Employee engagement surveys: 45 example questions

Regularly running employee engagement surveys is a great way to sense check the mood among your teams – without putting people under pressure.

With this insight, you can actively take meaningful steps towards making your business even better, and improving performance, retention and satisfaction rates.

Without employee engagement surveys, you’re essentially sticking your finger in the air and hoping for the best. But why bother? They don’t have to be time-consuming. They don’t have to cost a single penny. And they don’t have to be technical.

To be truly effective though, it’s important to make your surveys confidential. Providing feedback anonymously will enable employees to say what they think (which is what you want and need), without fear of facing any repercussions.

So, if you want to start making informed decisions to aid your engagement efforts, improvement communication and better your management processes, here are 45 example questions you could include:

Culture and values

  1. Are you proud to work at [company]?
  2. Would you recommend [company] as a great place to work?
  3. Do you think [company]’s brand values are reflective of what they do?
  4. Do you feel like you’re kept up-to-date with [company]’s goals?
  5. Do you feel like your voice is heard outside of your direct team?
  6. How would you describe [company]’s culture?
  7. Are you happy with your work-life balance?
  8. Would you say respect is mutual throughout the business?
  9. Would you say [company] is a fun business to work at?
  10. If you could change one thing about [company]’s culture, what would it be?

General

  1. Would you recommend [company]’s products or services?
  2. Do [company]’s systems provide you with everything you need to perform your job?
  3. What do you think [company] does well at?
  4. Which areas do you think [company] needs to improve on?
  5. Are you satisfied with your level of pay in relation to your role?
  6. If you had to describe [company] in three words, what would they be?
  7. Do you think [company] does enough around supporting employees’ mental health?
  8. Do you think [company] gives enough back to the community?

Retention

  1. In the last six months, have you actively looked for jobs elsewhere?
  2. Can you see yourself still working at [company] in 12 months’ time?
  3. Do you feel like you’re in stable employment?
  4. Are career progression opportunities something you think you have enough of?
  5. On a scale of one to 10, overall, how happy are you at [company]?
  6. Hypothetically speaking, if you were to quit tomorrow, what would be the main driver behind your departure?

Engagement

  1. Do you feel motivated to come to work?
  2. Would you say you feel valued by the wider business?
  3. Do you feel like your hard work gets recognised?
  4. Do you feel like your efforts contribute to [company]’s success?
  5. Do you think [company] organises enough team building activities?

Management

  1. Does your manager bring out the best in you?
  2. Do you get the support you want and need from your manager?
  3. Are you encouraged to grow within your role?
  4. Do you have a clear development plan in place?
  5. Would you say you’re involved with decisions relevant to your role?
  6. Does your manager show a genuine interest in your wellbeing?
  7. Would you say the senior management team at [company] is approachable?
  8. Do you receive regular feedback from your manager?
  9. How often do you receive praise from your manager?
  10. Do you feel comfortable giving your feedback to senior members of [company]?
  11. Do you think creativity is encouraged?
  12. If you could change one thing about [company]’s management team, what would it be?
  13. Do you feel like you can be open and honest with your manager?

Workload

  1. Do you think you’re challenged too much, not enough, or just the right amount?
  2. Do you feel like your current workload is reasonable?
  3.  Would you say everyone within the business pulls their own weight?

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