The Employee Engagement Survey | How to Ask the Right Questions

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Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding and benchmarking engagement gives you the ability to improve performance, and that starts with asking the best questions in an employee engagement survey.

This isn’t as hard you might think. In this article, we’ll give tips on how to conduct your survey, sample employee engagement survey questions to ask, and how to follow up. With the information from your survey, you will know what’s going well, what could use attention, and any red flags to head on (we suggest calling these opportunities).

How to Build Your Employee Engagement Survey

Have clear goals in mind

Like any initiative, lacking clear, coherent goals can kill your survey before it’s even deployed. Before crafting questions for employees, it’s worth asking yourself: what do we really want to know about our engagement status?

Many businesses want to capture how their team feels about compensation, productivity, or whether that workplace wellness program is having

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