Our customers often want to know the best practices of a wildly successful Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey project. In the best projects, leaders and executives secure buy-in and spread enthusiasm when they demonstrate their own. We've already discussed having your president or CEO send out a mid-survey reminder email of their own, but you shouldn't stop there. Survey Monkey reports that users of their platform have sent up to 40 reminder emails to get participants to complete a single survey. Okay, don't do that. But, it will likely be necessary to send multiple reminders throughout your survey project because, guess what? Your employees are busy working hard to increase business for you. And, they may think the survey will take longer than it actually will. That's why it's a good idea to clearly communicate how long the survey will take them. Remember to also reiterate that this a highly secure and confidential survey and that each respondent's anonymity will always be protected. Another strategy to boost response rates for your employee engagement and satisfaction survey is to encourage your management team to schedule blocks of "open time" for employees to complete their surveys-- time free of mandatory meetings and other distractions to keep them from focusing on completion of their survey. Feel free to take our example below to begin crafting your mid-survey reminder email.
Sample Mid-Survey Reminder from Human Resources
From: HR Jane
To: Staff All <email@example.com>
Subject: We want to know what you think!
With the survey wrapping up on DATE, please complete your anonymous employee survey today.
The survey is brief – you should be able to complete it in 5-10 minutes - and 100% confidential. The information you provide will go directly to Best Employee Surveys and they will provide us with aggregated response data reports, so we can take action to improve COMPANY NAME over time.
Thank you in advance for your input. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Director of Human Resources
1500 Birch Street
Anytown, PA 17104
You need to know what your employees think. Are they happy? Are they engaged? Do they plan to leave? Would they go the extra mile to see you succeed? That’s where we come in.
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