Employee engagement and job satisfaction are crucial to a business’s success or failure. But how do you know if your employees are “engaged” and “satisfied”? You need to ask, but most people (when put on the spot) will give pat and reaffirming answers just to avoid any type of perceived conflict.
Therefore, employee satisfaction surveys can play a huge role in determining if your workers are connected to their jobs and are truly happy and fulfilled. These surveys cannot simply be put together hastily without any thought. Questions need to be developed and laid out in a manner to obtain unbiased, honest and actionable feedback.
In addition, your company’s culture (including its communication style) needs to be taken into consideration. Here are four things to keep in mind when developing and administering your annual employee satisfaction survey.
It has been estimated that about 1/3 of the workforce feels unengaged or unproductive. Whatever the reason – lack of direction, loss of motivation, or wrong job assignments – this means that 1/3 of your staff is at risk. Annual employee surveys can go a long way to help stabilize your workforce. Every employee who leaves can cost up to 2.5x their salary to replace.
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By Christiane Soto, Snelling.com
Employee engagement and job satisfaction are crucial to a business’s success or failure. But how do you measure this? The answer is an employee satisfaction survey. Read our article to learn how to best design an administer them. Click here to download a PDF version of this article today!
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