Why Use Pulse Surveys
As global competition intensifies and technological change accelerates, "pulse surveys" are becoming more popular for monitoring employee engagement and achieving continuous improvement. Pulse surveys are typically an abridged version of the full employee engagement survey, focused on areas that need the most attention. When deployed between full engagement surveys, pulse surveys make sure improvements are on track.
When to Use Pulse Surveys
Conducting pulse surveys exclusively, without conducting more comprehensive employee engagement surveys periodically, can generate more questions than answers. So, we recommend conducting a full employee engagement survey annually, and focused pulse surveys in between. The exact frequency for pulse surveys depends on the responsiveness of the organization, but we generally suggest doing them every 3-6 months. Below is a summary of the typical process timing.
Why Organizations Prefer Our Pulse Surveys
Our pulse survey is available at no extra charge and fully integrated into our platform for maximum efficiency. It provides extreme flexibility for complete precision, enabling you to solicit follow-up feedback on any survey items from any employees at any time.
When using our interactive dashboard, you can easily flag survey items that need attention by clicking next to them. The flagged items are then listed in the Action Plan, where you can add tasks and due dates. There, you can also initiate pulse surveys, to check progress, as shown in this .
You can also launch pulse surveys (at no extra charge) in our 360-feedback platform, to make sure raters are noticing improvements from individual feedback recipients (e.g., managers/leaders) during the year.