Do you ever wonder what your employees are really thinking? Conducting an employee survey can provide you with insights on a variety of issues within your company such as pay and benefit compensation, opinions on working conditions, employee engagement, or the quality of a supervisor. To gain the most from your employee survey, consider the following points:
1. Focus your topic: Know what you are looking for and keep your survey focused on those issues. Don't try and cover all elements of the workplace in one survey.
2. Consider the questions: Keep your questions clear and concise. Ask only what you have the power to change.
3. Commit: Publish the results and make a realistic promise to your staff that you will do what you can do address the survey results. Communicate your progress as it is made and be up front and honest with your staff if you are unable to solve problems and explain why.
A well thought out and implemented employee survey can provide you with a wealth of information and insight regarding your employees perceptions of the workplace. Just the fact that you conducted an employee survey sends a message to your employees that you value their opinions.