Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When does the survey start and end?
A: The survey will open on Thursday 22nd April 2021, closing on finishing on 31 July 2021. Once you get your logins for The Psychometric Portal® you are able to start immediately.

Q: Where do I start and how do I get my company involved?
A: We will produce a pack of material to help you throughout Best Employers 2021.  Here are some materials to help you get started, check these out:
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Q: We have our own survey; can we use some of our existing questions?
A: Yes - the front end of the survey is customisable, so you can add/edit/modify the questions.

Q: Do we have to wait until the end of the initiative to run the report?
A: No – you can run the PDF report or download the data at any point.

Q: We have a number of people who do not have access to a computer, what options are available?
A: We would either recommend bringing them into the office to complete or printing out a paper-based version for them to answer the questions. For the latter option, someone will need to enter the scores back into The Psychometric Portal®.

Q: We have people outside the region who we would like to be included. Can we do this?
A: Please speak to eras ltd about the different options available.

Q: I am a bit daunted by the idea of designing and creating an organisational survey. What support do we get?
A: Someone from eras ltd will guide you through designing and creating the survey. At the end of the call (usually a ½ hour), you will be raring to go.

Q: We did the survey previously, what do we need to do?
A: If you are ready to go, register here for the programme.  If you would like more information, complete this expression of interest form and one of our consultants will be in touch to discuss. We will then get in touch to help you get started as a Best Employers 2021 participant and make the relevant changes to your Psychometric Portal®.

Q: I am worried about the results of the survey?
A: Until you really identify your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, you cannot come up with solutions to improve.

Q: We have no chance of winning, why bother with the survey?
A: The initiative is much more than the competition. You get the chance to benchmark your business against factors related to success. Your report will act as a foundation stone for change.

Q: In terms of the survey, can we modify the number of questions to make it shorter?
A: Yes - for each culture scale (Clarity of Vision, Motivation etc) the default is 6 questions for each one. However, you can change the number of questions right down to 1. However, to maintain the reliability we recommend keeping the survey between 4-6 questions per-scale.

Q: If we modify the survey length, can we still be benchmarked against companies with different numbers of questions?
A: Yes - don’t worry our systems will recalculate your scores to ensure fair and even comparisons.

Q: We noticed that there are other psychometrics on the system (360°, personality, aptitude etc). Do we have access to these?
A: You have been given free credits to try out these other tools for recruitment or development. Please contact eras ltd for more information.

Q: Is it really free?
A: Yes - the survey and reporting are completely free of charge. We do not slip in any costs at all.

Q: What is in it for organisers?
A: Apart from fantastic PR plus opportunities to meet new clients, the initiative allows us to really understand what makes organisations ‘tick’ across East Anglia.