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Employee Engagement Survey

Surveys at work can be a great way to collect feedback from employees and understand the employee experience of a team. By understanding what employees are thinking and feeling, employers can discover opportunities to improve while also identifying problems before they become larger issues.

Additionally, surveys can help to build trust and improve communication between employees and management.

Employee engagement is defined as the commitment an employee has to their work contributions. There are a number of different ways to measure employee engagement, but surveys are one of the most common and effective methods. Using a survey to measure employee engagement can give employers a better understanding of what is and is not working well within their organization. Employee engagement surveys are particularly important because they can provide a benchmark for companies to review at regular intervals.

Employee engagement surveys can be administered online, through paper surveys, or via a phone call. Ideally, they should take 10 minutes or less to complete.

When creating an employee engagement survey, it’s important to consider what questions will be most helpful in understanding employee engagement at your organization. To make this process easier, we’ve assembled a list of employee engagement survey questions based on industry best practices.

This template is intended to help teams create an effective and informative employee engagement survey. It is important to remember that state and federal laws may place additional requirements on this process. This policy should be reviewed by legal counsel prior to implementation.

To save your own copy, click File > Make a Copy, create a new title, and choose where you'd like to save it in your own Google Drive.

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Employee Engagement Survey Questions

Please rate the following questions on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning you Firmly Disagree with the statement and 5 meaning you Firmly Agree with the statement.

  1. I am encouraged and able to use my strengths at work
  1. I was recognized the last time I went above and beyond at work
  1. I am comfortable sharing experimental ideas with my team
  1. I have a mentor at work who isn’t a direct manager
  1. I have a friend at work
  1. I consistently receive feedback about my performance
  1. I am regularly shown how my actions impact the company and customers
  1. My job role is explicitly defined
  1. My tools and workspace empower me to work productively
  1. My personal values align with my organization's values
  1. My team welcomes open discussions of mistakes
  1. My team is innovative
  1. My team gives me the opportunity to develop professionally
  1. My opinions and ideas are heard and valued on my team
  1. My direct manager supports me and my career growth

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