3 reasons employee engagement surveys fail

Lousy timing, incomplete canvassing, and lack of response to the feedback that’s offered will probably only make your employees even less committed. Are you making these mistakes?

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Sometimes we need to air our dirty HR laundry.

So, let’s bring into the light of day how surveys are usually conducted and then acted upon. Let’s stop torturing our employees with bad surveys—especially bad employee engagement surveys.

Frankly, the survey itself is rarely the problem. The questions are usually quite good in terms of defining the information you and the organization want to learn about employee attitudes, satisfaction, and engagement.

Let’s look at the three most common failures of employee surveys as they are typically implemented:

1. Post-survey actions and reactions only serve to disengage

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