Pulse Surveys | 10 Questions to Ask Your Team


Knowing employee satisfaction is always valuable feedback, manager effectiveness relies on knowing what's going on in your workplace and making a positive change so that employees are engaged and happy with their work. Without data this can be hard, so implementing internal surveys that can gauge employee engagement can be incredible ways to develop action plans to create a better workplace and company culture.

What is a Pulse Survey?

An employee Pulse Survey or Pulse Check is a set of questions you ask your employees and gather feedback, they are short and frequent (Usually monthly or quarterly). As the name implies they are meant to "check the pulse" of your workplace, analyze threats and asses them.

Implement Pulse Surveys in your team

In order to implement an employee Pulse Survey program, follow these quick best practices:

  • Choose a time to conduct your employee pulse surveys
  • Most pulse surveys are conducted weekly, or every few weeks, but you may want to conduct a monthly pulse check or a quarterly one.
  • Decide how you will distribute the pulse check
  • In our case, we find the easiest way to do this is taking the survey to people. As employees already spend a lot using chat tools, we believe sending an in-chat form might do the trick.
  • Decide how you will record answers to your employees pulse check
  • Many pulse surveys are done in person, but you can also use email, or an app. DailyBot comes with a built-in report specifically designed for this.
  • Format your pulse check
  • Most pulse check questions consist of 15-20+ questions or statements. We suggest the 10 questions below if you'll run this regularly in chat to keep things simple, yet meaningful.
  • Conduct your pulse surveys.
  • Analyze your pulse check data.
  • Make suggestions based on the employee pulse check data and implement them.

Get started with this Pulse Survey template

Here's some Pulse Survey questions you can use:

  1. How happy are you at work?
  2. I know what constitutes good performance in my role.
  3. I have access to everything I need to perform to the best of my ability.
  4. I receive meaningful recognition for doing good work.
  5. I feel comfortable giving opinions and feedback to managers.
  6. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your work-life balance?
  7. My personal values align with the company’s vision and mission.
  8. How likely are you to recommend your organization’s products or services to a friend?
  9. I am given opportunities to learn and develop my skills.
  10. I can see clear career progression in my role.

Follow this best practice

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