Providing feedback (both positive and negative) assists employees in improving productivity and advances professional development.

Feedback is helpful for guiding decision-making, improving organizational culture and identifying great ideas from employees.

Employee surveys can also assist an employer in gauging various aspects of the workplace, such as job satisfaction, job difficulties, organizational culture and views of compensation and benefits. Employee surveys should be conducted anonymously, with the opportunity for employees to reply candidly to concerns and suggestions.

Survey Monkey, which offers free online questionnaire and survey tools for basic use with paid plans for more robust needs, provides various employee satisfaction surveys that can be quickly edited by an employer.

A typical employee survey includes questions with rating scales as well as open-ended comments. Consider different Likert scale examples, depending on the types of questions you want to ask in a survey. (Source: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)

Did you know?

Eight-two percent of employees appreciate receiving feedback, positive or negative.
Source: OfficeVibe