What are Employee Engagement Surveys, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Employee Engagement Surveys
An Employee Engagement Survey is a survey created to measure employee engagement and opinions in order to maximize productivity, innovation, retention and management effectiveness.
Description of Employee Engagement Surveys
Employee Engagement Surveys are detailed surveys distributed to employees which measure their level of engagement in the company. Employee engagement is the extent to which employees are passionate, committed and put extra effort into making sure their work is of the highest quality. Employee engagement surveys must be used as a benchmark against other organizations if they are going to provide useful results. Without this kind of comparison, it is difficult to know what you are measuring and whether the results are good or bad.
A useful Employee Engagement Survey must be lengthy enough, usually 40-50 questions at a minimum, to determine not only whether employees are engaged, but also why they are engaged. They must also cover a wide range of topics related to employee engagement. There are two types of employee engagement:
- Engagement with the organization – this measures how engaged employees are with the organization as a whole, and therefore, how confident they feel about senior management.
- Engagement with a manager – this is a more specific measure of how employees relate to their direct supervisors. It measures whether employees feel valued, receive fair feedback, and whether they feel like they have a strong working relationship with their direct manager.
Surveys must accurately measure both types of employee engagement in order to get an accurate snapshot of the state of employee engagement.
Tools & Templates
Most Employee Engagement Surveys include questionnaires distributed via online and mobile device.
upBOARD's Online Employee Engagement Survey Tools & Templates
upBOARD’s online Employee Engagement Survey collaboration tools allow any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
Learn more about upBOARD’s portfolio of other human resources best practice tools and templates, including:
Career Planning, Change Management, Communication Management, Competency-Based Interviewing, Critical Incidents, Culture Mapping, Delphi Method, Employee Engagement Surveys, Executive & Leadership Coaching, Growth Mindset, Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, Job Analysis, Job Description, Learning and Growth Perspective, Mentoring, Performance Management, RACI, Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS), Retirement Index, Skills Requirement Checklist, Stakeholder Analysis, and Workday Task Analysis.