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Leadership accountability – why management must set the precedent

As featured in The ARA Retailer

Everyone is watching the CEO, divisional managers and store managers. They take their cues from what they see. If managers say one thing and do another, they should not be surprised if their employees model their actions rather than follow their words…

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The 4 people drivers to future-proof your organisation

Much has been said about the uncertainty facing Australian and global businesses, and the rate of change needed to keep up or be left behind. The modern working ...

Insync Surveys and Dr. Richard Leblanc launch Leblanc Diagnostics

Insync Surveys and Dr. Richard Leblanc Launch Leblanc Diagnostics

EVENT: Insync Surveys at the MAV Conference

Insync Surveys was invited to present a speech at the Municipal Association of Victoria Local Government Customer Service Forum. The forum addressed senior local ...

Dr Leblanc in the Globe and Mail

Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail covers Dr Leblanc's Board Effectiveness Diagnostic.

Exit surveys taking off

Over a dozen major companies and government bodies have implemented Insync Surveys' market leading benchmarked Exit Interview already in 2006, call us for more details.

PARTNERSHIP: New partner in Western Australia

The Birchman Group is a pioneering Value Management firm that provides consulting services and solutions to fully realise the value of business and IT investments. ...

Insync Surveys’ partner Brian Caldwell Makes Splash in Media

Professor Brian Caldwell - of Insync Surveys Partner Educational Transformations - has been making a splash in the media lately, following the release of his new ...

PARTNERSHIP: Educational Transformations becomes an Insync Surveys Partner

Educational Transformations Pty Ltd offers a range of services to lead and support efforts to achieve significant, systematic and sustained change in schools and the ...

PARTNERSHIP: New partnership in the Carribean: SAI

Strategic Alignment Initiatives provides consulting in the areas of strategic management and strategy execution readiness, with an emphasis on the transformative role of:

Organisation Alignment Survey featured in Connexus

Connexus, the magazine for the Credit Unions of Australia, published a case study of Big Sky Credit Union's use of Insync Surveys' Organisation Alignment Survey.

PARTNERSHIP: New partnership in the UK: PerformWorld

Perform World provides tools and methodologies to help create world class Shared Service Centres (SSCs). Their approach is focused on aligning SSC and Back-Office ...

PARTNERSHIP: New partnership in California: Glowan Consulting

The Glowan Consulting Group offers a unique blend of business professionals to help companies build strong leaders and managers. By focusing on human development, ...

Employee survey white paper: The business case behind employee entry and exit surveys

Keeping talented employees is a critical success factor given the current skills shortage. Employers need to devise new approaches to retain younger staff as baby ...

EVENT: CEO Nicholas Barnett to present at Charted Secretaries Australia event

Charted Secretaries Australia's event on 10 October will focus on boosting company performance and growth. Nicholas Barnett, CEO of Insync Surveys, will feature in a ...

Statistical foundations of Insync Surveys’ Organisation Alignment Survey endorsed

Dr John Henstridge, principal consultant statistician of Data Analysis Australia, worked with Insync Surveys in 2003 and directed the development of the statistical ...

PARTNERSHIP: Insync Surveys partners with Win-Win Workplace Strategies

Win-Win Workplace Strategies is a new distribution partner and is now able to offer Insync Surveys' Organisation Alignment Survey to its clients.

PARTNERSHIP: Insync partners with SIAG

SIAG is an Australia-wide provider of services for a broad range of employment, human resources and industrial relations issues.

PRESS RELEASE: Rapidly expanding survey group now called Insync Surveys

Insync Surveys is the new name for the stakeholder survey companies formerly known as Ambit Insights and Rodski Survey Research.

PRESS RELEASE: Insync Surveys grows its Library Client Survey capabilities with a new appointment

Insync Surveys, formerly Ambit Insights and Rodski Survey Research, has appointed Michael Samarchi as a Client Relationship Manager to grow its presence in the ...

Insync Surveys is a proud supporter of Diabetes Australia – Tasmania’s 2007 Pollie Pedal

Nicholas S Barnett, Insync Surveys' CEO, rode in this year's Pollie Pedal to raise funds for Diabetes Australia - Tasmania.

PRESS RELEASE: Insync launches 2006 library results: CAUL hits an all time high

Insync Surveys, formerly Ambit Insights and Rodski Survey Research, has launched the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) members' 2006 Library Client ...

EVENT: Insync Surveys sponsors iNet Australia 2007 National Conference, Melbourne

Insync Surveys is proud to sponsor iNet's National Conference: Essential Questions for Schools and Communities: to transform today for tomorrow. The event will ...

WHITE PAPER: Conducting Employee Surveys in China

With the growth of the Chinese economy and endeavours by global organisations to build businesses in China, discovering "what Chinese employees think" has received ...

Business excellence councils outperform corporate counterparts

Insync Surveys, formerly Ambit Insights and Rodski Survey Research, has released benchmarked staff survey results for nine best practice local governments from ...

EVENT: Insync Surveys presents at Information Technology in Aged Care Conference

James Garriock, Chief Operating Officer at Insync Surveys, will discuss how a best practice framework of Board effectiveness can be applied and measured. In his ...

Employee survey research: Is Net Promoter a replacement for an Employee Opinion Survey?

Is the Net Promoter Score1 an effective replacement for an organisation-wide Employee Opinion Survey? In short: No

EVENT: HR forum sponsorship

We're proud lunch sponsors at the Strategic Human Resource Forum 2007 on 20 September at Crown Casino, Melbourne.

RESEARCH: Insync Surveys research shows that nearly 90% of employee turnover is avoidable

Insync Surveys has released The Insync Surveys Retention Review, a report into why different groups of employees leave organisations in the current Australian market.

Employee survey research: The Insync Retention Review 2007

Our research shows that nearly 90% of employee turnover is avoidable with differentiated strategies for demographic groups.

EVENT: Insync Surveys presents at the HR Leadership Asia Pacific Summit

James Garriock, Insync Surveys' Chief Operating Officer, is presenting the latest research into why different groups of employees leave jobs in the current ...

Corporate culture, not illegal, but very damaging

AWB had a "closed culture that did not accord with the statements in AWB's code of conduct," said Mr T Cole.

PRESS RELEASE: New Insync Surveys CEO appointed as firm doubles sales and capacity

Benchmarked Stakeholder Survey company Insync Surveys has appointed current Chief Operating Officer James Garriock as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Insync ...

Employee and customer white paper: Meshing customer & employee research

This white paper explores the benefit to organisations of integrating employee and customer research.

EVENT: Insync Surveys sponsors Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government Conference

As a major sponsor with significant local government experience, Insync Surveys is chairing the keynote session of the event: 'Developing a best practice culture ...

PRESS RELEASE: Insync Surveys reveals green wash has biggest impact on 25 to 34 year olds

Insync Surveys shows that age has the biggest impact on employees' expectations of their employer's environmental performance; with 25-34 year olds holding ...

Board survey research: Risk management in the boardroom

An Insync Surveys study in conjunction with Board Benchmarking This research is based on a board survey that captured the views of 625 directors who sit on 79 ...

PRESS RELEASE: Insync Surveys research shows employees aren’t convinced their organisations recognise and reward performance

New Insync Surveys research shows that many organisations are missing an opportunity to sustain employee performance and create a better culture.

WA Business News and Insync Surveys partner for the WA Best Employer Awards 2009

WA Business News and Insync Surveys have partnered to launch the WA Best Employer Awards 2009.

Employee survey research: The Insync Alignment Update

A series of five reports which will confirm or debunk common perceptions held by CEOs and HR leaders. The reports look at:

WEBINAR: Engagement on a shoestring?

FREE webinar: Wednesday 29 April 2009 at 12pm AEST Join Insync Surveys as we present our latest employee research on emotional engagement.

PRESS RELEASE: Boards need to understand their organisation’s key drivers of profitability

Board Benchmarking and Insync Surveys have today released a study called Strategy development and execution: A boardroom perspective, based on the views of 625 ...

