Get The Most Out Of Your Next Survey With This Employee Survey App
You know what’s really boring? Those surveys we’ve all been asked to complete by our organizations every now and then. There are a few shortcomings in the existing system that don’t really make it possible for leadership to get the most out of these employee surveys, not to mention that some managers often don’t coordinate before, during and after surveys are carried out in their workplace.
The most important factor of all of these, however, is the level of employee engagement that these surveys receive – which is extremely low, most of the time. Employees view these surveys as an obligation and try to get them out of the way as quickly as possible in order to return to their work.
Here are a few tips on how you can increase employee engagement on the employee surveys in your organization to increase the quality of the responses that your employees give you.
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
And then communicate some more. More often than not, employees are not engaged when it comes to surveys, due to the fact that they simply are not aware of the reasons behind the survey and what line management are planning to do with the input.
Practice effective communication in the form of all-company meetings, invite messages, and memos to educate staff about the evaluation process, obtain buy-in, and increase the participation in the survey.
Being able to guarantee 100% anonymity is critical to building trust and engagement in an employee survey. Employees might be withholding their most honest feedback due to the fact that they are concerned about the possible repercussions and the impact it could have on their careers.
Give employees the liberty and safety to submit transparent answers, without having to stress about the possible consequences. The Survey feature of the Ezzely employee survey app guarantees 100% anonymity and is easy to understand and to use. Click here to learn more about it.
Get leadership on board
Before you can expect personnel to participate in your engagement survey, your management team needs to be on board with the program. Leadership plays a powerful part when it comes to an organization’s employee survey engagement rate. According Forbes, leadership has a strong influence on three factors that foster employee trust: security, belonging, and significance.
To increase engagement, leadership needs to communicate that the employee survey is:
1) Safe and confidential,
2) Inclusive of all staff within the organization, and
3) A platform that allows employees’ valued opinions to be heard.
Hold Managers Responsible
When leaders are held accountable for their team’s completion rates, they are more likely to boost employee participation. In turn, when employees know their managers want them to contribute and value their opinion, they are more likely to take the time to complete the survey properly.
One way of incentivizing managers to boost their team’s completion rates is by offering rewards or recognition to the manager whose team has the highest completion rate. The Rewards feature of the Ezzely employee survey app allows you to call out a top performer in your organization and to give them a reward on a job well done. Click here to learn more about how it works.
Are you ready to enjoy the many benefits of receiving higher quality responses from your employees during your next employee survey?
We invite you to try Ezzely. Just click here to see how it works or sign up for a free trial here.