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Rebekah Coombes of County Durham Housing Group

First survey success! How County Durham Housing Group is using Hive to unite their workforce

County Durham Housing Group has hit the ground running with Hive. We mark an incredible first set of Hive platform insights by sharing their motivations behind employee feedback gathering and exploring their plans to shape workforce experience. Hive’s customer partnership with County Durham Housing Group began this year, when one …

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Hive Founder CEO John Ryder with Commercial Director Alan Scott

Hive welcomes new Commercial Director

Exciting times here at Hive HQ as we welcome more new faces to the team.  In September we said hello to our new Commercial Director, Alan Scott.   With over 13 years’ of experience in the software, sales and marketing industries, Alan joins Hive from email marketing platform Communicator, where …

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How to be Mindful of Migraine in the workplace

If migraine is the “third most common disease in the world”, then why is there still a stigma attached in the workplace? To support the Migraine Trust’s dedicated awareness week this September, we’re sharing their crucial advice and some hard-hitting stats for organisations to take on board.   An estimated 23%* of …

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Team Hive says ‘hi’ to two new senior creatives

At the start of this pretty darn superb summer (even by Newcastle’s standards!), Team Hive brought on board two new brand creatives – Tim Murphy and Charlotte Thornton – who are right behind Hive’s mission to change working lives for the better. Tim Murphy (Aussie native and awesome Graphic Designer) …

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Iceberg ahoy! Why ignorance is still relevant and how to fix it

According to a really well-known study in the 1980s, only four per cent of problems within a company is known by senior management. Unfortunately, the ‘Iceberg of Ignorance’ is as big a problem today – so how can we better tackle it? The ‘Iceberg of Ignorance’ is a term coined by Sidney …

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Four toxic ways you’re killing interest in your employee engagement surveys

For some organisations, keeping the workforce engaged with the employee engagement survey process is a challenge in itself. So, I’m sharing some of the most damaging, common mistakes that will bury your workforce’s interest levels. 1. You don’t take confidentiality seriously An erosion of confidentiality (or even the perception by employees that confidentiality isn’t upheld) …

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The eye-popping stats that’ll make you want to switch to an always-on approach to employee engagement surveys

As decision makers, we are often charged with pushing the boundaries whilst making rock solid decisions that are grounded in understanding and managing risk. We’re responsible for keeping our finger on the pulse with the latest approaches, technologies and techniques; tempered with a fine tuned sense of what might be ‘hype’. The …

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The 10 commandments of survey writing

Survey writing might seem easy – but there is a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it.  To help you stay on the right side of the tracks, we’re sharing lessons that have been learned the hard way from countless employee surveys with employees from across …

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Hacking Gallup’s Q12 – a free improved alternative

So… you want to effectively understand what percentage of your workforce is engaged – but do so on a budget?  For years, Gallup’s Q12 has been THE go-to question-set for many organisations that want to measure employee engagement levels in their workforce. Of course, the questions are copyrighted and they’re Gallup’s intellectual …

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