PRESS RELEASE: Preparing to retain talent in the upswing

New exit survey benchmarking

PRESS RELEASE: Western Australia’s 2009 Best Employer Awards

Attraction and retention drivers revealed based on responses of 2169 WA employees

PRESS RELEASE: Measuring B2B customer satisfaction doesn’t cut it

Insync Surveys launches new tool to measure emotional engagement and loyalty to show the real drivers of profit and growth

Marketing and HR leaders’ spending outlook

In a recent Insync Surveys market pulse, marketing and HR leaders reveal where they're feeling budget pain along with their outlook for this financial year.

Board survey research: CEO performance and remuneration

An Insync Surveys study in conjunction with Board Benchmarking This is the second in a series of boardroom perspectives based on the views of 625 directors who ...

Board survey research: Organisation and board performance

This is the third in a series of boardroom perspectives based on our board survey that captured the views of 625 directors who sit on 79 different Australian and New ...

Employee survey research: Employee emotional engagement

In times of economic doom and gloom, employee engagement can drop off because employees lose confidence and become fearful about the organisation's future. If there ...

Employee survey research: Impact of the GFC on employee views of customer initiatives

This Insync Surveys study examines employee perceptions of their employers' customer focus before and during the economic downturn.

Employee survey research: Guiding Gen Y through the downturn

Riding the wave of the downturn is familiar territory for some, however, for a new cohort of employees this has been their first exposure to tough economic ...

WEBINAR: Bridging the gap between customer satisfaction and loyalty

FREE webinar: Tuesday 1 September 2009 at 12pm AEST

PRESS RELEASE: Insync Surveys has made the 2009 BRW Fast 100 list

Insync Surveys, a customer, board and employee survey provider, has been recognised by BRW as one of the fastest growing companies in Australia, based on an average ...

WEBINAR: Suppressed demand for new jobs will hit employers

Insync Surveys today hosted a free webinar based on The Insync Surveys Retention Review. The 2010 report, based on 1,548 employee responses from our Exit Interview, ...

EVENT: Insync Surveys sponsors 2010 HR Summit

Insync Surveys is a proud sponsor of the 8th annual HR Summit, Asia Pacific's leading HR and management event, 28 - 29 April 2010 at Crystal Palace Luna Park, Sydney.

Insync Surveys CEO to participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Insync Surveys CEO James Garriock will take part in the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday 17 June 2010. The event challenges business and community leaders to ...

PRESS RELEASE: Four improvements recommended for board chairs

Insync Surveys and Board Benchmarking have today released a study called Chair leadership: An inside look at how well board chairs perform, based on the views of 778 ...

Insync Surveys’ new direction

We have proudly announced our refreshed vision, purpose and values. We aspire to become the premier stakeholder survey and consulting specialists in Asia Pacific. ...

EVENT: Insync Surveys sponsors 2010 Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government conference

Insync Surveys is a proud sponsor of the third annual Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government conference. This event will be held 7 - 8 July 2010 at Novotel ...

Insync Surveys and RedBalloon Dream Employers Survey

The Dream Employers Survey received an overwhelming response from a public vote. The survey is now closed and Insync Surveys is currently collating the responses and ...

Employee survey research: The Insync Retention Review 2010

Insync has released The Insync Retention Review. The 2010 report, based on 1,548 employee survey responses, predicts a surge in staff turnover as the job market picks up.

Employee survey white paper: Alignment and Engagement Survey framework

This white paper outlines the framework of the employee Alignment and Engagement Survey, including many references to current research to support Insync Surveys' ...

PRESS RELEASE: HR challenges for the not-for-profit sector

Research into key employee attraction and retention issues faced by the not-for-profit sector

PRESS RELEASE: Who are the 2010 Dream Employers?

Seventy-three percent of workers dream of working somewhere else.

PRESS RELEASE: Women add real value to boards

New Australian research reveals the value women add to boards

WEBINAR: How to become a dream employer

Insync Surveys and RedBalloon hosted a free webinar on How to become a Dream Employer, based on the 2010 Dream Employers Survey results.

The vital link between employee and customer engagement

You won't have happy and engaged customers on one end of the phone line if you have unhappy and disengaged employees on the other end of the line.

Employees are key to greater customer engagement

Many organisations across the globe are implementing cultural change programs to become more customer centric (discussed in our article The 6 essential ingredients ...

Re-energise your employees through purpose

Most of us have an inner yearning for meaning and purpose but not many of us find that meaning and purpose in our workplaces. But that will have to change if we want ...

Switched on or switched off?

Unfortunately in our many years of working with organisations to improve their employee engagement and performance, we've read thousands of comments from disengaged ...

Increasing your staff survey response rate

Increasing your staff survey response rate

The 5 drivers of the Profitable Growth Cycle™

Insync's paper "The 5 drivers of the Profitable Growth Cycle™ reveals the 5 factors that drive profitable growth based on our analysis involving results from almost ...

PRESS RELEASE: Not-for-profit tops benchmark database for employee satisfaction

Not-for-profit organisation surpasses corporates to lead the way in employee satisfaction

PRESS RELEASE: 2011 Dream Employers launches. Will Google win?

Insync Surveys and RedBalloon today launched the second annual Dream Employers Survey. Open to public vote, the online survey will identify the most desirable ...

PRESS RELEASE: Online reporting empowers managers

Online reporting puts actionable data into the hands of those who can drive change.

PRESS RELEASE: Dream Employers welcomes Drake International

This year's survey will tap into employee satisfaction. Industry and company staff satisfaction will be benchmarked against the Insync Surveys employee opinion ...

EVENT: Insync Surveys sponsors 2011 Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government conference

Insync Surveys is a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government conference. This event will be held 3-4 August 2011 at Sebel, ...

Employee survey research: Dream Employers 2011

It's official, again. More Aussies and Kiwis dream of working for Google than any other organisation.

PRESS RELEASE: Dream Employers 2011 – Another win for Google

Insync Surveys and RedBalloon.com.au discover who our top 20 Dream Employers are, and why

PRESS RELEASE: Wintringham awarded United Nations’ ‘Habitat Scroll of Honour’ for work with Victoria’s elderly

Wintringham CEO Bryan Lipmann AM said: "It is wonderful to see our efforts recognised through such a prestigious award. Wintringham believes every Australian ...

WEBINAR: Dream Employers 2011 webinar – Tues 8 November

Find out what people are looking for in a Dream Employer and gain practical insights so you can position your business for success in 2012.

WEBINAR: Dream Employers 2011

In this webinar, we uncover the drivers that make a Dream Employer.

EVENT: MissRepresentation film premier

Insync Surveys and Gender Worx are presenting the Australian film premier of MissRepresentation followed by a panel and audience discussion.

Book release: GPS for your Organisation

Insync Surveys proudly announces that its executive chairman Nicholas Barnett has released his first book: "GPS for your Organisation: how to energise your employees ...

Recruitment process wins staff but the job loses them

With nearly 2000 staff and offices Australia-wide, one of our finance sector clients receives contrasting results in their Insync Surveys Entry/Exit Interview and Survey.

Christmas wishes

The team at Insync Surveys wishes you and your family a joyful Christmas and a fulfilling New Year.

Just one in nine employees say their skills and talents are used to the full potential

A recent extract from one of Insync Surveys' staff survey databases with 70,000 responses shows that just one in nine employees strongly agree that their skills and ...

Our chairman’s book release

Insync Surveys' executive chairman, Nicholas Barnett, has just released a book: "GPS for your Organisation: how to energise your employees and build sustainable high ...

Staff profile: June Shine, Director, Local Government

As an Insyncer for nearly three years, June previously gained 25 years' public sector experience in NSW. Insync has a proud history conducting over 200 research ...

Ken Blanchard, co-author of One Minute Manager®, visits Insync’s Melbourne office

Insync Surveys today hosted an afternoon tea and dinner with special guest Ken Blanchard, co-author of One Minute Manager®. Business leaders enjoyed hearing Ken's ...

Consultant’s blog: Professional service organisations can anchor graduates using Entry and Exit Interviews

During this time of economic uncertainty it's hard to attract and retain great staff in professional service organisations. Professions such as accounting, law and ...

Exit interview guide to best practice

Retention of skilled employees is critical for an organisation to achieve consistent high performance.

