single company, which has had a reputation for generating good CX results. This month, we've been reading a book on Customer Experience…
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Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers: Book Review

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Blue Ocean Shift: Book Review

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Punk CX: Book Review

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Emoji in Surveys and Business Communication

Can you believe it’s been a mere seven years since emoji hit the mainstream? Billions are now being sent each day, with all ages universally embracing the ability to add images to their written communications. Here at Customer Thermometer,…