10 key questions for gauging employee satisfaction

A hefty paycheck is not enough these days to retain talent. Regular surveys provide valuable feedback for enhancing workplace culture, career growth opportunities and other key factors.

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Employee survey tips

Employee satisfaction is crucial, but the path to improving it isn’t always straightforward.

Factors such as motivation, career growth, compensation and team morale influence how satisfied your employees feel.

A crucial factor in improving employee satisfaction—and thus productivity—is to continually gauge satisfaction levels. Nine out of 10 (89%) HR leaders agree that ongoing peer feedback and check-ins are essential for successful outcomes. A  targeted survey helps you collect such feedback—and the results can be surprising.

For example, most employers think a salary increase is the best way to satisfy employees, but 84% of working professionals in the UK believe that enjoying their jobs is a better measure of career success.

Another survey, by Udemy, found that 42% of millennial employees consider learning and development as the most important benefit when deciding where to work.

Follow these guidelines to ensure your survey is efficient and effective:

Here are 10 key survey questions. Because your survey should be short, try out different questions at various times to see which are most valuable.

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