Exit interview questions

HR departments use exit interviews to prevent high-performing and skilled staff from leaving. Understanding why employees leave also helps HR discover what can be ...

Consultant’s blog: Alignment and engagement – not just big concepts for big organisations

When considering employee research some people think of large scale company-wide surveys administered via the global headquarters of a sizable corporation. However, ...

Insync Surveys launches website for education and library sector

Insync Surveys has a dedicated new site to reflect our close survey and consulting work with clients from universities, TAFEs, schools and colleges, government and ...

New client testimonial from Rio Tinto

Brian Proctor, Principal adviser - processing at Rio Tinto has provided a glowing testimonial of his experience working with Insync Surveys.

Insync Surveys upgrades online Entry/Exit Survey system

Following client feedback, Insync Surveys has upgraded the capabilities of the online Entry/Exit Survey, or exit interview administration system, to make it easier ...

Mapping, measuring and improving employee engagement and organisation alignment

Insync Surveys aims to help organisation be more effective, our focus on improving employee engagement extends to mapping and understanding the full employee ...

What can go wrong with an employee survey?

The majority of new clients who come to Insync to run organisational research have conducted a previous staff survey.

Consultant’s blog: Why pay for a customer survey when you can run it in-house

Yesterday I took the day off work and was astounded that by the end of the day I had been asked for my opinions of products and services several times. ...

Creating a business case for an exit interview system

In the press recently there was an article about a high profile banker who left his former employer extremely unhappy. He publically revealed negative thoughts ...

New education and library website

Insync Surveys has a new website to reflect our dedication to education and libraries.

Why exit interview benchmarking is important

By having a benchmarked Exit Interview process, you can confirm your gut instincts with hard facts.

Insync’s online Exit Interview portal

HR professionals use Insync's Exit Interview service so they have their own secure and confidential portal to issue online surveys to departing employees. Employees ...

Understanding your organisation’s safety culture for better safety outcomes

In May 2011, two Australian companies were fined $200,000 in total after an employee lost his foot in a serious accident on a construction site three years earlier.

Understanding organisational context for productivity improvement

The demand for organisations to increase the pace of change is commonly accepted. What some of us may question is how organisations respond to these demands. Take ...

Staff profile: Samantha Green, Project manager, Insync Melbourne

As an Insyncer for a year, Samantha previously gained over 15 years' experience working in both the UK and more recently Australia.

Customer survey identifies risks

Last week we were talking to a CEO who felt he needed a customer survey. His issue: the top six per cent of clients gave him 74% of revenue. Mix this fact with an ...

If you could work anywhere

It's hard to weigh up the perks of somewhere like Google with the power you might get from working at the centre of government to the profile of somewhere like the ...

Thanks Leadership Victoria

Thanks Leadership Victoria for the chance to speak to the Igniting Leadership program on 9 March 2012 on employee engagement. James says: "It's always great to meet ...

EVENT: James Garriock presenting at CPA NFP conference May 2012

James Garriock, Executive Director will be presenting at  CPA Australia's Not-for-profit conference 2012 in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth in May. Insync ...

Happy Birthday Insync Surveys!

Today, we're celebrating our 7th anniversary since Insync Surveys was formed. Thank you to our hundreds of clients for helping us achieve our successes to date.

Roadblocks to achieving a high employee survey response rate

On average, a well run staff survey achieves around a 60% response rate. A useful predictor of future response rates is the level of employee engagement obtained in ...

Tips for conducting effective staff surveys

Assessing staff attitudes and perceptions with a staff survey is essential for any organisation that's serious about improving employee engagement, reducing staff ...

Benefits you can expect from your first employee survey

The following article gives you an insight into how you can use an employee survey to improve employee engagement, improve competitiveness and make smart decisions ...

Five benefits of outsourcing your employee survey

Five benefits of outsourcing your employee survey

IT Manager’s blog: How IT impacts employee engagement

IT, it's one of those things you don't really notice until something goes wrong. And when this happens it can have a huge impact on productivity, efficiency, ...

Exit interviews reveal why employees leave

As a specialist in  exit interviews, Insync finds that employees leave because of one of four things (known as "factors" in research terms).

How to communicate your staff survey results to your team

The next step after receiving your staff survey results report is communicating the results to your team and working with your team for ongoing improvements.

Employee survey case study

A key driver in achieving high organisational performance is conducting an employee survey

Sample custom exit interview questions

Having questions that apply to your organisation's unique environment helps put your Exit Interview responses into context. If you have a third party provider for ...

Understanding workplace bullying and harassment

Insync has found that bullying and harassment within the workplace is a prevalent and serious issue.

Developing an Employee Value Proposition

Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) are most commonly defined as a term used to denote the balance of the rewards and benefits that are received by employees in ...

Interview on leadership and employee engagement

With extensive experience in employee engagement surveys, Insync Surveys' James Garriock has just been interviewed on leadership and employee engagement. Check it ...

Getting people on board with vision, mission and values

Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys' CEO, has blogged an article about getting people on board with your vision, mission and values at ProjectManager.com.au. Along with ...

James Garriock to present at AHRI Master Class on 25 June

Insync Surveys' James Garriock - with Aon Hewitt and BRW - will present an AHRI Master Class on 25 June 2012. The master class offers attendees an opportunity to ...

IT Manager’s blog: How IT impacts employee engagement

IT plays an important role in influencing employee engagement on a day-to-day basis. When we think about employee engagement, we don't often link it to our IT tools ...

AFR Boss magazine reviews “GPS for your organisation”

Insync Surveys' CEO Nicholas Barnett has received a great review for his book "GPS for your organisation" in the latest AFR Boss magazine. His book, about  employee ...

Nicholas Barnett on the cover of Charter magazine

Insync Surveys' CEO Nicholas Barnett is pictured on the cover of this month's Charter magazine by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Leon Gettler's ...

Consultant’s blog: Is your organisation’s strategy regularly referred to from the top?

Australian financial institutions are in relatively good shape although conditions are diverse across the broader sectors of the economy; probably as no surprise, ...

Employee survey invitation examples

Employee survey invitation examples

Employee survey results communication examples

Employee survey results communication examples

Take your organisation “from answers to action” with your next employee survey or customer survey

As an  employee survey and  customer survey provider, Insync collects valuable data for clients but more importantly we take our clients "from answers to action". ...

Consultant’s blog: Call centre meltdown questions whether an employee survey could have given me seven hours of my life back

Having recently changed mobile phone provider I optimistically began a fixed price contract happily envisaging what I'd do with all my saved dollars - big mistake! ...

Sample custom staff survey questions

Insync's staff survey products have the flexibility for you to add your own questions. Below are examples of staff survey questions constructed by past clients.

Consultant’s blog: B2B survey specialists vs DIY customer surveys

In the history of surveys, over the last 10 years we as consumers have been surveyed more than ever. The development and availability of IT and free online survey ...

It pays to split your customers

Customer segmentation is essential before undertaking any form of B2B customer satisfaction survey or customer research. As the findings of the customer ...

How long does a staff survey project take?

At Insync, we receive requests to launch staff surveys in as little as three weeks. Do you know if that's a reasonable timeframe?

Harness the power of your Employee Value Proposition

A challenge for businesses is not just competing for business, it's also competing for talented employees who can drive the organisation into the future

ABC Nightlife interview with Nicholas Barnett about his book: GPS for your organisation®

Tony Delroy on ABC's Nightlife interviews Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys CEO, about his book " GPS for your Organisation®".

Nicholas Barnett is Insync Surveys’ new CEO

Insync Surveys - employee, customer and board survey and consulting specialists - has a new CEO. Nicholas Barnett is now CEO after six years as the company's ...

Sky news interview with Nicholas Barnett about his book: GPS for your organisation®

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys, features in a Sky News interview with Carson Scott about his new book "GPS for your organisation®".

Insync Surveys CEO in My Business magazine

Employee survey expert and Insync Surveys CEO, Nicholas Barnett, is featured in this month's My Business magazine talking about increasing productivity by gaining ...

Insync Surveys research gives boards 101 ways to improve

Insync Surveys - employee, customer and board survey and consulting specialists - has released new research:  "Taking your board from good to great: the best 101 ...

