A solid employment and human resource strategy enables businesses to attract, hire, and retain top talent. Any such strategy is incomplete without an active effort being made to measure how employees feel.
Otherwise, organisational decisions are made based solely on external influences and the whim of management teams.
When employee feedback is considered by management in making decisions, employees understand they are heard and their opinions matter. This improves employee engagement and is critical to the performance of any team.
What is an Employee Engagement Survey?
An employee engagement survey is an organisational tool that seeks to measure whether your employees are engaged in their work. Not only this, but it acts as an invitation for your employees to share their pain points anonymously and provides management with information they may not have been aware of.
An employee engagement survey can be as simple as a few questions, though this approach to survey design isn’t as effective as it could be.
To be as effective as possible, it’s best practice for the survey questionnaire to invite participants to rate their experience as measures of key drivers of engagement plus asking for insights using open-ended questions.
These scores and insights will allow you to measure employee engagement, employee satisfaction, employee opinions, and more.
Most employee engagement surveys are conducted via a digital platform. This allows anonymity and for a far greater degree of scalability, interpretation of results, tracking over time etc.
Benefits of Employee Engagement Surveys
When employees have their thoughts and opinions considered by you and your management team, they believe you are working to improve the employee experience.
You can gain insights from the survey on your organisation as a whole as well as business units , team and/or positions. This is important to ensure no issue is left undiscovered and that attention to address specific issues is targeted.
Simply conducting a survey can help employee engagement; however, if you don’t act on the findings you will find future survey response rates drop as employees will become disenfranchised as, in this circumstance, they will believe you and management are not listening to nor valuing their opinions.
Acting on the employee survey findings can improve productivity, strengthen employee retention and foster a healthier work environment and culture.
If you’re looking to measure how your staff feel about recent changes, an employee engagement survey will provide you an opportunity to measure the impact of those changes.
Each of these benefits rely on the assumption that your survey was well-crafted, executed properly, and had the responses assessed by an expert who provides actionable insights.
Would You Like Help With Your Employee Engagement Survey?
Akyra Strategy and Development is a human resource and people management consultancy practice who specialise in helping businesses become employers of choice.
Our HR SnapShot Survey is a ‘done-for-you’ employee engagement survey like no other. Carefully crafted to measure predictors of employee engagement, perception and satisfaction, your employee responses will be assessed by a team of experts who will prepare a report with the findings, conclusions and suggested recommendations (rather than an automated report that pulls from outdated research like many of the other options out there).
If you’d like to learn more about the HR SnapShot, you can do so here. Or, if you’d like to speak with an expert from our ever-helpful team, you can reach out to us by calling 07 3204 8830 or emailing our team firstname.lastname@example.org.
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