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Learn how to collect insights that lead to retaining talent at your company.

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As a leader in employee engagement, you balance the needs of the company and its employees. With the Great Resignation in full swing, it's more important than ever to keep your employees productive, happy, and engaged. The resources in this toolkit can help you discover ways to measure employee sentiment and provide you with tips for keeping them engaged.

How can we help build a high-performing workforce?

Companies have workforces of all shapes and sizes—from fully remote, to working asynchronously around the globe, or onsite.

Employee engagement managers need to have a deep understanding of how employees feel about their work, its purpose, and the environment they work in.

Measuring employee engagement can help you identify areas of opportunity across different locales, departments, and teams so each area can run effectively.

Surveys can help you gather the feedback you need to determine if your employees are engaged, or what can be done to retain them.

How can we be proactive in employee retention?

It’s a fiercely competitive job market, so how do you keep employees from jumping ship?

There are many things that can lead to an employee’s resignation—management, salary/benefits, general sentiment, and more.

Employee engagement managers are in a unique position to help the company learn what it takes to retain employees or why attrition rates are high.

By proactively gathering feedback from your employees, you can uncover common areas of misalignment between HR leaders and employees. The insights you collect can not only help you retain employees, they can turn employees into advocates for future hires.

Our sample survey templates make it easy for you to start collecting feedback in just minutes. Explore hundreds of questions across different survey types, all designed to get you accurate results you can rely on.

Employee engagement

Learn what it takes to keep employees engaged and doing their best work.

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Get a sense of your current representation, beyond gender identity and race.

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Employee satisfaction

Improve retention by taking action fueled by satisfaction feedback.

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Mentorship and advocacy

Learn whether employees have mentors and identify opportunities.

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Management performance

Identify opportunities for supervisors with feedback from employees.

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Career development

Understand where employees need development and training.

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Why choose SurveyMonkey?

SurveyMonkey is not only easy to use, it’s the world’s leading survey platform and powerful enough to help you measure what matters.

Features to help you accomplish goals

Employee needs and experiences are constantly changing. Our features can help you pivot when you need to.

Integrations that make work easier

Integrate your survey data with the apps you use every day.

Or, find new ways to reach your customers, employees, and peers.

Our most popular integrations are:

  • Use Zapier to automatically link survey responses to popular messaging platforms/workflows
  • Visualize findings with interactive dashboards in Tableau
  • Integrate with Eventbrite to survey attendees for public-facing events

Support for when you need it

Get the support that your team needs to launch feedback programs.

Here’s how SurveyMonkey can help:

  • We have an amazing support team - filled with product experts that help you leverage the right features to get the results you’re looking for
  • Support the way you want it - with phone, email, and live chat options for getting in touch
  • Tutorials and video demos - available within our robust Help Center for those that want to explore on their own

Employee engagement managers are among SurveyMonkey users from these world-class brands

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Advice from employee engagement leaders

Here are some common mistakes and best practices on how to avoid them.

Common mistakes

Learn what you need to do to improve employee engagement, but avoid these common mistakes:

Asking for feedback too often

You rely on feedback to perform your job, but your response rate and quality will suffer if you ask too often.

Failing to consider goals

Asking a question without considering what you’re looking for will result in answers that aren’t actionable.

Not considering global cohorts

Your data won’t be useful if you don’t take localization and culture into account when formulating questions.

Being reactive vs. strategic

Have a plan of action ready when you get your survey data. For starters, you may want to share data points with leadership and HR teams.

Best practices

Follow these best practices to improve employee engagement:

Send exit surveys regularly

These provide great feedback to use in your retention efforts. Remember, not everyone will be forthright in an exit interview, so follow-up with a survey.

Use feedback to inform new initiatives

See if there is interest for new perks, employee resource groups, guest speakers, mentorship programs, and other things that employees find valuable.

Design a survey that’s going to get you data

Keep surveys short and send them at the right time when you know respondents will answer—such as right after an all-hands meeting.

Resources that employee engagement professionals find helpful

Ultimate Guides

Get a detailed guide to attracting, engaging, and retaining talent with surveys.

Success Stories

Dennemeyer uses surveys to build a company that works for a global workforce.

Case Studies

How one local government regained employee trust and improved engagement.

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