Sky news interview with Nicholas Barnett about new board survey research

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys, features in a Sky News interview with Carson Scott about his new board survey research "The best 101 ways to improve your board".

Keep your employee survey project on track by setting objectives

Before you embark on your business improvement journey with an employee survey, your team and stakeholders should be clear on what your employee survey success ...

Consultant’s blog: Does your manager support your organisation’s long term direction?

Insync Surveys has conducted a review of nearly 70,000 employee survey responses from across industries, specifically looking at "team leadership" and how it relates ...

Consultants blog: Trust, what is it good for? Absolutely EVERYTHING

Do you trust your manager? If the answer is yes, then what would you rate them on a seven point rating scale (1 worst, 7 best)?

Listen to your employees during the “bad times”

Employee surveys are important no matter how the economy and your organisation is performing. More often than not, they're put on the back burner during economic ...

Employee survey communication tips

Conducting an  employee survey project is one part of your organisation's journey to improvement and high performance. The key to making this journey a successful ...

Bridge the gap between customer satisfaction and loyalty

Are your customers satisfied? Our customer survey research suggests that the answer to this common question might be: "who cares?" Businesses are fast losing faith ...

Consultant’s blog: Where art thou goals?

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys, recently published a book called " GPS for your organisation ®". In these times of change and economic uncertainty, Nicholas ...

When culture goes wrong

In the last month two CEOs of high profile companies have lost their jobs. They were in different businesses, with different geographic footprints, union ...

Alignment and employee engagement staff survey reveals your organisation’s performance level

Would you say your organisation and employees are driven? Or are they passionate? Better still are they both, what we would define as high performing?

Why employee survey insights are invaluable to a new CEO

Every new CEO will have an agenda and goals to achieve during their first few months. A progressive CEO will make a big investment in speaking with staff and ...

Develop great leaders with 360 feedback

A 360 feedback survey tailored to an organisation's leadership framework helps leaders improve self awareness and drives effective leadership development.

101 best ways to improve your board

We've asked some of the most senior directors of Australian and New Zealand boards for ways to improve their board. From almost 1,000 directors who have responded to ...

Insync hits a million with Country Road

Insync's benchmark database now has over a million survey responses, thanks to retailer Country Road whose staff recently conducted an Alignment and Engagement Survey.

Human Capital magazine feature article

Insync Surveys' CEO, Nicholas Barnett features as the June 2012 edition of HC Magazine's cover story: "Turn left now": GPS for your organisation.

James Garriock’s presentation to NFP for CPA

Insync Surveys' Executive Director,  James Garriock presented about measurement and performance improvement for CPA's Not-for-profit conference 2012 in Melbourne, ...

Understanding employee engagement

Employee surveys are widely used to help organisational leaders and HR practitioners understand how their staff are feeling and thinking. The central concept to ...

Consultant’s blog: Going green for employee engagement

Can businesses operating under our carbon taxing Gillard government learn something from US style "corporate sustainability philanthropy"?

Consultant’s blog: Do you know what’s expected of you?

It's that time of year when many staff are due to sit down and have their annual performance review with their manager.

Get your ducks in a row: Using organisation alignment for employee engagement and retention

While connecting with employees at all levels is no easy task, finding out what employees really think is an important first step to aligning employee behaviours ...

Consultant’s blog: Do your leaders strive for integrity?

What do you think of your senior leadership team? Okay they might have to make some tough, unpopular decisions but do they act with integrity? 

Seven best ways to improve your board

Based on the latest board survey research report " Taking your board from good to great: the best 101 ways to improve"; Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys has ...

Nicholas Barnett’s interview with Bob Kearsley at Business Essentials

Listen to Insync Surveys' CEO, Nicholas Barnett's latest interview with Bob Kearsley at Business Essentials.

Event: Benchmarking Best Practice in Local Government 2012

Insync Surveys is committed to helping local governments achieve best practice through improving organisational performance.

New Insync Surveys board chair

Rhonda O'Donnell is the new chair of Insync Surveys' board.

Insync Surveys’ customer survey

Thanks to those who recently took part in Insync Surveys' own client survey. We really value the feedback and will be using the results to ensure we serve our ...

Assess lead, not just lag, indicators of safety

Most executives and safety managers track safety incidents and focus on fixing the causes. These lag indicators (reactive measures) are the traditional way to ...

Social media: what are your employees exposing?

For the last few years it has been commonplace for organisations to monitor the activities of existing employees and investigate the backgrounds of potential ...

The importance of combining organisation alignment with employee engagement

At Insync, we often talk about organisation alignment and employee engagement, but why is it important to combine the two? Organisation alignment is quite different ...

How to action plan post employee survey

It's important to follow through on promises after an  employee engagement survey to show your commitment to improving your organisation. It also shows that you ...

Employee engagement survey planning tips

Running an employee engagement survey? Here are some quick tips to ensure the engagement survey project is a success.

Common customer survey obstacles and how to overcome them

Below are some examples of customer survey obstacles that our customers often experience and how Insync Surveys haved helped to overcome them.

Consultant’s blog: Employee engagement in Singapore hits five year low

All too often we read about the need for employee engagement without consideration of employee alignment. "Employee engagement" can be defined as the extent to which ...

Consultant’s blog: Do central IT platforms aid employee engagement?

Hays have recently reported that employee engagement throughout Europe and America is declining. With the global economy remaining bleak and pockets of redundancy ...

New Charter magazine article on how to serve boards better by Nicholas Barnett

Insync Surveys' CEO, Nicholas Barnett researched the views of senior directors to find out how executives can serve their boards better.

Employee engagement white paper: Boosting the productivity of Australian manufacturers with employee engagement

Research tells us that employee engagement and alignment makes the difference between success and failure in a business, especially during tough times.

Employee survey research: The 2012 Insync Retention Review

Insync has released its 2012 Retention Review. The report reveals that Australian organisations can influence and have the power to change 80% of their staff turnover.

Tips for communicating your employee survey results

If employees don't receive any feedback on employee survey results, it will contribute to a view that their views are not valued. It may also encourage rumours about ...

The difference between an employee satisfaction survey and an employee engagement survey

How do you know whether undertaking an employee satisfaction survey or employee engagement survey is right for your organisation? Below is an introduction to the ...

Benefits of exit interviews

An exit interview is a survey conducted with an employee who is leaving an organisation. The interview may be conducted by a person from within the organisation or ...

Consultant’s blog: Should employers be looking more to social media for employee engagement?

A recent study from the UK indicates that nearly three quarters of entry level staff and three fifths of junior managers hold social media accounts for their personal use.

Avoid employee engagement survey pitfalls

Careful planning of your employee engagement survey project is paramount, but there are many pitfalls which can vary from when to launch to how the survey is run.

James Garriock MC’s HKABA Victoria Business Awards 2012

Insync Surveys has had a long standing relationship with HKABA, so it was no surprise that James Garriock, Executive Director at Insync Surveys was asked to be the ...

Insync Surveys’ experience stretches to 61 countries in 21 languages

Insync Surveys is proud to announce their employee survey experience extends to 61 countries in 21 languages.

Up to 80% of staff turnover is avoidable

We've just released our latest Retention Review that reveals Australian organisations can influence and have the power to change 80% of their staff turnover. In a ...

Lessons for boards from MLC

There are many lessons and questions for boards arising from what many in the press have described as the "MLC debacle" in which the MLC board terminated the long ...

Four essential steps to improve employee engagement

Organisations often make employee engagement an HR responsibility; HR are expected to collect, interpret and communicate engagement initiatives in isolation. ...

How healthy is your organisation’s risk culture?

Leaders are well versed in the area of risk management but few organisations have been able to adequately measure their risk culture. Despite the many millions of ...

Exploding the myths of customer satisfaction

Organisations are losing faith in traditional B2B customer research because "satisfied" customers are walking away from established relationships.

Impact of employee engagement on retention

Simply stated, engaged employees are less likely to leave their job. If an employee has no emotional commitment to their job, there is a greater chance that they ...

Impact of employee engagement on safety

Employees who are engaged are more likely to be highly involved and absorbed in their work. If an employee is not engaged, they are less focused on their work and ...

