Should I Run Engagement Surveys?

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Yes, run engagement surveys.


It is the best way to effectively and efficiently collect systematic feedback from your employees.

The need to understand what’s happening within your workforce is more important today than ever before. Employers who identify and address critical concerns will be rewarded with a healthy bottom line and a loyal workforce.


One way to gauge if you should run a survey is whether you can honestly answer these questions without more information:

  1. Are your managers effective?
  2. Is your senior leadership team trusted?
  3. Are you providing sufficient opportunities for growth?
  4. Is morale low following downsizing?
  5. Are you at risk of losing your best people?

Over the past several years, massive restructuring and layoffs have been the mantra of management teams globally. In this economic climate, many employers make the mistake of assuming that workers will be happy just to have a job. The tough management decisions in recent years have often left workers feeling deflated, overworked and lacking motivation. As the market bounces back, the employers who will thrive will retain top talent and re-engage their employees, and keep them engaged.

Webinar Library

Employee Recognition: How to Promote Praise and Influence Engagement in the Workplace

By Norm Baillie-David | May 11, 2018

Webinar | A well-executed employee recognition program is one piece of the foundation that creates long-lasting, sustainable engagement within organizations. TalentMap joins forces with Kudos to discuss recognition strategies and tools to boost engagement.

Handling Verbatim Comments in Your Engagement Survey: How to Walk the Tightrope Between Insight and Confidentiality

By Norm Baillie-David | May 4, 2018

Webinar | Open-ended survey questions give organizations a deeper glimpse at how employees think. These verbatim comments are a goldmine of information. But how can confidentiality be assured?

Redefining Professional Growth in a Re-Imagined Work World

By Norm Baillie-David | March 27, 2018

Webinar | TalentMap’s Senior Consultant, David Ang, discusses what professional growth means to today’s employees who have vastly different work expectations due to technology advances and market demands.

Employee Engagement in Higher Education: A Tough Lesson to Learn

By Norm Baillie-David | March 22, 2018

Webinar | Higher education institutions have above average employee engagement challenges — even more so with safety considerations around gun violence and the #MeToo campaign. Watch the webinar recording to learn more about the state of employee engagement in higher education.

Job Purposing and Employee Engagement: Crafting Meaningful Work for Employees

By Norm Baillie-David | February 12, 2018

Webinar | Norm Baillie-David, SVP at TalentMap and Bea Boccalandro, President at VeraWorks, discuss how job purposing can heighten employee engagement, performance, and wellbeing.

Expert Panel: The Weighty Matter of Health, Well-being, and Employee Engagement

By Norm Baillie-David | January 19, 2018

Webinar | Watch the webinar recording of TalentMap’s expert panel discussion on employee engagement health and wellness initiatives, where they’re headed, and their impact on the workplace.

How to Navigate Employee Engagement Roadblocks: 5 Barriers to Overcome

By Sean Fitzpatrick | December 20, 2017

Webinar | Watch the webinar recording to learn how to overcome five major employee engagement roadblocks that impede workplace improvements.

Brace for Changing Times: Digital Transformation Opens a Window for the Future of Employee Engagement

By Natalie Verania | October 24, 2017

Webinar | In this webinar, thought leaders from TalentMap & HR Bartender explore how digitization has changed employee engagement and where it’s headed.

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters: Lessons from the Field

By Norm Baillie-David | September 7, 2017

Business pundits and scholars have debated whether Corporate Social Responsibility influences employees. The consensus is clear: it does. Learn why.

Managing Your Own Employee Engagement Survey

By Norm Baillie-David | June 22, 2017

Managing Your Own Employee Engagement Surveys While TalentMap is very pleased to conduct, interpret, and follow-up on employee engagement surveys on behalf of our clients, we also know that there are many organizations that, for whatever reason, prefer to conduct their survey in-house.  Wait what?  An employee engagement survey provider is going to help me Read More …

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