Planning to survey your employees on their engagement? Here are a few secrets.
Employee engagement surveys are vital to a company’s success and growth, but you knew that right! And you probably know a few reasons why employee engagement surveys are important. But do you know how to create a 100% guaranteed successful survey?
Neither do we. After all, don’t they say there are no guarantees in life?
But we can help you put together the best darn employee engagement survey possible.
The first is to know all the reasons why they’re important. The first one is easy: They measure engagement.
But then you have other reasons, like they give employees a voice. This is vital because it establishes a two-way communication road with the management team, giving them an active role in company advancements and a stake in the company and its future.
Employee engagement surveys also increase engagement because employees’ answers to your surveys will show you where your strengths and weaknesses are and give you the opportunity to improve your engagement strategies.
Finally, it allows employers to benchmark themselves so they can see if they’ve improved since the last survey, and compare themselves to similar organizations with industry-specific data.
The first thing you must know when creating an employee engagement survey is it’s not something you can sit down one afternoon and whip together. It takes planning, like any other project endeavor a company embarks on.
Think about how you’d start other company initiatives. You determine what you want to achieve in the end. For engagement surveys that’s identifying where your company excels and where you can improve.
It’s been shown that engaged employees are better employees because they produce higher-quality work and results. And continually upping employee engagement means upping productivity and results.
So how can you improve upon your engagement?
With a kick-butt survey.
We already said that you need to start with the end in mind. After that, according to Qualtrics, an experience management company, you need to:
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