Why Should Your Business Use Employee Surveys?
September 7, 2011 Leave a comment
Are you looking to improve productivity and morale? One of the best ways to monitor the production and satisfaction of your business is to use employee surveys.
At first, a survey may seem invasive, unproductive and potentially inaccurate. However, contrary to that belief, studies have shown that staff members desire employee surveys because they provide a sense of empowerment and control. Even if the survey is submitted anonymously, employees want to be heard.
Your business may spend vast amounts of money to generate ideas, marketing and financial decisions, but use very little money on examining an important part of your business: the workforce. Every employee, regardless of education, years of experience, or expertise, typically has opinions about the company that could be used for improvement. Unfortunately, employees aren’t always proactive when it comes to soliciting ideas to their managers. So employee surveys can create a happy medium for those workers to speak their mind.
Employee surveys can improve performance through several different ways. First, it gives the employee a sense of empowerment. Giving the employee an opportunity to have a say in the company will make them want to work harder and produce more. Surveys also show that management respects what the employees think and feel. A survey indicates that the company really wants to improve the work conditions. This gives a feel of job security to the employee, and that alone will generate employee productivity and performance. Finally, employee surveys dig up great ideas. Because the employee is doing much of the ground work for the company, they have a hands-on view of the business. They provide a different view on production and that can help improve your company.