Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-53 :
The October survey asks for you views on oil prices, employee rights, management, training for yourself and staff, government grants, 'road charging', crime and security, selling and buying through the internet and just what is your biggest time waster?


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent would a 50% rise in oil prices affect your business?
Q2If rights for fixed term contract employees were the same as for permanent employees, to what extent would this affect recruitment?
Q3"Management is an art and cannot be taught". To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Q4To what extent have you found that time and money used for training yourself was well spent?
Q5To what extent have you found that time and money used for training your staff was well spent?
Q6If you had free access to an expert specialising in Management Training, upon which one of the following aspects of management would you ask them to focus?
Q7To what extent have you applied for government grants in the last 12 months?
Q8London is set to introduce 'road charging' in an effort to relieve traffic problems there, to what extent would 'road charging' in inner city areas affect your business?
Q9What is your biggest time waster?
Q10Businesses are said to be seventeen times more likely to be broken into a second time than the first, to what extent are crime and security, issues for your business?
Q11According to a recent survey, 94% of businesses are predicting that consumer demand for availability of goods through the Internet will increase, to what extent do you sell products or services through the Internet?
Q12To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?

(1) To what extent would a 50% rise in oil prices affect your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly25%
2.24.5%
3.19%
4.19%
5. not at all6.5%
6. not applicable6%

(2) If rights for fixed term contract employees were the same as for permanent employees, to what extent would this affect recruitment?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. much more likely to recruit0.5%
2. more likely to recruit3.3%
3. neither more nor less likely to recruit 42.9%
4. less likely to recruit15.8%
5. much less likely to recruit6%
6. not applicable31.5%

(3) "Management is an art and cannot be taught". To what extent do you agree with this statement?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. strongly agree4.9%
2. agree13.6%
3. neither agree nor disagree15.2%
4. disagree51.1%
5. strongly disagree15.2%

(4) To what extent have you found that time and money used for training yourself was well spent?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly 25%
2.44.6%
3.15.8%
4.9.8%
5. not at all2.7%
6. not applicable2.2%

(5) To what extent have you found that time and money used for training your staff was well spent?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly 12.5%
2.40.8%
3.21.7%
4.9.2%
5. not at all4.3%
6. not applicable11.4%

(6) If you had free access to an expert specialising in Management Training, upon which one of the following aspects of management would you ask them to focus?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. finance 13%
2. change28.3%
3. people34.2%
4. IT11.4%
5. time13%

(7) To what extent have you applied for government grants in the last 12 months?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. never71.2%
2. once14.1%
3. 2 to 5 times13.6%
4. more than 5 times1.1%

(8) London is set to introduce 'road charging' in an effort to relieve traffic problems there, to what extent would 'road charging' in inner city areas affect your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly 10.3%
2.12.5%
3.17.4%
4.20.7%
5. not at all28.8%
6. not applicable10.3%

(9) What is your biggest time waster?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. emails15.8%
2. meetings 8.7%
3. casual conversations 15.2%
4. commuting24.5%
5. paperwork35.9%

(10) Businesses are said to be seventeen times more likely to be broken into a second time than the first, to what extent are crime and security, issues for your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly significant14.7%
2.24.5%
3.26.1%
4.22.8%
5. insignificant12%

(11) According to a recent survey, 94% of businesses are predicting that consumer demand for availability of goods through the Internet will increase, to what extent do you sell products or services through the Internet?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly 5.4%
2.14.1%
3.15.8%
4.20.7%
5 not at all44%

(12) To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1. highly 11.4%
2.21.7%
3.26.6%
4.28.3%
5. not at all12%