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Employee questionnaire: sample survey you can use

Employee questionnaire: sample survey you can use

Ever heard of Twenty Questions? It’s a guessing game, and it’s supposed to be fun. But it’s no fun for employers if they have to guess whether employees are happy on the job.

The workplace version of this game is made even worse because employees are often reluctant to complain about what might be wrong with their company, their team, or their individual job. That’s where an employee questionnaire can help. It gives workers a chance at real, honest communication with their managers. That two-way communication is the biggest motivator for retaining employees.

To help you better understand your employees’ attitudes, we’ve created a form below as a guide to create your own employee satisfaction survey. It’s an anonymous questionnaire — with less than 20 questions.

Sample Employee Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this employee questionnaire. Since the goal of this research is to continuously improve our processes, please be constructive and honest in your feedback.

(Rating guide 1= Excellent, 5 = Poor)

Topic Rating Comments

I know what is expected of me in my job

1 2 3 4 5

I feel like I’ve received adequate training to do my job properly

1 2 3 4 5

I feel like I have adequate resources to do my job properly

1 2 3 4 5

The equipment / technology in my office is working properly

1 2 3 4 5

The company is meeting my expectations

1 2 3 4 5

My managers set a good example

1 2 3 4 5

My managers give me feedback in a positive manner

1 2 3 4 5

My coworkers make me feel important

1 2 3 4 5

My coworkers meet deadlines

1 2 3 4 5

Teamwork within your department

1 2 3 4 5

Teamwork in the company overall

1 2 3 4 5

Communication within your department

1 2 3 4 5

Communication in the company overall, i.e. do you feel you’re made aware enough of “what’s going on” and “where we’re headed?”

1 2 3 4 5

Overall client service

1 2 3 4 5

Overall work environment / morale

1 2 3 4 5

Collect the data and act accordingly

You can print out the form or copy and paste it into an electronic document for email distribution. Either way, you have to follow up to make the employee satisfaction survey useful.

Collect the responses to the employee questionnaire, and then do your best to make necessary changes. If you don’t address the problems, you run a higher risk of employee turnover.

Feedback from employee questionnaires helps with retention — and recruitment

Feedback can be a good thing especially when it gives you ideas for how to improve your workforce and workflow. But how exactly should you use that feedback when it comes to retention and recruitment? We can help. Sign up for Monster Hiring Solutions for expert recruiting information, the latest hiring trends, and other useful resources for employers.