Simple Actionable Employee Survey Questions

Over the last 3 years we have collected, studied and tested more than a thousand of employee engagement and employee survey questions. For all of our questions we collected ratings from employees, managers and organisational behaviour scientists (You can read more about teambay's process to evaluate employee survey questions here).
Below is a list of the top performing topics that you could ask your organisation. Click on any topic for more information.

Company Identification Survey Questions

  • Management Choices | Do you generally think that your management is taking the right decisions concerning the company’s future?
  • Inclusion In Change Processes | Do you feel informed about changes in the company that concern you and your work?
  • Information Transparency | Do you feel that processes and decisions in your company are transparent?
  • Employer Recommendation | If you had a friend whose skills matched an open position at your work, would you encourage the friend to apply?
  • Tools at Work | Do you have all the tools you need to do your work well?
  • Company & Personal Values | Do you think your personal values match the values of your company?
  • Supporting Productivity | Do you think that employees that have problems performing well at their job are supported effectively?
  • Perceived Fairness | Do you think that your company (including your supervisors) is generally acting fairly towards you?
  • Team Communication Channels | Do you think that communication channels within your team are efficient?
  • Sharing Knowledge | Do you believe that best-practices are openly shared within your company?

Employee Recognition Survey Questions

  • Handling Employee Suggestions | Do you feel that your feedback is taken seriously and your suggestions are honestly considered?
  • Appreciation of Work | In the last 6 months has someone explicitly appreciated your work?
  • Impact on Company Success | Do you understand how your role contributes to the success of your company?
  • Expectation Management at Work | Do you know what is expected from you at work?
  • Constructive Feedback about Work | Do you usually receive useful and constructive feedback about the work you do?
  • Quality VS. Quantity | Do you feel that the quality of your work is more important than its quantity?
  • Compensation & Benefits | In comparison to your colleagues/people in the same profession, do you feel fairly rewarded?
  • Codetermination | At work, do you feel that you have enough opportunities to contribute to decisions that affect you?

Career Development Survey Questions

  • Professional Goals | Do you feel like the work you have done in the last six months has moved you closer to your professional goals?
  • Career Growth | Do you see a clear path for how to grow in your company?
  • Training & Education | Do you feel that you are receiving the necessary training and education to help you improve the quality and understanding of your work?
  • Time for Favourite Projects | Does your company give you the opportunity to invest extra time in your favourite projects?
  • Job Challenge & Personal DriveDo you feel that your work is challenging enough for you?
  • Focus at Work | Last week, did you spend the majority of your time doing what you considered to be your job?
  • Future Perspective | Do you see yourself working for your company one year from now?

Working Relationships Survey Questions

  • Autonomy at Work | Do you feel like your supervisor is giving you enough autonomy in your work?
  • Trusting Relationship with Supervisor | If you or your supervisor made a mistake, are you comfortable talking to him/her?
  • Support From Colleagues | The last time you were stuck with a difficult task, did you get a colleague to help you?
  • Companionship at Work | Is there a person at work whose company you enjoy like that of a friend?
  • Perceived Supervisor Competence | Do you trust your supervisor to give you the best direction on your work?
  • Team Commitment to Quality | Do you believe that your colleagues are generally looking for ways to improve the quality of your company’s products and services?
  • Working Morale | In general, are you happy with your colleagues overall attitude and behaviour at work?

Employee Well-Being Survey Questions

  • Company Support in Case of Need | Do you think that in a case of need (care for parents/children/medical condition) your company would support you in managing your personal life and your work?
  • Manageable Workload | In the last month, did you always feel in control of your work and faced manageable amounts of tasks?
  • Concentration | Do you work in an environment that allows you to concentrate?
  • Positivity towards Work | Do the days you DO want to come to work outnumber the days you DON’T want to come to work?
  • Personal Activities & Hobbies | Do you have time for hobbies/personal activities next to your work?
  • Positive Impact from Work | All things considered, do you think your job gives more than it takes?
  • Work – Life Balance | Are you able to satisfy both your job and personal responsibilities?
  • Satisfaction & Ambition | In the last month, did doing your job well give you a sense of personal satisfaction?
  • Health | In the last three months, were you generally feeling healthy?

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Sarah Bohlmeier – Founder & Managing Director

MSc Organizational Behaviour from London School of Economics, Human Resources professional & social science researcher