With today’s multi-generational and mobile workforce, business leaders face challenges in building an engaged team culture that will drive their company success. According to a 2015 Deloitte study, 87 percent of organizations consider engagement and culture issues one of their top challenges and only 12 percent of employees feel that their organization is “excellent at effectively driving the desired culture."
Another 2015 survey by Gallup found that only 32 percent of the American workforce is truly engaged, indicating that the rest are either not fully engaged or even actively disengaged. This creates problems for companies because Gallup studies have also found that employee engagement directly affects a company’s bottom line.
With an eye on future success, businesses should look for ways to monitor and measure employee engagement levels.
Using a third-party administrator (such as Survey Monkey) can also increase employees’ comfort in knowing they can be forthright with their opinions without fear of retaliation.
Managers can get a pulse on their workforce engagement level by asking such survey questions as:
Are you determined to give your best effort at work each day?
Are you satisfied with the culture of your workplace?
Can you see a clear link between your work and the company goals?
A good survey should be able to help you understand employees’ motivations, passions, job satisfaction levels and quality of work relationships. For example, employees are often motivated by professional growth, work/life balance and community involvement in addition to monetary incentives.
Modern HR platforms provide tools to collect feedback and measure employee satisfaction, while also allowing you to manage your employees and their data by storing survey results in one place. Performance management software can be crucial for facilitating (and tracking!) more frequent conversations and feedback between managers and employees. This helps ensure everyone is happy, on track and working together on individual, department and company-wide goals.
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