Employee engagement surveys can be created either online or on paper and be sent to employees of an organization with the primary intent of collecting valuable employee feedback about what makes employees feel more involved and therefore more engaged at their workplace.

Simply measuring employee engagement isn’t enough to foster an engaged workforce. You’ve got to read the results, uncover areas for improvement, and implement employee engagement strategies to meet their expectations.

If used properly, surveys, polls, and questionnaires given to employees to fill can give a voice to the employees about issues the management may be ignoring. Managers can acquire information that will benefit their employees and improve their company.

It’s recommended that the employee engagement survey is able to measure different things such as:

  1. Job satisfaction
  2. Engagement
  3. Happiness
  4. Wellness, and
  5. Relationships at work.

Benefits of using employee engagement surveys

Employee engagement is an important driver of organizational success. When employees are engaged in their work, they’re more fulfilled, more productive and more motivated to create satisfied and loyal customers.

Employee engagement is key to creating a work culture that positively cultivates employees’ mood and morale, increases workforce productivity and sustains an overall winning and happy workplace. If you want to recruit and retain the best personnel, employee surveys can help you understand the impact of existing policies and help you identify areas for improvement as well.

Potential problems with employee engagement surveys

Potentially problems can arise with the way that surveys are administered, causing employees to view them as time-wasters that don’t change much in their organization. On the other hand, the HR managers have the stressful task of getting people to participate and then having to take the time to analyze the data, as well as to come up with a good action plan that makes sure employees are satisfied by the actions undertaken as an outcome of the survey’s results.

An Employee Engagement Survey is key to unlocking your business potential by taking a closer look at the state of employee engagement in your organization. It enables you to create a workplace culture and atmosphere where employees are excited to come to work every day, a place that is their home when they are at work.