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Exit Surveys in the Education Sector: Follow Student Success

clock November 30, 2013 13:14 by author Administrator

The practical use for the exit survey isn’t limited to the business world. Top colleges and universities can benefit from the results.

For example, the US - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has revealed that 87 per cent of Indian MBA students who graduated this year were placed in top companies, based on the results they acquired from an exit survey from graduates.

The GMAC exit survey of graduating management students was conducted among students in 129 business schools around the world.

Schools and educational organizations can use the exit survey as a tool to see:

  • What students thought of their experience
  • Where schools are succeeding
  • Where students could use more guidance
  • How students are fairing in the business world

An online exit survey can be filled out remotely, so it’s far more effective than an exit interview. It can be sent to students across the world at any time. This means you can easily send it to students from a year or so ago, to see how their career is going and if they’re working in the sector they trained for.

If you have any questions about what exit survey software can do for your organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.

Gallup Poll Says Only 13% of Employees Feel Engaged

clock November 29, 2013 16:06 by author Administrator

Planet Earth just got some terrible results from an employee engagement survey. According to the results of a recent Gallup Poll, only 13 per cent of employees across the globe are engaged in their jobs.

Based on Gallup’s numbers, The Harvard Business Review created an interesting map that highlights each country’s respective engagement levels.

The State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leaders Worldwide report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012.

“Countries that double the number of engaged employees in every company will be best positioned to win the lion’s share of the US$140 trillion in new customers.

Doing so starts with you in your company. And it spreads around the country from there,” wrote Gallup’s Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO.

“When and if your company, and then country, doubles its workforce engagement, only great things will follow: an economic boom, an explosion of innovative ideas, and a surge in entrepreneurship. No country can ramp up ideas and entrepreneurship high enough right now. There are literally trillions in customer revenue waiting to be won.”

The report also estimates that active disengagement costs US$450 billion to $550 billion per year, in the United States along.

If you want to know how involved your employees are, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about employee engagement surveys.

More Than of Half HR Managers Admit Employees Aren’t Engaged

clock November 28, 2013 11:02 by author Administrator

Not enough companies are using tools like an employee engagement survey to ensure their employees feel connected. 

In fact, a recent survey revealed that 56 per cent of surveyed HR managers concede their organization's employee engagement falls short on driving bottom-line business objectives.

A recent Right Management global survey polled more than 1,800 human resources managers to gauge the effectiveness of their employee engagement efforts.

"Employee engagement should be a mindset, not a program that starts and stops when morale is bad,” said Scott Ahlstrand, Right Management's Global Practice Leader for Employee Engagement. 

“Unfortunately, many large organizations don't have a true pulse on the value of their engagement. They need to effectively turn engagement data into meaningful intelligence at the department and individual manager level to help employees recognize their contributions to the business."

A fully integrated employee engagement survey can help you gauge how your employees feel, so you can take any corrective steps before you have a major issue.

"Successful companies have engaged employees that understand how they contribute to that success," added Ahlstrand.

If you have any questions about employee engagement surveys, please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.

Do Bosses That Apologize Have More Engaged Employees?

clock November 27, 2013 12:02 by author Administrator

Do bosses who refuse to apologize see worse results on employment engagement surveys? Does accountability lead to engagement?

According to the global Leadership Pulse Survey, almost half (43 per cent) of employees say that their managers rarely or never apologize. At the same time, only 19 per cent of employees responded that their bosses always or often say they're sorry.

"The lack of employee engagement is a huge issue among U.S. workers and our research found that employees who register low levels of trust at work, are also the most likely group to report low engagement,” said Andrew Graham, CEO of Forum Corp.

"When managers aren't transparent in their actions – and that includes accepting responsibility for errors, being truthful with their employees and acknowledging hard work – that tends to breed mistrust among employees."

Their data also shows that:

  • 96% of employees say it's extremely important for employees to have a manager they can trust
  • 56% of managers say it's extremely important for employees to trust their managers
  • 37% of employees say that they trust managers less today, compared to past years
  • 78% of managers say they refrain from asking for forgiveness for fear of appearing incompetent, while 22% are afraid of looking weak

If you have any questions about what an employee engagement survey can do for your company, please contact us any time.

World Employee Satisfaction Survey Says 22% Americans Would Work for Free

clock November 26, 2013 15:58 by author Administrator

If you took an employee satisfaction survey of the entire world, what would it look like? asked a little over 8,000 people in Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US about their job satisfaction. Surprisingly, 22 per cent of American respondents said they love their job so much that they would work for free.

Here’s how Americans answered: “Which of the following best describes how much you love your current job?                                                                                

  • 22%: Love it – Would do it for free
  • 31%: Like it a lot – You enjoy what you do, but you could like it more
  • 31%: Like it – You like it well enough for now
  • 10%: Don’t love it at all – but it is a necessary evil
  •  6%: Don’t like it – You think you could do better

By contrast, only one in ten Brits (11 per cent) love their jobs so much they would do them for free. Elsewhere, 18 per cent of respondents from India would work for free.

“What is striking about the findings is that the strength of a country’s labor market doesn’t necessarily correlate with workforce contentment. While workers in challenged markets may have had fewer opportunities to advance in terms of promotions or salary during the recent downturn, it has not necessarily affected their happiness, “said Chris Moessner, Vice President for Public Affairs, GfK.

If you have any questions about what a 360 employee satisfaction survey could do for your company, please contact us any time.