Questions You Need to Ask to Unearth Employee Satisfaction

Happiness is the most basic pursuit of humans.

Employees want to stay in an organization where they feel satisfied and employers want to create an environment where employees can put forth their best efforts.

But, statistics reveal that employee satisfaction is below expectations. Less than 50% of working people are satisfied at work. 

It is a well-known fact that employee satisfaction is hugely correlated with their performance and productivity. 

It is, therefore, important to constantly measure the level of satisfaction among your employees.

Employee satisfaction surveys can help you find out the lesser-known facts that are leading to dissatisfaction among your workforce.

Choosing the right set of questions to get the most out of your employee satisfaction surveys.

Below are some of the questions or topical areas that you may want to consider asking in your next employee satisfaction or employee opinion survey:

1. Would you recommend the organization for your friends and family?

This is a common Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey question and a really important one. An employee’s probability to recommend the organization is a direct indicator of her/his satisfaction level.

2. How happy and satisfied are you with your organization?

When you ask your employees to answer this question, you get a very clear idea about where you actually stand. As many are not be willing to give a definite Yes or No answer, answering on a scale becomes preferable.

3. Do you like to come to work each morning?

Your employees spend a substantial amount of their waking hours in the workplace. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a place that they fear going. The answer to this question will give evidence of how a day in the workplace is perceived by them.

4. Do you feel recognized for your hard work at your workplace?

Being recognized for consistent hard work or any special quality is a definite morale booster for your employees. This particular survey question is important to measure their satisfaction at work.

7. Do you get sufficient opportunities for personal as well as professional growth?

Your employees have an inherent desire to grow. They should be made aware of their promotion and careers. If they feel stagnant in a particular responsibility, it can be one of the main reasons for lack of job satisfaction.

8. Do you feel proud to be associated with the organization?

The other very straight forward question to understand employee satisfaction is by asking them if they feel proud of being associated with the organization. Moreover, when employees are proud of their organization they often become advocates for the company and its services and products.

These are just a few examples of satisfaction survey questions, you must have questions specific to your organization. If you have any suggestions and inputs, do let us know in the comment section below. We will be glad to hear from you.

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