While you should always aim for open communication with your employees, sometimes it’s easier to share opinions anonymously. That’s where surveys come in. A healthcare employee survey is a great way to collect honest feedback from your staff. By asking a series of targeted questions, you give folks a simple, stress-free way to share their thoughts – so you can figure out what is and isn’t working.
Surveys also boost employee engagement – defined as how involved and enthusiastic your staff feels about their work – which is essential for creating a healthy, collaborative workplace. It’s also important for your company’s bottom line. Engaged employees are more satisfied, less likely to quit, and produce better business outcomes than unengaged employees.
Here are 5 questions to include on your next healthcare employee survey:
1. Do you feel like your work is appreciated?
Everyone wants assurance that they’re doing well at work. If your employees don’t feel appreciated, their work ethic and company loyalty may take a nosedive. Positive feedback keeps staff motivated and helps them feel like their work matters.
2. Do you have a positive relationship with your manager?
Managers can make or break employee satisfaction. According to Gallup, the manager-employee relationship accounts for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Based on your staff’s answers to this question, it could be time to reconsider your management.
3. Do you feel connected to your team?
The social aspect of the workplace has a major impact on employee well-being. For staff to perform well and show up authentically, they need to feel comfortable and supported by their team. If you find that your staff’s dynamic could use a little boost, consider scheduling some team bonding activities.
4. Would you leave your job for a 10% raise?
If your employees are loyal enough to stick around even if a better-paying job pops up, that’s a good sign you’re on the right track. This means they feel fulfilled by more than just a paycheck and there are other positive elements of the job that matter to them.
5. Do you recommend this company to your friends?
Consistent employee referrals are a strong indicator that your staff is happy with the company. If your employees answer this question positively, keep doing what you’re doing. Happy workers are arguably the most effective recruitment strategy.
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