The 1 Thing Millennials Want in an Employee Survey—But Aren't Getting

by Dora Wang on Mar 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Do You Know the 1 Thing Millennials Want Out of an Employee Survey?Millennials are known for being vocal — but that’s not a bad thing! The more input you get from your employees, the better. And when we asked them for their opinions about employee feedback for our Ultimate Guide To Recruiting And Retaining Millennials, they weren’t shy about sharing them.

54% of millennials told us they wish they had an effective way to give suggestions for how to improve their workplace.

Luckily there’s an easy way to give them one: a virtual suggestion box. Rather than having employees write their ideas on a piece of paper and drop it into a stuffy old box, take advantage of your online survey and give your employees a digital platform to give tips and ideas.

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Making the suggestion box virtual aligns with millennial norms. This generation of digital natives is fluent in new technology, so why wouldn’t you make your suggestion box digital too?

And it’s not just Gen Y who would love this option. Our 2013 Employee Engagement Survey found that giving employees a tool to share their ideas resulted in useful, actionable suggestions in 18% of survey responses.

Your employees — especially millennials — are ready to tell you how to improve the workplace. All you have to do is ask.



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This post was written by Dora Wang

Dora is an employee engagement researcher for TINYpulse and managing editor of TINYinstitute. Having grown up in Texas, she is now firmly settled in Seattle, where she spends her free time reading comic books, wrangling her three cats, and (of course) rooting for the Seahawks.

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