Staff engagement surveys can be excellent to gauge just how connected your employees are within your business, but you may be unsure of how often they need to be repeated.
Too often and you run the risk of "survey fatigue". This may harm the goal you have set out to achieve by causing workers to switch off when these surveys are sent around.
They may also not be able to give you a good indication of how things are going as they might not provide enough time for the effects of changes to kick in.
So, if you have made any changes in light of a previous survey you might not get a handle on how much of an impact they had on your employees.
If you haven't done one in 12 – 24 months
Leaving too big a break between surveys could also be dangerous, as this may not give you enough time to nip problems in the bud.
Typically-speaking, the average business should consider conducting another survey if their last one was completed around a year or two ago.
If issues affecting motivation are left for too long, they will be harder to resolve and this time frame should allow you plenty of time to make and track changes in the workplace.
If there is an area you want to target
More regular surveys can be completed if you feel there are specific areas of you business that need to be targeted.
This way you can easily work out if there are any specific changes you can make so staff become more engaged, and by proxy, more productive.
If you've never done one before
There's no time like the present to see just how you can make changes in your business to boost happiness as well as the bottom line.
Being Australian-based, a PeoplePulse survey can steer you in the right direction to help your business grow.Why not try a free custom-based demonstration today?