How To Create A Good Employee Engagement Survey?

by Chandler Barr Sep 14,2015

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

Is it the job of an employer to make sure that their employees are satisfied with their job?

Well, no. Job satisfaction is something that tends to happen personally. All you should aim for as an employer is to unlock your employees’ potential and drive high performance in the organization. To do this, the one thing you should be sure of is how engaged your employees are.

There are different ways to measure employee engagement in an organization. One of the most effective methods is by conducting employee engagement surveys.

 Also Read: 8 Steps to Effective Employee Surveys

Before creating an employee engagement survey it is important to have a checklist. Make sure you ask yourselves these questions before creating an employee engagement survey.

Does Your Survey Have An Objective?

A survey without an objective or purpose is of no use and you can never expect it to engage your employees. Every survey questionnaire should have a specific objective, without which a survey is merely a waste of time for employees and its creators.

How can Engagedly help?

Engagedly has a built-in survey feature that allows you to specify the survey title and a description of the survey. It also allows you to add different sections in a survey. All these features give direction to your survey and help your employees understand the objective of the survey.

Is The Survey Too Long?

Employees have many responsibilities and are occupied with their existing work. You don’t want to make them feel like they are wasting their time on something that is not relevant or is lengthy. So keep the survey short and interesting.

How can Engagedly help?

Engagedly allows you to add different types of questions to the survey like Text, Single Answer, Dropdown, Rating scale, Matrix, MCQ, Section, and Net promoter score. A survey which includes different types of questions makes it interesting for employees to take the survey. The feature also allows the creator to add, remove or replace the questions.

Is it the Right Time To Run a Survey?

Make sure that it is the right time to plan a survey. You can’t send out an employee engagement survey to your employees when they are working to a deadline.

How can Engagedly help?

Engagedly can’t help you here. You need to figure out the right time to give a survey. Preferably not when your employees are not working to an employee.

Are Your Survey Questions Appropriate?

Sometimes the questions you include in the survey might be offensive to your employees. Make sure that you recheck your questions before sending out a survey questionnaire to your employees.

Also Read: 5 Questions To Avoid In An Employee Engagement Survey

Are The Survey Details Private?

One thing that employees expect when they take a survey is the confidentiality of their opinions. Always keep your participants’ details and opinions confidential. Assure them that their details are safe with you and they will not be shared with any third party.

How can Engagedly help?

Engagedly’s survey feature keeps the results of a survey confidential from everyone except the creator of the survey. So the opinions and details of people who take the survey are kept confidential.

When you have all the answers to the above questions, you are ready to go.

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Chandler Barr
VP of Sales

Chandler Barr is the VP of Sales at Engagedly and is focused on driving a culture of progress over perfection in a no-fault environment where employees are secure and encouraged to think creatively to solve problems. Chandler is a seasoned leader that has scaled sales teams for SaaS startups and multibillion-dollar publicly traded tech companies, as well as, led Marines to accomplish the mission during hardships overseas.

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