Employee Engagement Surveys are designed to assess how engaged and motivated employees are during workdays. These surveys are a great way for leaders to figure out what motivates their employees and discourages them from working hard.  

Companies often find out about employee disengagement when it is too late to help the situation. Employee engagement surveys can be a great way to stay ahead of any potential problems that could lead to disengagement 

Benefits of an employee engagement survey  

Increased employee satisfaction: When employees feel valued, it will increase their satisfaction. Engagement surveys are a great way to figure out what employees like and dislike so that you can make any necessary changes to maintain their satisfaction.  

Increased retention: Conducting frequent employee engagement surveys allows leaders to catch any issues early on. When those issues are addressed and resolved, it increases retention 

Allows for honest feedback: Some employees find it intimidating to give open feedback directly to leaders, so surveys can be a great way for employees to open up, and provide honest feedback.  

How to create an employee engagement survey 

Step 1: Pick the right employee engagement questions  

Create questions that will give leaders helpful insight into how their employees are doing. Here are some engagement questions to consider:  

  • Do you feel valued at the company?  
  • What is your motivation on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being not motivated at all and 10 being highly motivated)?  
  • Do you like your current work schedule?  
  • What is one thing you would change about the work environment?  
  • Do you feel inspired to reach your goals at work?  
  • Do you enjoy going to work?  
  • Is there anything that discourages you from coming to work?  

Step 2: Create an accessible and user-friendly survey  

If you want employees to take the survey, make sure it is easy to access and does not require a significant amount of time to complete. To help motivate employees to take the survey, try to make it around five to 10 minutes long.  

Leaders can also consider incentivizing employees to take the survey. For example, leaders can hand out gift cards to those who have completed the survey or buy them a snack/drink.  

Step 3: Analyze the responses  

If your company decides to conduct an employee engagement survey, be sure to take actionable steps based on the results. Gather leaders together, review the survey results, and as a team, decide what changes are needed.  

For example, if you see that many employees do not feel like they are given flexibility, figure out ways to offer more flexibility. When changes are made because of the survey responses, that is when employees will be satisfied and want to stay at your company long-term.  

 Step 4: Make appropriate changes and communicate with employees 

After reviewing the results, be sure to communicate to employees that you have considered their feedback and made changes. At the next company meeting, or at a time when everyone is together, share the collective responses you received from the survey, and then share what changes you have made to ensure their satisfaction.  

Communicating these changes to your employees will show them that your company takes survey results seriously.  

Employee engagement surveys are a great way for leaders to learn more about their employees and what changes need to be made to increase retention. If you have questions about creating an engagement survey, contact us at humanresources@helpside.com.