Employee Engagement Survey

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Employee engagement is an important driver of organizational success.

When employees are engaged with their work, they’re more fulfilled, more productive and more motivated to create satisfied and loyal customers. Measuring engagement can appear to be a daunting process, but SurveyMonkey has developed a fast and easy way to assess employee engagement, identify successes, and determine where there’s room for improvement.

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Ask the Right Questions

For over a decade, thousands of organizations have used SurveyMonkey to listen to their employees. But many of these surveys aren’t asking the right questions to properly assess employee engagement and satisfaction. We’ve worked together to identify these necessary questions and created a survey to address these issues: the Employee Engagement Survey.

Research suggests that it’s critical to assess employees’ opinions of their own engagement, as well as their perceptions of colleagues’ behaviors. Furthermore it’s important to assess the conditions of engagement to diagnose areas for improvement. This survey comprehensively addresses these key areas through a series of scales:

Engagement Questionnaire

Conditions for engagement:

What makes this survey different?

The survey was adapted from a large body of preexisting work including: Macey and Schneider’s work engagement theory, a thorough review of literature and related empirical research, and input from experts on employee relations. Survey items were developed based on a psychometric review drawing from a random sample of 5,000 employees. In addition, a subject matter expert (SME) workshop created a parallel set of items to measure employee engagement and conditions affecting engagement.

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Gain actionable insights and compare your results

Creating an employee engagement survey will give you powerful real-time feedback to help you:

Identify areas of improvement to design solutions
Assess the impact of initiatives to see if they are actually working
Monitor problem areas
Compare results over time and across departments, locations and levels

It can also be useful to get context for your survey results by comparing them with results from other organizations. We offer external benchmarks to find out how your organization stacks up against industry standards and competitors allowing you to set smarter goals, allocate resources and make targeted improvements that will save you time and money.

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How to use the survey?

We’ve designed the survey to provide flexibility in meeting your organization’s needs. Use the full survey or specific scales. Add any other questions that might help you gain insights from your employees that are unique to your organization. Get feedback by sending your survey in a variety of formats. Use our Facebook app, access a survey link (for Twitter and websites), or create an email. Once your insights are in, enjoy real-time results and powerful analytics like multiple custom reports, filtered and cross-tabbed responses, text analysis and downloadable charts. It’s free to sign up and easy to get started. Get actionable insights today.

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Have More Questions?

If you are interested in using the survey but have further questions, please get in touch with us.

Sample Training Templates (some content available only in English)

The list of potential training topics is endless. SurveyMonkey offers many surveys that can be used as-is or customized to cover many areas of training. Here are a few templates you might use with individuals, community residents, students and their parents, and employees.


Customer Satisfaction and Customer Service.

What do your customers think of their experience with your business or customer service representatives? Use this feedback to explore potential areas of customer-service training for employees.

Preview Template


Learning Support and Parent Engagement.

Find out how parents support students’ learning at home or engage with their children’s teachers. Use this feedback to develop training that helps parents guide their children to develop good study habits, handle problems or challenges at school, or achieve specific learning goals.

Preview Template

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