Coaching and Mentoring

Having happy, fulfilled employees leads to better productivity, higher retention rates and increased engagement. An employee engagement survey can give you insight into what areas the company is failing at when it comes to engaging employees and which areas are doing well.

Below are a few questions you can ask in the survey to learn what your business can do better to improve employee loyalty, morale and satisfaction. If your company has the resources to do so, we recommend discussing these survey questions one-on-one with employees, or in small groups of no more than five people.

  • Take me through your morning ritual
  • What are you usually thinking of or feeling as you get ready for work?
  • What is the ratio of days you feel like coming to work versus the days that you don’t?
  • Do the people you work with inspire you?
  • Does your manager inspire and teach you on a consistent basis?
  • How often do you tell people where you work? Do you feel proud when you tell them?
  • Select three positive words and three negative words that describe how you feel about coming to work.
  • Do you have all the tools and resources you need to create the best work you can here?
  • How often do you question the validity of information provided to you?
  • How well does the company structure enable you to do your job effectively?
  • Are you able to discuss the major decisions that affect you and your job?
  • Do you know how your role contributes to the business’ overall success? Could you describe the value to a stranger?
  • Do you feel valued for the work you produce?

What questions did we miss? Let us know what you ask in your engagement surveys and what insight you found in the comments below.

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