Everyone is different and with that comes differing personality types. Every employee tends to have their own thoughts and ideas of situations and how day-to-day operations should be handled. A great way to take the temperature of your employees is to conduct a survey. According to Dr. David Landman, “Staying closely connected to your employees is always important, but in these uncertain times, it is critical”. These are the reasons why now is the ideal time to survey your employees.
Keep the Lines of Communication Open
During these uncertain times, effective communication is more important now than ever. Surveys are a great way to keep the lines of communication open because they encourage honest and anonymous feed-back without putting your team members on the spot. You can approach issues such as:
- Employee safety and wellbeing
- Hindrances your staff faces getting work done
- How your company can better support its employees
- How customer needs can be better met.
Increase Employee Retention
The hiring process is costly and high-turnover rates not only cause a strain on your remaining staff but eat into your bottom line. Obtaining feedback in the form of a survey and then taking action lets your team know that you are listening to their needs and concerns. It shows that their opinions are valued and do matter. Satisfied employees are less likely to look for better job opportunities elsewhere, increasing employee retention.
Your employees are the backbone of your business and play a large role in how productive your company. Employees who are comfortable in the workplace, feel valued, and have the tools they need to do their job efficiently, will be able to work at a high level of productivity. Surveys are beneficial for gauging whether your employees’ needs are met in the workplace and if not, where the blind spots are and potential solutions. This, in turn, will help your company maximize productivity
Foster a Cohesive Workplace Culture
Using surveys to understand what policies and procedures employees are satisfied with, which ones need improvement, and those they dislike altogether will aid in your efforts to create a cohesive workplace culture. Cohesiveness is directly related to employee morale, satisfaction, retention, and productivity.
Not sure what questions you should ask on your survey? These sample questions will get you started:
- How would you rate your work-life balance?
- Do you believe you can reach your full potential here? If not, why?
- Do you feel as if you have the tools you need to do your job? (explain your answer)
It is also helpful to leave a comments section so that employees can freely express their concerns on any topics not addressed in the survey.
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