Everything You Need to Know About Pulse Surveys

The shift to pulse surveys has taken the employee engagement space by storm. You may be wondering what exactly are Pulse Surveys, and what are the benefits it can provide your organization?

What are pulse surveys?

An employee pulse survey is a quick and frequent survey system that takes the place of the complex, lengthy annual surveys employees dread. Intentionally designed to be executed weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly (generally taking under 60 seconds to complete), they give quick insights into the health of a company.

Benefits of adopting employee pulse surveys

  • Frequent and Quick: Receiving feedback often and quickly means you are getting regular insights into what your employees are feeling in real time, without the delays and inconsistencies that come with traditional surveys.
  • A better experience for your employees: Pulse surveys are delivered directly to your employee’s inbox and are quick and easy to take. Without user sign-ups, passwords, or other annoyances to get in the way, pulse surveys consistently deliver higher participation and adoption rates. With an average completion time for a 4 question survey being under 1 minute, a bi-weekly pulse survey takes employees less than 30 minutes per year to complete.
  • Managers get information in time to act: Unlike annual surveys, pulse surveys let leaders check in with their employees on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly bases. Employee sentiment ebbs and flows in an instant, pulse surveys give leaders a valuable tool to quickly uncover problems before they have time to fester.
  • Shows your employees you value them: Asking for frequent feedback sends a powerful message to your employees. It lets your employees know that you care and value them – which in turn creates a happier, more engaged workforce. Studies have shown that employees are more committed to leaders that promote open lines of communication and ask for feedback.
  • Track improvements over time: Pulse survey reports give you access to statistical analysis and trend graphs. Looking at how responses are affected after company initiatives, developments, or internal events gives you powerful insights that can help guide future decision making. For example, if you learned how employees were feeling about their job training and then made improvements – pulse surveys will show you the impact of this change during and after the adjustments were implemented.
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  • Less Burdensome on management: Unlike the traditional employee survey that an organization may use, pulse surveys are quick and easy to set up and then run on auto-pilot – saving your organization both time and money.

In summary, pulse surveys make it easy to understand and track your workplace health in ways traditional surveys simply cannot. To learn more about pulse surveys and how they can be used in your workplace schedule a demo today.

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