We asked employees how often frequently they want supervisors to ask for feedback, and here’s what they told us.
A Matter of Time
Nearly two-thirds of employees want you to ask them about their workplace satisfaction on a biweekly basis (at least). Thats a very far cry from the once-a-year schedule most companies use for their employee surveys.
Their answer makes sense, though. After all, so many changes can happen over the course of a year that can have huge effects on employee engagement and happiness. Which means that if you’re waiting that long to ask, you’re missing out on a lot of vital feedback.
Frequent surveys aren’t just a benefit for employees — they’re a benefit for you.That’s why, when we asked supervisors how often they want to receive feedback from their workforce, their answer was nearly identical to the employees’.
You don’t want your employees to spend so much time on surveys that it turns into their second job, though. So how do you get feedback as often as employees and supervisors want without turning it into a burden?
A Small Footprint Goes a Long Way
The secret is to use the right kind of survey.
The great thing about using a short, fast, and easy survey is that it also helps you. You get employee feedback in manageable chunks rather than getting hit with an avalanche once a year. That means you’ll be much more nimble when responding to the information, so issues actually get taken care of when it matters — and isn’t that what good feedback is all about?