Getting it right for hearing
Getting it right for hearing

I am astonished at the response to the research we are doing into the subject of hearing in the workplace. Many people have been only too pleased to have the chance to express an opinion on this topic.

I had a suspicion that issues were flying under the radar, hidden from sight and going unaddressed. Early results indicate that this is indeed the case and that they are having a significant impact on staff well-being and productivity.

We have two surveys underway – one for Forth Valley employers, the other for global drinks giant Diageo.

The survey for employers in the Forth Valley area is being run jointly with NHS Forth Valley Healthy Working Lives. It will run until end September. Office-based staff at all levels of seniority are encouraged to participate. Please email info@all-ears.org.uk for the survey link that you can share across your workplace.

The second survey focuses on staff within Diageo. It is being undertaken as a dissertation topic by University of Strathclyde final year business student Emma MacLaren. This survey is now closed and analysis is underway.

The results of these surveys will soon be available and will undoubtedly make interesting reading for HR teams and business leaders. We will be offering leadership workshops to businesses and organisations so there is an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes and set them within the context of individual workplaces to allow business leaders to set priorities and parameters for action planning.

You can contact me direct if you want to find out more about the surveys and/or workshops – sally.shaw@ideasforears.org.uk.

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