Employee Opinion Survey Guidelines
The following guidelines are designed to avoid some of the common pit-falls of employee opinion surveys. Those pitfalls can negatively impact a survey, its results, and the use of those results. The guidelines are:
Do not conduct an employee opinion survey without a clear and specific objective.
Obtain management support for a complete survey plan before beginning development.
Be sure you have fully and timely communicated the objective of the survey and use of its results to all employees.
Make provisions to protect employee confidentiality.
Administer the survey objectively.
Deliver survey results as promised.
Do not attempt to affect survey results.
Do not use an employee opinion survey for voting.