Sending out annual employee satisfaction surveys is a great way to gauge how fulfilled your employees really are. As long as your employees are assured that their answers will remain anonymous, this is the best way to get honest feedback on your culture, management style and overall employee satisfaction. Everyone wants to feel as if their opinions are being heard, and your employees will appreciate you taking the time to see how the workplace can be improved.

When conducting an employee satisfaction survey remember these quick tips:

  • Stress that answers will remain confidential and without consequence.
  • Keep the questions short and easy to read.
  • Do not overcomplicate the survey by asking too many questions. Make a list of your priorities/goals and start forming your questions around those.
  • Have one trusted employee review the survey before sending to the full team.
  • Finally, and perhaps most importantly, actually take steps to make improvements based on the survey’s data.

Here are a few example questions to include in an employee satisfaction survey to help you get started. These include multiple choice questions as well as a few open ended questions to get a sense of what specifically your employees are thinking.The key is to include questions that will show how your employees feel about you, your business, and your work culture.

My work is meaningful.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

My supervisor has realistic expectations of me.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

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

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I would like to grow within this company.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I am proud to work for this company.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I would recommend this job to my friends.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

There are opportunities for me to get promoted at this company.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

My opinions about this job and company matter to management.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I am paid fairly for what I do.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I am valued by my supervisor.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I have the tools and resources needed to do my job well.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

I feel comfortable going to management with any issues that might come up.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

This company keeps employees informed about important matters.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

Overall, I am satisfied with my job.

  1. Strongly agree
  2. Agree
  3. No opinion
  4. Disagree
  5. Strongly disagree

What suggestions do you have to improve this company?

Please write in an answer. 

If you answered any of the above with “strongly disagree,” please explain why.

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