Simple Actionable Employee Survey Questions

Over the last 3 years we have collected, studied, and tested more than a thousand 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 most relevant topics that you could ask your organisation. Click on any topic for more information.

Company Identification Survey Questions

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

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