Author: Hugh Tonks

Employee RE-Engagement … A Different Kettle Of Fish?

This article was written by Hugh Tonks, Thymometrics and originally published in HRZone on May 30, 2013. External and internal barriers to engagement To paraphrase the opening to Tolstoy’s magnificent Anna Karenina, “All engaged employees are alike; each disengaged employee is disengaged in their own way.” To understand this is to recognise a fundamental truth about engagement, […]






What If Your Employee Survey Wasn’t An Annual Event?

Originally posted by Hugh Tonks, Thymometrics on HRZone, May 1, 2013. Most companies that conduct an employee survey seem to prefer it to happen as an annual event. It’s not hard to see why; any less often makes it look like it’s not that important, and any more often would be a royal pain to organise, not […]






Annual Staff Surveys – The Employee Viewpoint, Part 2

Breaking the Logjam In part 1 of this blog, we discussed the manifold problems which come free of charge with your expensive traditional survey, problems which militate against success, all caused by the choice of format: the lengthy annual multiple-choice questionnaire, instigated by the company for the company. We hinted (quite strongly) that there might […]






Thymometrics – A Sonnet

We have some news which could transform your life If you now survey staff but once a year Such questionnaires are bound to cause you strife Whene’er that season once again draws near Fear not, for we’ve been drawn to innovate And so we had a wonderful idea We’ve dispensed with all that pain you […]