Impact of employee engagement on productivity

Employees who are engaged with their job and employer are more productive because they are motivated beyond personal factors. They are more focused and more ...

Nicholas Barnett presents at CPA Congress 2012

Nicholas Barnett, Insync Surveys' CEO, will present at CPA Congress 2012. This is the largest annual gathering in Australia of finance, accounting and business ...

PRESS RELEASE: Research reveals 80% of staff turnover is in the employer’s control

Insync Surveys - employee, customer and board engagement measurement and improvement specialists - has released its 2012 Retention Review. The report reveals that ...

Insync Surveys receives endorsement from University of Southern Queensland

"The Insync Surveys Client Satisfaction Survey helps us to plan for continuous improvements and provides a valuable benchmark against similar organisations."

360 feedback survey sample email invitation message

360 feedback survey sample email invitation message

Impact of employee engagement on profitability

Employee engagement has a number of implications for an organisation's profitability.

Impact of employee engagement on customer loyalty

A link between having engaged employees and increased customer loyalty and satisfaction has been established.

Journey to high performance: an important case study

Insync Surveys' Alignment and Engagement Survey is built on academic research that shows the two greatest drivers of organisational performance are alignment and ...

Three big challenges for directors in 2013

Australian directors are facing a challenging environment in 2013 including an expectation of a low growth economy, significant pressure on government spending, ...

Reduce staff turnover by creating meaningful jobs

Staff turnover becomes an even more critical issue for most organisations in competitive and challenging economic times. 

Using exit interviews to reduce turnover and costs

Keeping talented employees is a critical to your organisation's success. Employers need to look at retaining younger staff as baby boomers retire. It's also ...

The changing face of organisation diagnostics and employee surveys

Employee surveys and organisational reviews have come a long way since the 1950's when consultants cruised the corridors with clipboards. The science of employee ...

Nicholas Barnett interview with Alan Kohler on Qantas radio

If you're flying on Qantas this month be sure to listen out for our CEO,  Nicholas Barnett's interview on the Qantas inflight radio.

Sky news interview with Nicholas Barnett on staff turnover research

Insync Surveys has released its 2012 Retention Review. The report reveals that Australian organisations can influence and have the power to change 80% of their staff ...

Insync Surveys receives endorsement from Spiire

Spiire is an integrated consultancy firm that delivers infrastructure project solutions across Australia and New Zealand. With over 500 staff in 17 locations, Spiire ...

Insync Surveys receives endorsement from Albright & Wilson

Albright & Wilson is the leading supplier of surfactants and phosphates in the Australian market, manufacturing specialty products for the industrial, food and ...

Media release: The 7 organisational habits that drive high performance

Many Australian companies are looking for quick fixes and easy answers to ride out difficult economic times, according to a ground-breaking survey of workplace ...

Nicholas Barnett ABC RadioNational interview on workplace culture with Fran Kelly

Insync Surveys' ground-breaking research of workplace culture involving over 100,000 employee responses from around 200 organisations highlights that while most ...

The 7 organisational habits that drive high performance

We've just released ground-breaking research identifying the 7 organisational habits that are essential for achieving high performance. The study draws on data from ...

Learn from the best: case studies of high performance

Our latest research identifying the 7 organisational habits that drive high performance is based on data from over 100,000 employees responses from around 200 ...

How women make the difference to performance

One of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure good performance is to ensure gender balanced work groups. Recent board research by Insync and  Gender ...

Four ways senior executives can serve their board better

The four ways senior executives can serve their board better is based on Insync's recent research report titled, "Taking your board from good to great: the best 101 ...

Five facts about 360 feedback surveys

Used in the right way, 360 feedback tools are very powerful in helping leaders improve self awareness. Insync's 360 Feedback Survey compares leaders' own perceptions ...

Who told you your top customers were happy?

Everyone knows how important it is to regularly seek and act on  customer feedback. B2B research shows that most organisations lose around half of their clients ...

FIA Conference 2013 Sydney, March 7–9

The 2013 FIA Conference Sydney, March 7-9

Chartered Accountants’ Business Forum May 2013

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys is speaking at the Chartered Accountants' Business Forum May 2013.

7 lessons from 7 habits

Our latest research unveils the 7 habits of high performance organisations that have steered them through a low growth economy and an increasingly competitive ...

3 steps to developing a retention roadmap

Our recent study of our extensive Exit Survey database, the 2012 Retention Review, found the majority of people leave their jobs because of the job itself - either ...

How to become a partner of choice

How can your organisation become more than a supplier to your key customers?

Engage employees in your engagement survey process

Many organisations approach an employee engagement survey as a "tick the box" exercise and are surprised and disappointed with their employees' lack of interest and ...

Super fund board performance – from good to great

Guidance on developing a documented policy on board and individual director performance assessments

“High performance is hard to achieve but possible with the right leadership”

In the recent edition of the Weekend Australian  Nicholas Barnett talks about Insync Surveys' research titled "The 7 organisational habits that drive high performance".

Organisation GPS: Nicholas uses the One Minute Manager style, crisp, clear and not a word of excess

Wilkinson Publishing's latest newsletter features Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys and his book "GPS for your Organisation®: how to energise your employees and ...

Presentation of the 7 organisational habits that drive high performance

Watch the latest video of Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys present the 7 organisational habits that drive high performance at a recent Insync Surveys event.

Insync Surveys’ experience stretches to 90 countries in 38 languages

Insync Surveys is proud to announce their employee survey experience extends to 90 countries in 38 languages.

4 steps to living an inspiring vision

Many mission statements - or statements of vision, mission and values or guidance and positioning statements (GPS) - are empty words that simply hang on a wall and ...

How to measure and improve your safety culture

The cost of neglecting safety in the workplace cannot be underestimated. The annual cost of work-related injury, illness and disease has been assessed at more than ...

How to detect and eliminate invisible bullying

Does your workplace tolerate a bit of banter with inappropriate underlying innuendo? Are there unhealthy cliques, or is it rumour filled? Or does your boss fail to ...

A different take on our 7 organisational habits research

Over the last few months we've been showcasing our groundbreaking new research into the 7 organisational habits that drive high performance. The Weekend Australian, ...

Tackling unconscious bias

Unconscious bias has been referred to in the press quite a lot lately but what it actually is, how it works and what it takes to change it is not widely understood. ...

More women in power luncheon 30 July 2013 | Melbourne

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys joins the panel of the "More women in power" luncheon held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on 30 July 2013.

HC magazine: A buyer’s guide to employee surveys

There's more to buying the right type of employee survey for your organisation than you think. James Garriock, Executive Director Insync Surveys, highlights in HC ...

The 7 organisational habits that drive high performance Q&A session

Watch the latest video of our recent event "The 7 organisational habits that drive high performance" Q&A session.

Exit interview update: Understanding Insync’s exit interview system just got easier

Insync's exit interview system now has a new feature, our new reasons for leaving chart.

Nicholas Barnett features in latest Human Capital magazine

Insync Surveys' CEO Nicholas Barnett has lent his voice to Human Capital magazine's latest edition, providing his expert opinion on the issue of the lack of female ...

Don’t become a casualty of a low growth economy

Insync's brand new research reveals the 5 key people drivers of profitable growth. Our study involving over 1,000 employee and customer surveys has uncovered five ...

9 ways to a customer’s heart

Our new Profitable Growth Cycle research reveals the importance of engaged and loyal customers for an organisation to achieve profitable growth, even in times of low ...

Keep your finger on your organisation’s pulse

It's important to measure your organisation's performance with an annual survey such as an Alignment and Engagement Survey, but a pulse survey at key times of the ...

Whatever it takes?

Essendon Football Club proudly displayed its 2013 slogan  Whatever it takes until February 2013 - only a few months after they launched it to their employers, ...

Tony Abbott shines light on gender diversity

The fact that Australia has only one female MP in the newly formed 19 person cabinet shines a massive light on the issue of female underrepresentation, not only in ...

Are you getting the most out of your employee exit survey?

Saying goodbye to employees is a natural part of running an organisation, but losing key people at the wrong time can cause major setbacks. Understanding why people ...

