Employee engagement can be defined as the extent to which employees are passionate about their jobs and are committed to the company. As an employer, this is something you should always be aware of in the workplace, and a great way to keep up with this information is through an employee engagement survey.

This type of survey takes one step further than a traditional employee satisfaction survey, which measures employee contentment. The employee engagement survey measures the amount of passion and commitment your employees have to their job.

Taking steps to increase employee engagement should result in a higher employee retention rate and an increase in work performance. The key is to make sure your employees realize this survey is anonymous and there will be no repercussions from the results. This will ensure that the results are honest.

There are probably a lot of questions you’d like to add to this type of survey, but we recommend no more than 15 to keep it simple and easy to fill out, especially if you are in the hourly hiring industry.

To make it easy, we’ve put together an employee engagement survey template below. These include multiple choice questions as well as a few open ended questions to get a sense of what specifically your employees are thinking.

Once the survey has been conducted, set up individual meetings to go over the company-wide results and see reactions. Do your employees agree or disagree?

Depending on your turnover rate, you should complete these surveys at least once a year. However, if you are having a hard time retaining your top employees you might want to consider conducting this on a quarterly basis to make sure any changes you are making are working.

Example of an employee engagement survey

My work makes an impact on the company.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

I am treated fairly by my manager.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

My manager is interested in my career development.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

This company really understands its customers’ needs.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

My salary is competitive with other jobs I am qualified for.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

My ideas and opinions are strongly listened to at work.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

The leaders of this company know what they are doing.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

I have received feedback on my work from a manager in the past month.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

I would like to grow within this company and make a career here.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly Disagree

I have applied to a job outside this company in the past 3 months.

    1. Agree
    2. Disagree

What should management be doing to increase workplace morale?

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Do you feel you are provided the resources you need to get promoted? Why or why not?

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