How To Get The Most Out Of Employee Engagement Surveys Businesses like to survey how engaged their employees are with anything from their own place within the company, how they are feeling about their development personally and how engaged they are with change that is happening in the company. This can produce a lot of data with some interesting results, but the next challenge is to know what exactly to do with the data when it has all been collected. Data that isnâ€™t thoroughly examined isnâ€™t much use. Plan Plans need to be drawn up that act upon the results of the various surveys. A broad plan however is not normally the way to achieve the best results. Plans need to be drawn up for different areas of the business and different groups of people. Conclusions and goals Firstly the results of the survey need to have some conclusions. The results need to be analysed and conclusions drawn from the findings. This then sets the tone for the plan, before drawing up the plan it obviously best if there are clear goals to work towards that have emerged from the surveys. Individuals Nothing will work without having the right people doing the right things. Individuals and groups are what make change happen within a business, if the right people are doing the right things, everything should work properly. Be on-topic It needs to be clear that everything that is being done needs to be driven towards the results of the employee surveys. Change management consultancies work hard to make sure that everything that a company does in itâ€™s new plan is geared towards achieving the goals that have been set. Constant reviews There is no point implementing new policies and just forgetting about them. Anything new that is implemented, including a new plan needs to be reviewed constantly to make sure it is working otherwise it could be doing more harm than good and no-one would realise. Measurable All plans and new policies need to be able to be measured so that their progress can be tracked. This is important so that there are goals and measures of success. Without these it will be difficult to know how well a plan is going. Demonstrate the surveys were worthwhile
A good plan needs to show the employees who were surveyed that their opinions count and the feedback they gave wasnâ€™t a waste of time. Employees like to know that they are being listened to, this will help engage them more further down the line.