Media release: The 5 people drivers of the profitable growth cycle

Employee and customer engagement specialists Insync Surveys has revealed the 5 key people drivers of profitable growth. Experience from conducting over 1,000 ...

The importance of customer surveys

We all know the importance of satisfying customers, but few businesses actually check whether they're doing just that. There's no way to know for certain unless they ask.

Insync Surveys’ profitable growth cycle in HRD magazine

Insync Surveys' latest research, the five people drivers of the Profitable Growth Cycle, features in HRD magazine's latest issue. The article "HR in tough times" ...

Are you ready for the new workplace bullying legislation?

Significant changes to the  Fair Work Act (Cth) 2009 will come into effect on 1 January 2014. From that date, a worker will be able to directly approach the ...

Why customers shouldn’t be number one

It's a common saying among organisations that the customer is always number one. Others emphasise the point by saying that the customer should be number one, two and ...

How the board can drive high performance

Just being a good board may not be enough in the current uncertain, complex and fast changing economic environment. Shareholders and other stakeholders are raising ...

How flexible work arrangements can help retain your top talent

Flexible work arrangements are common these days amongst high performing organisations and with good reason. Having flexible work arrangements in place can help ...

City of Kingston – the top performing council

City of Kingston has embarked on a journey of continuous improvement to become Insync Surveys' number one performing council in Australia. What does Kingston do ...

Is your culture designed to achieve success?

Insync Surveys believes that boards, CEOs and leadership teams of organisations have a responsibility to be very deliberate about the way they define, guide, form ...

Insync Surveys acquires UltraFeedback

Australia's largest employee research company, Insync Surveys, recently acquired Australia's leading healthcare and customer research business, UltraFeedback. "This ...

Exit interview update: A brand new day, a brand new chart

Insync is proud to announce more upgrades to our exit interview system. Feedback based on our customer survey helped us understand the needs of our clients. Here we ...

Exit interview update: Exit interview data on trend

Insync's exit interview system features charts showing frequency, trends and demographic summaries. From our customer survey we understand that many of our clients ...

Insync Surveys’ profitable growth cycle in Governance Directions

New research: The 5 people drivers of the Profitable Growth Cycle"

Media release: Executive leadership more important than immediate boss

Employee and customer engagement specialist Insync Surveys has released a new research paper, Why people stay: how to keep your best employees. It draws on survey ...

Insync Surveys CEO is a panelist at diversity in leadership event

Insync Surveys CEO Nicholas Barnett was today a panelist at Diversity Council Australia's sell out event - Beyond the usual suspects: "the future for diverse leadership"

Insync employee retention research features in HRD mag

Insync Surveys' CEO Nicholas Barnett, features in HR Director Magazine's February edition. Their special retention report "Why people stay: How to keep your best ...

Employee engagement surveys: the missing link

Organisational research has long debated the nature and strength of the relationship between job attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction and organisational commitment) and ...

Using exit interviews to improve your organisation

Exit surveys and exit interviews is a way to collect information and give an organisation a unique perspective on its performance and level of employee ...

Do exit interviews work?

It comes as a big blow when one of your best employees calls it quits. But if you wait for a string of staff to depart before you do anything about it, it's already ...

Not just a customer survey

A  customer survey is a great opportunity to get closer to your customers. Not only do you get feedback, it's an excuse to get in touch with them on more than one ...

HR thought leaders gather in Melbourne to discuss retention

Based on Insync Surveys' latest research "Why people stay: how to keep your best emplouees", participants shared strategies and experiences relating to: values ...

Sky news interview with Nicholas Barnett about employee retention research

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys, features in a Sky News interview with Carson Scott about employee retention research "Why people stay: How to keep your best ...

Having the heart to make it

Client profile: Mr Alok Mishra, Vice President Asia Pacific - Strategic Business Systems, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Asia Pacific

Overseeing revenue growth in a low growth economy

In a low-growth global economic environment, organisations in all sectors are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve their financial goals.

Being valued is the burning point for local government employees

Like most industries, the local government sector carries some unique management and employee challenges such as clearly communicating the organisation's strategies ...

The benefits of brevity by Nicholas Barnett

There's an old saying that the more you say the less people hear. This is so true when it comes to discovering and articulating your Vision, Mission and Values or ...

James Garriock presenting at Ozwater’14 on customer focus

At Ozwater'14, James Garriock, our executive director, will speak from his customer survey experience with many utilities on the journey from a pure engineering ...

Helping our health clients get closer to patients

With UltraFeedback now part of Insync Surveys, we still deliver custom research projects in the health sector. Many of our clients work with us so that they can get ...

Profitable growth starts with employee empowerment and support

Ground-breaking research into the 5 key people drivers of the profitable growth cycle based on our experience from conducting over 1000 employee and customer surveys ...

How two organisations achieved greater employee job fulfilment

Employee retention is a critical issue for many sectors of the economy including retail, hospitality, technology, professional services and community services.

One portal – five customer satisfaction measures

Collecting immediate customer interaction data is a major challenge for large service-based organisations such as councils, utilities and health funds. Many of our ...

Transforming your culture? Why innovation and productivity can’t be friends

"We're 18 months into our culture transformation project and we want to know whether we're getting there," said the CEO, looking at me quite earnestly. ...

Creating a safety culture

Safety culture is about how things are done in relation to safety and is a good indicator of an organisation's overall commitment to workplace safety. It's closely ...

Simple things with BIG IMPACT: A checklist for improving local government work places

Local Government employees can make a difference Download our quick and easy checklist for improving your workplace.

Insync ​recognised as a finalist at the HKABA National Cathay Pacific Business Awards

Celebrating excellence in business between Australia and Hong Kong/China, Insync was last night recognised as a finalist at the HKABA National Cathay Pacific ...

From stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner, our CEO features in HRD mag

HR Director magazine features Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync Surveys, and his journey from stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner.

Congratulations to our client Goulburn Murray Water

Congratulations to our client Goulburn Murray Water. It has been selected as a 2014 Australian Service Excellence Awards finalist in the division of large business.

Financials shouldn’t be the only KPIs

Cash flow is the lifeblood of business. Without it they die. We can't achieve cash inflow over a sustained period unless businesses are profitable. This is why most ...

Insync exhibiting at the ALC Supply Chain Safety and Compliance Summit

Insync Surveys is exhibiting at the ALC Supply Chain Safety and Compliance Summit on Wednesday 13 August 2014, Melbourne. We look forward to seeing you there!

Insync exhibiting at the ATEM HoSA Conference

Insync Surveys is excited to be participating in another Heads of Student Administration (HoSA) conference in Sydney.

Why people stay: how to keep your best employees

Retaining high performing employees is critical for maintaining and enhancing an organisation's competitive advantage in difficult economic times. That's why we ...

Employee retention in community services

This Insync study takes a closer look at employee retention in community services organisations. We examine the causes of employee turnover and the key initiatives ...

Focus on Safety Culture through Staff Feedback

It's important that operators focus on how to make safety achievements sustainable. ATN, the lead online publication for Transport and Logistics Managers, interviews ...

Insync CEO launches new book

New book: "7 Business Habits That Drive High Performance"

Insync Surveys AHRI awards finalist 2013

Insync Surveys is proud to be short listed as a finalist for the AHRI (Australian Human Resource Institute) HR service provider awards. The winner will be announced ...

Media release: Two equal candidates for one job – hiring attitudes reveal who’ll get an interview

In the study by recruiting experts Hays in conjunction with diversity and employee survey specialists, Insync Surveys, 1029 hiring managers were asked to review a CV ...

New book: 7 Business Habits That Drive High Performance

Insync Surveys' CEO, Nicholas Barnett, has recently published a new book based on ground-breaking research involving the views of over 100,000 employees from around ...

New research: Gender-biased hiring decisions

While many organisations are taking positive steps towards increasing gender diversity, there is a clear need to ensure that diversity initiatives are targeted and ...

5 practical ways to increase employee engagement

Insync Surveys has helped hundreds of organisations to measure and improve their employee engagement.

