Crafting the Perfect Employee Survey – with the Right Questions


Creating an employee survey that hits the mark is all about asking the right questions. It’s crucial that your questions align with the survey’s goals and are geared towards the outcomes you want to achieve. From corporate culture to well-being at work, here’s a handy guide to get you started.

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Corporate Culture Questions

Corporate culture questions help gauge how employees feel about the company’s mission, values, and work environment. Understanding these elements can provide insights into employee engagement and alignment with company goals.

  • How well do you understand the company’s mission and values?
  • Do you feel aligned with the company’s goals?
  • Do you feel connected to the company’s goals?
  • Do you feel that diversity, equality, and inclusion are sufficiently promoted?
  • Do you feel valued?


Well-being at Work Questions

Questions about well-being at work focus on work-life balance, managerial support, and mental health resources. These questions help identify areas where the company can better support its employees.

  • How satisfied are you with your work-life balance?
  • Do you feel supported by your manager in your professional development?
  • Do you have sufficient resources available for your physical health?
  • Do you feel comfortable discussing workload and stress levels with your manager?
  • Do you feel comfortable at work?


Job Satisfaction Questions

Job satisfaction questions aim to understand employees’ contentment with their roles, opportunities for growth, and team communication. This helps identify factors that contribute to job satisfaction and areas needing improvement.

  • How satisfied are you with your current role and responsibilities?
  • Do you see opportunities for growth and advancement within the company?
  • How effective is communication within the team?


Communication and Collaboration Questions

Effective communication and collaboration are vital for a productive workplace. These questions assess how well information flows and how teams work together.

  • How effective are the communication channels within the company?
  • Do you feel that your ideas and suggestions are heard and valued?
  • How do you feel about the cooperation between the different departments?
  • Do you feel that you are sufficiently informed about developments in the company?


Ask openly about possible hurdles:

  • What obstacles do you see in the cooperation between the different departments?
  • What would you like to see in terms of corporate communication?


Questions about the Line Manager

Good leadership improves morale, increases employee commitment, ensures greater well-being, and boosts productivity. With the help of employee surveys, you can find out how satisfied your employees are with their managers.

  • Do you feel sufficiently motivated by your direct manager?
  • Do you feel that your line manager listens to and values your opinion?
  • Does your direct manager offer you sufficient support in your day-to-day work?
  • Do you receive constructive feedback from your line manager?
  • Do you know what expectations your line manager has of you?


Work Environment Questions

The physical and technological work environment can significantly impact employee productivity and satisfaction. These questions help understand employee needs and preferences.

  • How would you rate the physical work environment (office space, amenities, etc.)?
  • Do you feel safe and comfortable in your workplace?
  • How satisfied are you with the tools and technologies you have at your disposal to do your job effectively?

Open questions such as “What improvements would you like to see in your working environment?” can also provide important insights.

And there you have it! A solid starting point for your employee survey.

Happy surveying!

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