Your Resolution: Conduct these Key Surveys in 2016

Lose 10 pounds (15?). Finally quit smoking. Travel to exotic far-off lands. Be less stressed. Yes, these are among the most commonly-broken New Year’s Resolutions. Hey, stuff happens. We all know this. At Inquisium we’re not here to judge. But may I suggest six resolutions you should embrace more

6 Surveys You Need to Conduct this Holiday Season

Just 34 days make up the commerce-laden holiday season bookended by Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It’s a short window of time representing billions of dollars in consumer spending, weeks of time off from work, countless miles on the road and a barrage of holiday functions. And in the midst of more

Heard It On The X(tab)

There are a few go to techniques that we use for survey data analysis. The primary tool used for analyzing survey data is the crosstab. There are fancier multivariate techniques, and those have their place, but for everyday use the crosstab is the preferred method for analyzing nominal and more

Best Practices for 360 Peer Reviews

Performance reviews are no fun. Whether they’re annual reviews with a manager or 360 peer reviews, they’re unwelcome aspects of any job. Although 360 reviews seem like they would be the perfect complements to standard annual reviews, they have the potential to wreak havoc on morale, productivity more

Does X Cause Y?

As a marketer I am always curious about the impact of marketing activities and purchase behavior. In short, I wonder if our activities cause people to purchase our products and services. The notion of causality goes back some time in the area of social, economic and business research. Our more

The Problem With 360 Reviews

Performance reviews are a necessary evil in the workplace. The good news is that the one-way, annual performance evaluation where an employee gets to hear about the all things she did wrong over the past year, and maybe a few that she did right, isn't the be all and end all of the review more

Employee Satisfaction is Key to Retention

At this stage in the economic recovery, if one could call it that, it is not unreasonable to expect employees to begin looking for new employment. After several years of depressed wage growth and fears of job loss, employees are beginning to move to new positions in record numbers. Add to this more

How to Test New Knowledge After Training

This morning, Cynthia posted about the importance of conducting post-training surveys for new employees. While training "satisfaction" surveys are certainly a good idea six months after training to evaluate the impact and success of your organization's training programs. Surveys have more

More Companies Hiring Former Interns After Graduation

If you ever needed a reason, other than hands-on experience, to do an internship, the results of a recent Wall Street Journal survey provide another. According to Alexandra Cheney in her article, Firms Assess Interns' Potential, for the Wall Street Journal, the Journal surveyed close to 480 more

The Positive Side of Peer Evaluations

Few people – if any – look kindly on evaluations, whether they're being evaluated by their peers or their bosses. When people are fair and honest, peer evaluations can be priceless tools for supervisors and managers to use to improve their teams' performances and the overall atmosphere of their more
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