Running an employee engagement survey requires careful planning to ensure you get the best results. There never seems to be a perfect time and some of us are still trying to produce an effective business case as to why employee engagement isn’t just a ‘nice to have’.
Based on best practice, we’ve put together a yearly countdown that you can use interchangeably, and tick off all the suggested steps for an effective launch.
Here’s the snapshot:
12 months to 6 months
Think about the survey objectives
Review results from previous surveys
Run focus groups to gain further insight and create survey champions
6 months to 3 months
Feed results to selected employee engagement solutions provider
Ensure questionnaire development is personal to your business and addresses specific themes raised in focus groups; also ensure questions are based around survey objectives
3 months to 1 month
Start communicating to employees via methods that will reach all employees
Ensure they know their views matter and results will also be communicated
Ensure buy-in is from the top down and all understand purpose of survey