Employee Surveys

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

Data is being collected in droves, but most of the time, people don’t know what to do with it. That’s why data scientists are hot commodities in the startup world right now. In fact, between 2003 and 2013, employment in data industries grew about 21 percent — nearly 16 percent more than overall employment growth. It’s a fairly new concept, but these people are so valuable because they unders... »

One Word Can Speak Volumes About Your Company Culture

One Word Can Speak Volumes About Your Company Culture

Employee surveys are used to help manage the employee relationship. The questions in the employee survey are used to elicit employee responses that will be used to better understand how to improve that relationship. I crafted a new employee survey question that combines the best of both structured and unstructured measurement approaches. This approach provides both qualitative and quantitative inf... »

Your Relative Performance: A Better Predictor of Employee Turnover

Your Relative Performance: A Better Predictor of Employee Turnover

Last week, I compared two employee turnover metrics. One metric was a self-reported measure gathered through surveys. The other metric reflected the employment status at a later date (the objective metric). The analysis showed that, while self-reported intentions to quit predicted whether or not the employee actually quit, the correlation between the two metrics was only r = .31. Are there other, ... »

Using Driver Analysis to Improve Employee Loyalty

Researchers have shown a consistent relationship between employee attitudes and customer attitudes. Specifically, they have found that satisfied/loyal employees, compared to dissatisfied/disloyal employees, have more satisfied customers. Examining different bank branches, Schnieder & Bowen (1985) found that branches with satisfied employees have customers who are more satisfied with service an... »

Getting the Most Value from your Employee Survey

Companies need to ensure they are providing their employees with the tools, information and support they need to be successful at their jobs. One way companies gauge how well they meet their employees’ needs is through an annual employee survey. Employee surveys can provide companies useful insight about what makes their employees want to work there. For my next two posts, I will talk about ... »

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