Employee surveys

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How to use employee surveys

Whether you want to measure employee engagement or job satisfaction, get feedback on benefits, or run performance evaluations, our online employee surveys make it easy to get started. See guidelines and examples for a simple way to make surveying an integral part of your organisation’s success.

Hire and retain talented employess

Ask job candidates to fill out surveys to quickly gather more information before their first interview. For recent hires, surveys are also a good way to check in and make sure they’re confident and happy in their new position. In fact, regularly surveying employees can help ensure they feel valued and engaged. And the results you collect from your employee and HR surveys is instrumental in helping you build a rewarding work environment that attracts top talent.

Create benchmarks to measure performance

Without benchmarks, it’s hard to measure performance. Try using employee survey samples to analyse issues such as information processing and responsiveness in your human resources department. You can use personnel survey results as a benchmark for performance ratings and to help identify areas for improvement. When you benchmark, it’s great to see how you improve in comparison to other departments and competitors year after year.

Obtain staff survey results in multiple languages

If you have locations all over the globe, use our skip logic feature to create a single employee survey that presents your employee with a set of questions in their local language, based on their initial selection. For instance, you could use opinion surveys to obtain feedback about your human resources department and their services.

Build training and career development programmes

As employees develop and gain greater skills, they can help grow and evolve your company. Work out which skills your company needs in order achieve its long-term goals, survey employees to find out which skills they want to develop, and then match the two for optimum benefit.

Build a stronger HR department

From 360-Degree Employee Evaluation Template to Employee Exit templates, we make it easy for Human Resources professionals to get the information they need to be successful. See more.

4 tips for using employee surveys

When surveying your workforce, bear these best practices for surveying in mind to ensure that the surveys you create and send yield reliable, actionable data.

1. Keep it casual

Don’t use language that’s stuffy or overly technical. Keep your employee survey questions conversational.

2. Provide incentives

Offer your employees small gifts or prizes for completing surveys, or create competitions between departments for the highest response rate.

3. Make it anonymous

Make sure that your employees know their employee survey answers are 100% anonymous. In order to gain the optimum insight, you need to make it known that their feedback is completely safe.

4. Let them know they’ve been heard

If your employees feel like their feedback isn’t being taken into consideration, they’ll be less likely to participate again. Offer an employee survey presentation to show what knowledge has been gained and what’s being done with the survey results.

Employee survey templates and examples

Conducting a workplace survey can help ensure that you’re making the best decisions for your business. Here are a few online employee surveys to engage your team and initiate the conversation.


Engagement Pulse Survey

If you’re a team leader within your company, one of your top priorities should be keeping your team engaged. This template helps managers quickly and regularly gauge whether their team feels happy and inspired to do their best work.

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Employee Engagement Survey

Do employees find their jobs and responsibilities rewarding? Do they feel challenged and do they still enjoy coming into the office every day? Is there another role that might allow for more fulfilment or better learning potential? Keep morale high by making job satisfaction a priority.

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Benefits Survey

Do employees feel that they are adequately compensated? Does the benefits package match the needs of the staff? Are there perks and benefits they would like to see? Do employees feel that their efforts are being recognised and appreciated? Stay competitive by polling your employees.

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Career Development Survey

Which courses, continuing education or otherwise, do your employees need in order to meet their objectives? What do employees think of your company’s job training and development programme? Do employees feel like this is a workplace that nurtures their career goals and ambitions? Find out with this career development survey.

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3 quick tips to improve survey response rates

Here are some ideas to ensure that respondents will answer your surveys.

1. Be quick

If your survey is short and sweet, there's a greater chance that more respondents will complete it.

2. Offer incentives

Little incentives like small discount or an entry into a drawing can help ensure respondents complete your survey.

3. Buy a targeted audience

With SurveyMonkey Audience, you can purchase access to an audience who meets specific demographic criteria for your survey. It's a great way to get targeted responses from a specific group.

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