By Dominique Schmid on 30.03.2021 | 9 minutes reading time
Who has the best idea of what your employees need to do good work? They do themselves! In our experience, companies do best when they start from this understanding, and when employees are included in the development process for the employee survey. If you’re wondering how to design your employee survey so that it leads to meaningful change, then you’ve come to the right place.
By Claudia Leu on 17.03.2021 | 4 minutes reading time
Can you go to your boss with honest criticism? Does your work environment regularly include constructive feedback that helps you grow? Read on to see why a constructive feedback culture is important. We’ve also put together a few tips on the subject to help you get started right away.
By Nils Reisen on 15.02.2021 | 2 minutes reading time
If you google employee engagement today or follow HR forums or the news, you’ll hear about just how low employee engagement rates are. Gallup regularly tracks engagement levels and reports that “85% of employees worldwide are not engaged or are actively disengaged in their job” (Gallup, 2017). Why is that?
By Nils Reisen on 27.01.2021 | 3 minutes reading time
You’ve probably heard this before: higher employee engagement means improved productivity and more contribution to the company’s growth and success. Increasing engagement can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have a large organisation looking to you for guidance. But you can do it! Here are few ideas that you might find helpful.
By Nils Reisen on 18.12.2020 | 2 minutes reading time
Unions and employee representatives play an important role in employee surveys. Their goal is to defend the employees’ interests. This can lead them to resist projects aimed at creating a more open feedback culture. Here are three tips on how you can ensure that the employee representatives are on your side.
By Nils Reisen on 16.12.2020 | 52 seconds reading time
In 2020, more surveys were run with Pulse than ever before. To make it as easy as possible for you to run surveys, we removed many smaller and larger stumbling stones. We have also increased the flexibility of Pulse so that you can more easily represent your organisational setup (e.g. agile teams, project teams).
By Nils Reisen on 27.11.2020 | 3 minutes reading time
Let me start with a personal story. When I took up a new job at a large corporation a few years ago, I quickly noticed that some of my new colleagues saw feedback as a threat. This surprised me because, throughout my personal life as well as my professional career, I was used to receiving feedback. From early on, feedback became a valuable tool for me to learn and improve.
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At Creaholic, we believe that if you have a growth mindset you can learn something valuable from any experience. I was supposed to write a text for this blog last week and got completely sidetracked by following the US presidential race in all its nail-biting development. The planned text remained unwritten but I did learn a lot – not only about US geography and the intricacies of the election system – and I’d like to share some thoughts.
By Nils Reisen on 23.09.2020 | 2 minutes reading time
What is the goal of employee surveys? It is to find out what is going well and where there are obstacles in the daily (cooperative) work. If you remove these, everyone in the company can do a good job. So much for the theory. In reality, however, you often stumble when you move from the survey results to noticeable improvements. What are the requirements for an effective employee survey?
By Nils Reisen on 10.06.2020 | 3 minutes reading time
The Coronavirus lockdown made it considerably more difficult to do our jobs. With many people working from home, keeping in touch and collaborating with coworkers was a challenge. Our survey tool Pulse helped our customers and us to cope with this extraordinary situation. Here is what we have learned along the way.
By Nils Reisen on 04.06.2020 | 4 minutes reading time
The following argument is often made: if the survey is not anonymous, employees won’t dare tell the truth and very important information is lost. Is this true? When we developed Pulse, we wanted to get to the bottom of this question empirically and ran a little experiment.
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How do you make the “elephants in the room” visible to everyone? Swisscom answered this question with Pulse and brought organizational innovation back to grassroots. The most important lesson learned: transparent feedback transforms “elephants in the room” into opportunities for improvement. We spoke to Philippe Nicod, Group Human Resources, Swisscom. Here are his top learnings.
By Nils Reisen on 21.02.2020 | 6 minutes reading time
We thought so, too. After all, anonymity seemed to be the sacred cow of employee surveys. But then we began to have doubts: do anonymous surveys really result in valuable employee feedback? Is anonymity used to implement improvements that benefit everyone at the company?