Measuring employee engagement with engagement and quarterly or monthly pulse surveys helps organizations improve productivity and employee retention. But executing a complete survey process successfully takes preparation. The organization must not only respond to the survey and communicate the survey results. There must be follow up and follow through on the actions that must be implemented to give meaning to the survey.
In the next few blogs, we are going to address organizational readiness and employee engagement strategies. We want to begin with one of the most frequent questions and concerns our clients have about surveys and timing. “When should we conduct our engagement survey?” “Does it make a difference when we survey our employees?” “Is it a bad idea to survey our employees after a big event?”
When an organization decides it is ready, it must be aware that the timing of the survey will have an effect on results. So is there really a better or worse time?
Our position is that it is always a good time to have a better understanding of how engaged your employees are; however, the choice of when to conduct the survey could cause variations in overall results.