Listening to employees is an ongoing process. The need to seek employee opinion often occurs more often than the timing of an annual engagement survey. Pulse surveys allow organizations to ask questions quickly to ensure that the employee voice is heard on a regular basis on timely topics.
Why should you use pulse surveys?
Quick and concise, pulse surveys are a tool to collect feedback from employees. In ever-changing work environments, organizations can capture data on employee sentiment more frequently. Shorter than the traditional yearly engagement survey, pulse surveys provide a quick check on employees. Pulse surveys allow the organization to focus on a handful of key items. With tailored questions to address specific areas, more targeted action can be taken.
Types of pulse surveys
There are different types of pulse surveys, which the organization can set up to best meet their feedback needs. Pulse surveys can be broad, such as an engagement check, or focused, like asking about a new benefit program. Pulse surveys can be done in waves to target different parts of the organization.
Specific questions can be asked of certain departments. Pulse surveys can be a component of your engagement program as a complement the census survey. This allows for follow up on items from a larger survey to keep the feedback loop in motion.
How and when to conduct pulse surveys
Most importantly, continue to give your employees a voice – especially during stressful times. Learn how pulse surveys can work best for your organization by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.