Genuinely care – don’t be fake

How important is it for organisations, CEOs and their leadership teams to genuinely care for their people? In terms of achieving high levels of employee engagement ...

Taking your board from good to great

These seven suggestions for improvement were selected from 856 suggestions made by 345 directors from 47 boards in some of the largest and most important ...

Prominent business leaders reflect on the 7 Business Habits

Prominent business leaders reflect on the 7 Business Habits

Media release: Of course I want the best person for the job, as long as they are just like me

A new study shows that male hiring managers prefer male job candidates and female hiring managers prefer female job candidates, but when it comes to making the final ...

IATA World People Symposium: addressing the critical people issues in aviation

Insync is a proud sponsor of the IATA World People Symposium held in Prague during November 2014.

LG NSW HR Conference: showcasing our work with 76 councils and over 30,000 council employees

Insync is a proud sponsor of the Local Government NSW Human Resource Annual Conference.

Insync attends Beyond Zero Harm: Human Factor Safety event

Insync is a proud sponsor of the Beyond Zero Harm: Human Factor Safety event held in Melbourne.

Latest research: 5 ways to unleash the productivity and innovation within

A critical source and enabler of innovation and productivity is inside your organisation - it's your employees.

What comes first: employees, customers or profit?

Fortunately most experienced executives know that profit is a by-product of getting lots of other things right.

Executive leadership more important than immediate boss

Retention of high performing employees is critical for maintaining and enhancing an organisation's competitive advantage.

Four steps to inspire Gen Y employees

With over a quarter of the workforce comprising Gen Ys, and that number set to increase to nearly 50 percent by 2020, it's increasingly important for business owners ...

Be intentional about the culture you desire

Organisations can let their cultures emerge and drift or they can be very intentional and deliberate about how they form and shape them. In a low growth economy it's ...

The business case for gender diversity

Despite 40 years focusing on equal opportunity and diversity initiatives, most organisations continue to have very low levels of representation of women in senior ...

Leadership accountability – why management must set the precedent

Everyone is watching the CEO, divisional managers and store managers. They take their cues from what they see. If managers say one thing and do another, they should ...

2015 ALIA Information Online Conference

Insync is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALIA Information Online Conference.

New research: Disengaged employees are the handbrake to productivity and innovation

Survey and consulting firm Insync Surveys has revealed that engaged employees are at least three and a half times more likely than disengaged employees to agree that ...

Insync exhibiting at the 2015 ALC Forum

Insync Surveys is a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the 2015 ALC Forum, 11-12 March 2015 at the MCG in Melbourne.

Worried about your culture? Look at your CEO’s habits

By Nicholas Barnett, Insync CEO and author of new book: 7 Business Habits That Drive High Performance


Five steps to minimise unconscious gender bias

Unconscious bias occurs when beliefs affect decision-making without conscious awareness. Unconscious associations that link women with families, and men with careers ...

Insync sponsoring the Early Childhood Education Conference

The 2015 Early Childhood Education Conference,  Together we grow - investing in our future, will be held on 29 & 30 May 2015 at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne.

Independent Primary School Heads of Australia; Insync proud to support the Tri-State seminar

Insync has a long history of delivering surveys, research and consulting to independent schools and is proud to sponsor the upcoming Independent Primary School Heads ...

Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett speaking at thought leadership forum

Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett will be speaking at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) thought leadership forum Developing Stronger Leadership on ...

Shape your culture well – it will then shape you

A bad culture is counter-productive to strategy execution.

Leaders need to get REAL

Leaders need to get REAL, be REAL and stay REAL.

From stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner

Nicholas Barnett, CEO, Insync, went from stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner. Here, he shares his story.

Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett, presenting at the AHRI National Convention and Exhibition 2015

Join Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett, as he presents What is good HR: From the outside in at the AHRI National Convention and Exhibition 2015 which takes place over 4 ...

Insync research – ‘Lifting your practice’s clinical and financial performance – lessons learnt from 75,000 patient surveys’

As the preferred research partner of the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM), Leon McCormack from Insync will be presenting the findings of the ...

Executive Director of Insync presents at Essential Services Commission Water Pricing Approach Conference

James Garriock, Executive Director of Insync, and other leading water industry representatives will present to inform the Victorian water sector's future pricing ...

Insync Principal, Annie Bolitho, speaking at Melbourne University “Democracy in Transition” conference

Insync Principal, Annie Bolitho, renowned for her work in deliberative processes and strategic facilitation, will be appearing at the Melbourne School of Government ...

Customising employee surveys with Insync’s modules

Your employee survey shouldn't simply be a tick the box exercise. Instead, it can act as a catalyst and prepare the way for important strategic change initiatives. ...

Want an inclusive culture? Ensure managers understand psychological safety

Middle managers are the link between the strategies of the CEO and top executives, and the delivery of organisational change. Yet research shows that while most CEOs ...

New eyes – new insights

Deliberative forums seek the views of a diverse mix of everyday citizens.

Why wellbeing matters

Most government, business and not-for-profit leaders know about employee engagement and its link to improved productivity and organisational performance. Employee ...

Employee Value Proposition Panel Discussion November 2015 (video)

Employee engagement is the key to making your organisation competitive, profitable and successful. Due to global demographic changes, the war for talent is creating ...

Victorian Government “Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation” advisory panel (downloadable report)

Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett, currently sits on the Victorian Government's "Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation" advisory panel. The state government has ...

Bold and practical action to achieve diversity

Diversity won't be achieved without bold and practical action. That was the conclusion of the advisory panel that included Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett.

Insync releases report with Australian Human Resources Institute, AHRI (downloadable report)

Insync and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) have just released a report titled "5 tips for HR from government and business leaders".

Practical ways to improve patient safety in healthcare – identifying the specific factors that have the greatest impact

Insync's research, based on data from 16,000 clinical staff from 36 Australian health care facilities, indicates that fostering a positive hospital safety climate ...

From red to green in 12 months

Yes, your organisation can go from red (bottom quartile of Insync's database) to green (top quartile) in 12 months if you use an evidence based approach to set your ...

Insync & AHRI Research Paper: 5 tips for HR from government and business leaders

Most organisations are challenged by new and increasing competition from low cost, internet-based business models that are commoditising many products and services. ...

Flexible work creates a win-win

Flexible work can achieve the main goals of both the employee and the employer

Five Ways To Raise HR Standards – HRM online (February 2016)

The business landscape looks vastly different now than it did 2010, even five years ago, and organisations have to do more and 'be more' to stay afloat in an agile ...

4 tips to become a better coach

Business coaching can be a fantastic tool to help people gain confidence, develop their skillsets and act as a yellow brick road to higher performance.

Insync exhibiting at Early Childhood Education conference

Insync is proud to be an exhibitor and supporter of the  2016 Early Childhood Education Conference.

ESC position paper on water pricing

After 12 years without much change the ESC today announced a major shift in the way it will appraise water plans. In a major speech to industry stakeholders to mark ...

How to discover and bring to life your Customer Value Proposition

It's a customer's world. Few people would argue that for organisations to survive, they must understand and meet the needs of their customers.

New paper: How to discover and bring to life your Customer Value Proposition

Insync has just released a new guide to creating a compelling customer value proposition. The paper outlines the starting point of your journey to customer ...

2016/17 Higher Cap determinations, community engagement and trade-offs

The much anticipated Essential Services Commission (ESC) determination on the 2016-17 Higher Cap applications is now out.

New tech changing the face of customer feedback

We now have the ability to access endless amounts of information in an instant whether at home, work or on the go. We have become spoiled and impatient when we are ...

How to embed and live your values

Core values are those values that are absolutely essential for an organisation to achieve its vision and fulfil its purpose. They guide the behaviour of everyone in ...

Do you have a robust risk culture?

A thorough and honest answer to this question is critical for not only financial services organisations but all public, private, government and not-for-profit ...

Employee survey white paper: Repositioning to achieve performance outcomes

The concept of "alignment" relates to the process of continuous repositioning. Put simply, this involves regularly improving what an organisation does to make sure ...

Foreword by Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level wrote the following Foreword to Nicholas Barnett's book titled, GPS for your ...

