Employee Survey Best Practices

By following these best practices, you’re more likely to gather good-quality employee feedback from your staff:

  • Encourage your upper management to endorse the survey to your staff.

  • Take employee feedback seriously. If someone offers suggestions, take them seriously and communicate progress transparently with your staff.

  • Don’t gather employee feedback quicker than you can process it and make changes. (Don’t survey too frequently.)

  • Consider using a third-party to administer your surveys. This can help increase employee trust.

  • If you have promised the survey will be anonymous, honor your promise. Don’t try to connect survey responses with particular employees. This destroys trust with employees.

  • Request ongoing feedback and open communication with your team throughout the year, not just while you’re surveying.