Finally! Big Data 2.0 addresses causality…
Employee surveys are wide-spread as managers rightfully want to feel the pulse of the organization. In one study, nearly half (47%) of all employees who said their organization conducted a survey and demonstrated visible actions at the organization or department level were fully engaged. Yet, conducting an employee engagement survey alone is likely to lead to significantly decreased levels of engagement. The question, therefore: how to ensure that the best possible actions are coming out of the survey?
5 tips to crank up the results of any employee survey:
1. ONLY ask for verifiable behavior and/or activities (actions speak louder than words)
2. Management commitment will sky-rocket when the survey’s content is about actionable items. Show them.
3. Check the questionnaire with selected employees in advance for maximum buy-in from the lower ranks.
4. Include a pay-off for respondents. Example: individual improvement plans and knowledge sharing
5. Report back in a week after concluding the survey. Communicate again in 1 month about the quick wins.