Award winning CNN anchor Hala Gorani joins Women World Changers Summit – 3 weeks to go!

With three weeks to the Women World Changers Summit, we're pleased to welcome Hala Gorani, a multi-award winning international anchor and correspondent at CNN to ...

Recognition is a gift

Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Rose, 2011) said: "Remuneration is a right, recognition is a gift". So why isn't this free gift given more often?

Five ideas to combat unconscious bias

As humans we have many unconscious biases and in organisations our leadership decisions are also subject to them. Gender bias leads to predetermined views of talent, ...

4 ways to RAMP up your employee engagement

Many organisations across the globe are implementing cultural change programs to become more customer centric (discussed in our article The 6 essential ingredients ...

Culture is a choice

This may seem like an outrageous statement to some people but as far as I'm concerned it's absolutely true.

New insights: read our latest newsletter articles

We've partnered with many clients recently who have truly embraced the challenge of becoming a customer centric organisation. Many have a deliberate change agenda to ...

Mission and market: evidence based insights for NFP executives

Profound changes are impacting the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. Having a clear identity and purpose can help navigate through these changes.

Senior leadership critical to productivity and innovation

Where will your capacity to grow and increase performance come from over the next few years? Few would disagree that driving productivity and innovation is vital to ...

The benefits of brevity and clarity

There's an old saying that the more you say the less people hear. This is so true when it comes to discovering and articulating your vision, mission and values or ...

Build customer relationships, not transactions

Too many organisations have an excessive internal focus and do not spend sufficient time considering and gaining feedback in relation to the external environment, ...

Complement annual employee surveys with strategic pulse surveys

There has been quite a bit of debate during 2016 about whether the annual employee engagement survey should be replaced by regular pulse checks, or whether the pulse ...

Media release: Quantum Management Indicators merges with Insync

One of Australia's leading employee and customer survey specialists has merged with Insync, the largest Australian-owned stakeholder survey, research and consulting ...

Win the talent war with a great EVP

In case you haven't heard, employee engagement is the key to making your organisation competitive, profitable and successful.

What is your organisation’s story?

We talk a lot about the benefits to organisations in articulating and embedding their vision, purpose (or mission) and values.

The power of purpose

This article includes a description and an extract of the new book, Why Purpose Matters: and how it can transform your organisation, recently written by Nicholas ...

New NFP research paper: The 5 drivers of client centricity

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is experiencing change at a rate that is equal to, or faster than, many othersectors of the economy. One of the many areas of change ...

Sky News interview with Nicholas Barnett

Nicholas Barnett, CEO Insync, features in a Sky News interview with Carson Scott about his new book Why Purpose Matters: and how it can trasform your organisation.

Insync CEO launches latest book

Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett has launched his third book, co-written with Dr. Rodney Howard and featuring a foreword by KMPG Australia's National Chairman Peter Nash.

Switched on or switched off – what employee disengagement looks, feels and sounds like

It doesn't feel good to read these does it? Unfortunately, these comments were made by real employees during very real focus groups. And they typifies employee ...

Lessons for effective and sustainable safety communications

You may think that you are clearly articulating your safety messaging and communications but how clearly are your staff hearing these, understanding these and ...

Endorsements of Nicholas Barnett’s book

These endorsements are included with the  Free Chapter of the book at nsbarnett.com

Making a difference: How Insync created the Bushfire & Emergency Self Assessment Tool

Following 2009's catastrophic bushfires and in preparation for the next bushfire season, Insync assisted the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood ...

Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett joins Women World Changers advisory panel

Insync's CEO, Nicholas Barnett joins the advisory panel for one of Australasia's largest debates on the impact and economics of women, diversity and culture on ...

Forget buyer beware – now it’s seller beware

We have all heard the statement caveat emptor, which means buyer beware. If you have ever bought a house or a second hand car or some other second hand item, you ...

Insync features in the latest edition of Research News

Insync's latest employee engagement research "Switched on or switched off" is featured in the November December edition of Research News - the bi-monthly publication ...

Why authentic leadership is more important than ever

The latest journal of the Governance Institute of Australia features an article by Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett.

Does your culture support or hinder execution of your strategy?

We've written many articles about the benefits of deliberately defining the culture you desire for your organisation and then deliberately bringing

The power of purpose – views from Intrepid Travel

Insync has been a long-time supporter of the Australian healthcare sector, having worked with over 100 health and aged care organisations over

Four steps to help healthcare leaders break down silos

Insync's strategic healthcare partner Press Ganey leads the US and the world with their Patient Experience transformation solutions. This article was published by ...

Insync director James Garriock to speak at Ozwater conference

Insync Executive Director James Garriock is presenting at Ozwater'18 - Australia's premier international water conference and trade exhibition, held on 8-10 May 2018.

RAMP: the 4 people drivers to future-proof your organisation

Much has been said about the uncertainty facing Australian and global businesses, and the rate of change needed to keep up or be left behind. The modern working ...

How Medibank discovered a more ambitious purpose

We chatted to Craig Drummond, who took over as Managing Director and CEO of Medibank in July 2016, about the power of purpose and why he thought

Is your company ready for the new Chain of Responsibility requirements?

he Chain of Responsibility (CoR) amendments to be introduced in October this year will broaden the focus on current supply chain safety obligations. Company ...

Engaging the other half of your workforce

Part-time employees make up 31% of the Australian workforce, and an even bigger proportion (45%) of the 1.6 million people working in health and social assistance.

Why Purpose Matters

Why Purpose Matters: and how it can transform your organisation is the latest book by Insync CEO Nicholas Barnett, co-written with Rodney Howard.

The 6 essential ingredients of a customer centric culture

Most business-to-business (B2B) organisations talk about being customer centric. Some go further and say they have a deeply embedded culture of listening and ...

Why staff turnover matters

The loss of organisational knowledge, skills and contacts associated with the loss of experienced employees has a significant impact on revenues, productivity and ...

Learnings from over 200 board reviews

Just being a good board is not enough in the current uncertain, complex and fast changing economic environment. Shareholders and other stakeholders are raising... ...

A massive recalibration of expectations of boards and executives

There has been a massive recalibration of expectations of all boards and senior executives (not just in Financial Services) in relation to how organisations

The 5 drivers of client centricity: a blueprint for the NFP sector

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is experiencing change at a rate that is equal to, or faster than, many other sectors of the economy.

Insync and Press Ganey in Australia and New Zealand

Insync is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Press Ganey Inc. USA to become the official licensee of all Press Ganey surveys, benchmarks ...

Transforming healthcare organisations through patient-centred care

Insync has been a long-time supporter of the Australian healthcare sector, having worked with over 100 health and aged care organisations over the last 15 years.

Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett on Governance Ideas Exchange panel

Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett is speaking at the Governance Ideas Exchange event on Thursday 25 October, run by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. ...

Insync at the Customer Experience Summit NSW

Insync is featuring at the upcoming Customer Experience Summit in Sydney on 21-22 November 2018.

What is the role of ‘Tone at the top’ for culture?

Boards that set a high tone for character and performance bring about more trusted and higher performing organisations.

How the Tigers connect to thrive and win

We chatted with Brendon Gale, Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Football Club, about how a moving personal experience inspired him to go on the journey with ...

What is the role of “Tone at the Top” in setting culture?

Most refer to the setting of a high tone as being a high bar for honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour noting that it is a fundamental foundation stone for ...

Australia’s CEOs out of touch when it comes to cultural change

Even in the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission, Australia's C-Suite does not have a realistic view of company culture, according to new Insync research conducted ...

Insync’s commitment to security

Supporting Insync's ongoing commitment to data and cyber security, we're making an important change to the way our clients log on to our secure survey portals.

5 hard truths for Australia’s leaders

The state of organisational culture has never been more front and centre. We set out to find out how deep and widespread the issues are, and how great the change ...

Practical advice for boards to deliver effective oversight of non-financial risk

Whilst ASIC found that the boards seem keenly aware of and actively engaged in their oversight of ‘financial risks’ – revenue or cost management - they also found ...

Step changes at Insync

We want to share with you some step changes at Insync, which include a CEO transition, the addition of a significant risk consulting capability and the appointment ...