Skip to main content

Employee survey- The best way to measure employee sentiments

Employee surveys have known to collect feedback from employees for ages. These surveys not
only collect feedback they collect sentiments as well. In this blog, you will read, why employee
surveys are the best to measure employee sentiments. 

Without an ounce of doubt, employee surveys are the best way to measure employee sentiments.
This can be done using online as well as offline surveys. Many may argue and say gone are the
times when you had to create, deploy and receive feedback from a survey, however, I will argue that
till the end of time. 

Undoubtedly employee surveys collect meaningful feedback from the employees. For decades,
having a regular employee survey has been on top of the high performing HR practices. It would be
a big mistake to abandon these surveys. You cannot ignore the strategic importance of employee

Conducting these surveys gives you the first-hand information of what your employees are thinking
and feeling. However, more than that employee surveys help you understand the corrective measures
you will need to take based on the feedback. 

Here are the 3 reasons why employee surveys are best to measure employee sentiments: 

1. They predict behavior

Employee survey predicts behaviors. For example, add a question in your employee survey, “Where
do you see yourself in the organization in the next 5 years?” This question can predict your employee
turnover rate than any other machine-learning or a high-end application can.

Organizations can learn a lot even when employees don’t participate in the survey. With the rise of
multi-national organizations, the management needs to understand its employees at a global level in
order to manage remote workplaces. People who do not fill out the survey are 2.9% more likely to quit
their jobs. Not responding to the survey is a clear sign that employees have lost faith and are no
longer willing to back. 

2. Gives employees a voice 

Employee surveys are crucial because they give you employees a voice, a venue for open feedback.
It is an opportunity to establish two-way communication between the employees and the management.

When employees are actively involved in the process, they feel responsible and accountable for their
actions and feel they have a stake in the organization. Such employees are loyal and more engaged. 

3. It facilitates changing behavior

When you ask employees for their inputs, you are not just learning from them, you are also facilitating
changes by influencing them. When you collect feedback from your employees make sure you take
necessary actions on their suggestions. 

If you are simply going to collect feedback and do nothing about it, employees will never want to fill
another survey for you, because they now know, their suggestions are going in vain. This is not the
idle behavior you might want to influence.

Popular posts from this blog

Results of the Presidential Job Index Survey (week ending 7/1/2010)

Quick update on the results for the presidential job index survey for the week ending 7/1/2011. As a reminder this is a weekly survey that we conduct and we publish the results for the survey every Friday. To participate in this week's survey, please download the SurveySwipe application and take the survey.

Remember, you get points that you can redeem for various rewards when you take our surveys. We have already distributed several paid apps like Angry Birds for free.


Almost 900 respondents took the survey.
52% vs 53% last week of the respondents approve of the job that President Obama is doing.
Respondents included 28% Democrats (31% last week), 25% Republicans (22% last week), 24% independents (27%) last week and 2% with the Green Party (3% last week).

You can view the reports here or directly on your phone.

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Cyber Security

Earlier this week, we experienced a power outage with our data center at Internap. During this short period of time, our customers were unable to access the site. Luckily, it didn't last long and we are back up and running now thanks to our dedicated support team that responded quickly and worked diligently.

Cyber security is, and always has been, a very important issue for us as we continue to grow and meet the demands of a technology-driven society. Nothing is more paramount than the safety of your valuable data. And apparently we weren't the only ones affected, as LinkedIn was experiencing difficulties on the same day and Internap had 3 massive outages earlier this year. Check out these infographics with stats on the importance of cyber security and the impact it can have on small-medium sized businesses.

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Internet of Things

In 2008, the number of things connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. By 2050, we are expected to surpass 50 million different devices connected to the internet. And we're not just talking smartphones and tablets - we mean everything. Wearable tech, household appliances, smart homes, public transportation, hospitals and even cattle have all been using sensors to transmit data automatically. It is an exciting yet scary time to be alive. The various interactions between these different entities are opening up doors for more apps, more software and more auxiliary services. With so many "things" connected online, the possibilities for information exchange becoming wider everyday. Check out the top 5 infographics to learn more about the IoT.