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Pulse Surveys

July 26, 2018
Pulse Surveys
Pulse Surveys are a series of automated, scientifically-driven questions designed to help you understand how engaged your employees actually are. Questions are grouped thematically into topical areas which include, Employee Sentiment, Career Development, Diversity & Inclusion, and more.

Pulse Surveys measure each and every aspect of Employee Engagement to help you realign corporate behaviours and practices accordingly.

Pulse Surveys are a great way to quickly gather a long-lasting snapshot of your workforce. By understanding what your employees really want and expect from their job in terms of leadership, recognition, and rewards or career growth, your company can really increase its bottom line in the long run.

Understanding how your organization is affecting its culture, employee morale, and general demeanor is critical to informing your employee engagement efforts. Without the appropriate measures and insights in place, it would be next to impossible to make a valuable impact on your overall employee value proposition.

Enabling Pulse Surveys helps you monitor your company’s heartbeat and keep track of the results of your human resources initiatives so that you can adjust, re-align, enhance as you see fit for improved results.

Benefits of Pulse Surveys

  • Immediate and completely anonymous employee engagement insight
  • Long-term employee engagement insight (reports)
  • Informs your engagement strategy and tactics
  • Increases employee sense of belonging
  • Improves company culture

Characteristics of Pulse Surveys

Pulse Surveys evaluate the following areas of Employee Engagement:

  • Employee Sentiment
  • Leadership
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mission & Purpose
  • Recognition & Rewards
  • Career Growth
  • Autonomy & Empowerment
  • Learning & Development
  • Goals & Alignment
  • Work/Life Balance

Pulse Surveys are designed to leave no area of employee engagement in the dark. Employee engagement depends equally on good leadership, work/life balance, and positive employee work environment. With Pulse Surveys, you’ll gain a deep understanding of all the influential factors which inform your employees’ opinion of where they work, and who they work for.

Pulse Surveys are ongoing throughout the calendar year and are repeated from time to time so that you can gain a better understanding of how employee sentiment changes over time. This helps you assess the evolution of your employee culture and how your organization engages with it. Take affirmative action once you’ve clearly identified and evaluated what your employees like and dislike about your company. Pulse Surveys provide you with a valuable free tool to gauge how you’re company engages with its workforce.

Pulse Survey questions are:

  • Short
  • Simple
  • Specific
  • uneditable

Each Pulse Survey is composed of a maximum of 11 questions, divided into two distinct types. The first, closed-ended questions (with the only possible answers being YES, MAYBE, or NO), provides your company with a straightforward answer to highly relevant employee engagement concerns.<.p>

The second type of question, based on the Likert scale, evaluates how much employees agree or disagree with the statement. This helps you gauge how much they agree with the statement to realign your corporate behaviours if need be.

All Pulse survey questions are short, simple, straightforward and specific. Here are examples of Pulse Survey questions for each category:

  • “Are you proud to work for our organization?” (Employee Sentiment)
  • “I  feel comfortable giving feedback to my supervisor.” (Leadership)
  • “My company treat all of its employees equally.”  (Diversity & Inclusion)
  • “Do you believe we live authentically by our organizational values?” (Mission & Purpose)
  • “The last time you accomplished a big project, did you receive any recognition?” (Recognition & Rewards)
  • “I see clear career progression in my role.” (Career Growth)
  • “I have access to everything I need to perform to the best of my ability.” (Autonomy & Empowerment)
  • “My supervisor supports my development goals.” (Learning & Development)
  • “Does your management team set clear goals?” (Goals & Alignment)
  • “I am satisfied with my work-life balance.” (Work/Life Balance)

Pulse Surveys’ answers are:

  • Anonymous
  • Actionable
  • Measurable

Keeping Pulse Surveys anonymous is paramount to your employee engagement strategy’s success. It allows your employees to express feelings that they might not be comfortable enough to say face-to-face. Anonymity is also a key element to ensure Pulse Surveys’ answers are sincere and actionable. Once you’ve carried out a few Pulse Surveys, you’ll receive an engagement report detailing your strong and weak points, enabling you to take meaningful, relevant action.

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