6 Steps to Take After an Employee Engagement Survey

6 happy people After an Employee Engagement Survey

What You Do After an Employee Engagement Survey Matters
Good for you! You recognized the importance of assessing your level of employee engagement as part of your talent management strategy to improve employee advocacy, discretionary effort and retention.

In our experience, designing and administering employee engagement surveys is the easy part.  While it is a great start, the survey is just the beginning. Engagement surveys provide the data you need to improve, but you must take concrete action to improve employee engagement and retention.

Six Steps to Take After an Employee Engagement Survey
Now it’s time to figure out what you will do next. What engagement actions do you need to take to really move the needle on engagement levels?

  1. Continue to Measure Engagement Levels
    Please don’t groan. We’re not talking about the lengthy and no-more-than-once-a year assessment you have just finished.We’re talking about mini pulse surveys that are distributed periodically to measure reactions to change, test the effect of new policies, or to further explore specific concerns highlighted in the larger survey.

    Pulse surveys are quick to administer, easy to analyze and give helpful feedback on specific issues. Don’t forget to share these analytics; employees deserve to get the information and see progress too!

  2. Ensure Engagement Goals Are Clear and Well Understood
    Company objectives regarding talent and performance may be clear to you as a leader, but are you sure your followers are focused on the right goals and behaviors? Ask them.
  3. Recognize Moves in the Desired Direction
    Set up a system that allows you to give meaningful and proportionate kudos to employees who are demonstrating the behaviors that boost engagement. By shining a light on desired behaviors, you increase awareness of how you want your employees to act and what attitudes you respect and honor.
  4. Give Meaningful Feedback
    360-degree feedback is often the most helpful because the employee is able to understand how they are viewed from multiple perspectives. But any well-intentioned, timely and constructive feedback can help improve performance. Effective feedback should be an integral part of your performance management process.
  5. Frequent One-on-one Meetings
    One-on-one sessions that are designed not just to discuss performance but to help employees thrive can give you an inside track on what your employees are thinking and feeling vis-à-vis their job and career path.
  • What do they like to do?
  • Where can they contribute most?
  • What is standing in the way?
  • What do you need from the company?
  1. Provide Encouragement and Suggestions
    To keep the focus on improvement, send out and solicit ideas for ways to further engage employees. Invite all to participate and share their success stories.

The Bottom Line
An annual employee engagement survey can get you pointed in the right direction. Wisely timed pulse-checks can help to keep your finger on how things are going.  Now it’s up to you and your managers to take action and lead the company through the next steps.

To learn more about improving employee engagement, download The Top 10 Most Powerful Ways to Boost Employee Engagement.

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