Employee Survey Questions

Developing the question database for your employee survey is the first and most important step in your survey research study. The example question template below provides a glimpse into the questions your employee survey might include.
Employee Survey Questions Using the right employee survey questions will make or break your survey because the wording of the questions strongly influence the answer. NBRI knows employee survey question design and our surveys collect pure, clean data enabling us to make reliable recommendations to improve organizational performance.

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Employee Engagement Survey Sample

My team works well together.
I understand what is expected of me in my job.
The company recognizes those who contribute most.
Management communicates effectively.
The company maintains high ethical standards.
The degree of freedom I have to do my work is appropriate.
My supervisor tells me when I do my work well.
My workload is acceptable.
This is a friendly place to work.
I am an important part of the success of this organization.
My supervisor treats me fairly.
The company promotes ongoing learning.
I am personally responsible for reporting business abuses.
I have received adequate training to do my job.
At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
I will be adequately rewarded if I stay with the company for the long term.
I understand the criteria/goals I must meet to be promoted.
The company encourages employees to balance their personal and professional lives.
My supervisor has an 'open door' policy.
I have confidence in management.
I last received ethics training:
My last performance appraisal was conducted by:
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Benchmarking your employee survey data provides you with hard, objective scores that are not subject to interpretation. Benchmarking scores provide your team with definitive employee information about differences between departments, service teams, demographics, organizations, industries, or any other grouping of survey data, and remains the only way to truly understand the meaning of survey scores. The National Business Research Institute (NBRI) houses the largest and highest quality employee survey Benchmarking database in the world!

Analysis & Strategy

Different types of employee data require different types of statistical analyses. NBRI provides clients with the analyses and action training to improve employee survey scores and thereby improve productivity and profitability. A doctoral level education in psychology and statistics is recommend when analyzing employee survey data. This expertise is a critical component of all scientific, psychological research, and the means by which NBRI provides dramatic organizational improvement to our clients with the use of employee surveys.

Action Planning

Our employee survey research process does not end at Questionnaire Design, or at the Analysis of the results. We provide action planning training to our clients so they are able to successfully implement a solution to improve the most important employee engagement issues facing their organization. NBRI helps you through the employee survey process of selecting the Questions, Deployment, Benchmarking, Analysis & Strategy, and Action Planning.