Finding good employees is never easy. First you recruit and train them, and then you hope they perform as well as their resume says they will. It’s no wonder that decreasing turnover is a top goal for businesses. When you find that perfect-match employee, you want to do everything you can to make them want to stay with your company. But unless you are a mind reader, you need to conduct employee experience surveys on a regular basis. Each completed employee survey gives you insight into your employees’ thoughts and perceptions about your business. By gathering this information, you will be able to accomplish several very important things:
Improve Your Employees’ Work Lives
Employee experience surveys inform you of the things employees enjoy about their work environment and what they would like to see improved. Since the surveys are conducted anonymously, your employees will feel confident giving you honest answers and real suggestions that you can implement. Of course, you won’t be able to make every change suggested, but choosing a few high priority items can go a long way towards making your employees look forward to coming to work.
When employees feel valued and heard, they tend to work harder. They want to keep you happy when you are committed to keeping them happy. It’s a give and take situation. When you make even small changes to show your employees that you truly care, you will be amazed at how much more work they are able to get done.
Get a Clear Picture of Your Future
A successful employee survey will ask your employees about their current situation and also inquire about what their plans are for the future. Are they using your company as a stepping-stone to something else, or are they planning on building a career with you? This information provides you with the insight you need to evaluate your future hiring needs, and also gives you a good idea of how committed your employees are.
View Your Company From a Different Perspective
As the boss you are limited in what you know about your employees’ day-to-day experiences. However, with an inside look into the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs of your employees, you will gain a clearer understanding of your company culture. You will also see where you can make improvements to the organization and operations of your company.
You will have a better understanding of what it takes to keep your employees happy and productive after conducting an employee survey. They won’t be tempted to look elsewhere because of the changes you’ve made. An employee survey is your ticket to improved financial performance and a stronger workforce.
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