3. Highlighting the Results from Previous Surveys
As mentioned in the intro, one of the biggest drawbacks of employee participation is employees not believing that the survey will have any effect on the company. This can be resolved by including results and statistics from the last survey and showing how the company has improved, based on these results.
One of the best ways to do this is not to just talk about the action when the survey is coming up or has just been completed. Aim to highlight everything that’s going on on a quarterly basis to make sure that the survey is always fresh in your employee’s mind.
As an example of one of better ways to approach this, you could even use tools like Slide Share and Prezi to create presentations, allowing managers to talk through the changes that your business has made physically.
4. Promote Your Survey
It’s vital that you make your survey as accessible to your employees as possible. This may mean having it available online, in a paper format, or even through a website that your employees can fill out at home on their own. The more accessible you make your survey, the better received it will be.
To make this really easy, you can use a survey maker like Survey Anyplace. Which allows respondents to take a survey whenever they like, on their own mobile devices during their commute, or at work on their tablet or laptop.
However, you can’t stop there; you’ll also need to promote your survey as much as you can. This means creating posters, sending out emails and using your managers to educate your employees.
Get as creative as your budget allows. You can also use tools to make this promotion content on a budget, such as Paper Fellows, whether it’s graphical or text-based media.
5. Create Competition
If you have multiple branches, such as a supermarket chain, and you’re planning to run an employee survey, why not run an inter-branch competition to see which store has the best participation rate. You can include a prize for the best store, such as a meal out or a gift voucher for every employee and manager.
This is a great way to get everybody on board and ready to finish their survey as quickly as possible.