An annual survey is an opportunity to get deep and broad snapshot of employee engagement, at a point in time, that gives you a baseline to measure against.
Look back to assess progress on your people initiatives and forward to identify emerging opportunities for change.
Employees see Annual Engagement surveys as important and value the opportunity they provide to make themselves heard – If you act on their feedback.
The fact that the annual survey is a substantial commitment means that it gets attention at board level, and enables data-driven, strategic decision-making.
The bottom line, however, is that annual surveys do require a significant investment in time and effort. If they are done well, they show you where your people are engaged or not, and broadly why. But if that’s not a commitment that you can or want to make, then don’t.
People also often have unreasonable expectations of their Annual Engagement survey. When done well, they are an important strategic tool that helps you direct your attention where it might be most beneficial. It shouldn’t be considered a complete and detailed diagnostic and running one won’t give your all of the answers.
It’s important to use the right tools for the right job, and what’s appropriate for your organisation depends on your strategic, operational and cultural context. But rather than being competing alternatives, annual and Pulse surveys – or indeed lifecycle or Wellbeing Surveys – can be complimentary tools.
We take the pain out of running Annual Engagement surveys with our easy-to-use platform. And rest assured that we're fully secure and GDPR compliant.
Our flexible platform includes a range of employee feedback tools, all of which are customisable to meet your needs. Use our questions or write your own.. ..it’s your choice.
Our Client Success team is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your survey delivers for you.
We’ll ensure that you’re focused on the right things – as defined by your strategic context – then help you ask precise, meaningful survey questions.
The People Experience Hub is split into modules for simplicity, so you can add, remove, or replace any module. Speak to our customer service team to find out more.