An employee pulse survey is a short survey sent to employees regularly to check-in on different topics, such as stress, work-life balance, job satisfaction, or company culture. The results from the survey can then be used to identify areas of improvement and create action plans.
A pulse survey is much more agile than conventional surveys. They should track the same item over a period of time and be much shorter and more frequent than a traditional engagement survey. It is also important to do them at regular intervals (monthly or quarterly) to be able to track changes properly.
A pulse survey allows employees to provide feedback more often and create a more inclusive and transparent organizational culture. It also helps the company react to feedback quickly and creates a more agile organization.
With Mentimeter’s Scales question type, you can use the Trends feature to collect, compare and plot changes over time. The Trends feature creates a graph for all historic sessions so you can analyze and dig deeper into the data. You can then link improvements to any actions or changes you’ve made within the organization to see if things are working.
The anonymity Mentimeter provides, creates a safe space to broach difficult topics and make sure everyone feels comfortable contributing real and honest feedback, building a more development-oriented workplace.
Top tip: Including an Open-Ended question slide type in the pulse survey can provide invaluable extra feedback.
Here are 6 pulse surveys to help check the pulse of your team or company:
Company culture check
Work from home check
Employee parent check
Work-life balance check
Diversity and inclusivity check
Don’t forget you can add a pulse survey to the end of a presentation or send it out to colleagues before or after a meeting. If you want to do this, change the presentation pace to ‘Audience Pace’ and share the ‘voting link’ so that everyone can respond to the survey in their own time.