Many companies survey their customers, and some of the best companies also survey their employees, typically once a year. These companies want to make sure that employee sentiment is in line with the culture, vision, mission and philosophy of the company as a whole.
I recently had a chance to chat with David Niu, the founder of TINYpulse. His company created a simple software program that helps companies check the ongoing “pulse,” as David calls it, of how happy, frustrated or burnt out their employees have become. This tool measures employee engagement by asking one question a week.
By getting the pulse of its employees, the leadership of the company can determine if they have any issues they need to work on, such as morale and communication. And in the process of getting this information, they can arrive at a very important by-product: employees who feel more fulfilled, appreciated and understood.
Here are some simple yet powerful questions to as your employees:
1. On a scale of 1-10, with ten being great, how happy are you at work?
2. Do you have all the tools you need to be successful in your job?