Vimal Patel06/03/19

2 min read

A pioneering employee engagement tool for the education sector

We have been appointed as Every Voice Count’s (EVC) digital partner to develop its new SAAS product that will improve engagement, communications and wellbeing in the education system. The digital partnership will include the design, development and launch of the Every Voice Counts Employee Engagement Tool, that will be rolled out to schools in the UK in 2019.  

Employee engagement is a worldwide issue with an alarmingly small minority of just 15% of employees worldwide feeling engaged in their work. According to the analytics and performance management consultancy Gallup, the global costs of unproductivity is round $7 trillion. The education sector is no different.

The EVC Employee Engagement Tool will enable schools to get better, anonymous feedback from their employees, parents and students. The system will initially be rolled out to employees and will send one question per week to its school client’s employees. Each school will be sent the same question but will have the option to opt out of the standard question or to add in a custom question. Each question will offer the recipient the opportunity to send a message back to the school. This will open up a dialogue between the school and the employee, parent or student. These results are then analysed to provide averages for various groups amongst the school. 

The EVC service will enable staff to acknowledge fellow members of staff for outstanding work during the week which will be formulated into a social wall. Staff will also have access to a section that offers advice and tips on managing stress in the workplace.

We specialise in cause-related projects and the team are experts in application development for the education sector. With an extensive portfolio of education clients including London School of English and Galway Cultural Institute, our mission is to drive change with digital. We will work with EVC to provide a best-in-class, scalable platform that delivers a demonstrable return on investment and has a direct impact on its end users.

Vimal Patel, Founder and Partner at Giant comments: “The Every Voice Counts system aims to transform engagement in the UK education system. With staff wellbeing rising up the agenda in the sector, EVC’s commitment to tackle this head on is truly commendable and it is a privilege to be a part of the development and launch journey”.  

Jon Wale, at Every Voice Counts comments: “It has been a pleasure to work with Giant. They have been efficient, friendly and easy to work and communicate with. They have worked with our vision and their input and feedback has been constructive and realistic. We have found their “can do” attitude refreshing and has helped us move EVC into a market ready product.”

About the author

Vimal Patel

Founder at Giant Digital


Vimal is Commercial Director and founding partner at Giant Digital. With digital expertise gained from over 20 years in the sector, combined with his experience as a charity Trustee, Vimal has a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by charities and is passionate about finding effective digital solutions that bring about lasting positive change.

Discuss your next project with us