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Employee Pulse Survey Questions for Small Teams [Free Guide]

Here’s a list of questions that you can include in an employee pulse survey. They touch on all sorts of stuff like how happy and engaged folks are at work, how communication's going, their overall well-being, and more. Feel free to tweak them to make them a perfect fit for what your company needs! πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

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Job Satisfaction & Engagement

  • How satisfied are you with your overall job at [Company Name]?
  • How well do you feel your skills and talents are utilised in your current role?
  • Do you feel recognised and appreciated for your contributions at work?
  • How satisfied are you with the opportunities for career growth and development within [Company Name]?
  • How connected do you feel to the mission and values of [Company Name]?
  • How motivated are you to go above and beyond in your current role?
  • Do you feel a sense of pride in working for [Company Name]?
  • How satisfied are you with the level of autonomy you have in your job?
  • How well does your work align with your long-term career goals?
  • How likely are you to recommend [Company Name] as a great place to work?

Communication & Feedback

  • How satisfied are you with the clarity and consistency of communication from senior leadership?
  • Do you feel that your opinions and ideas are valued and taken into account?
  • How well does [Company Name] provide regular updates and communication about changes or decisions?
  • How effectively does your immediate supervisor communicate expectations and provide feedback?
  • Do you feel comfortable expressing your concerns or raising issues to your supervisor?
  • How well does [Company Name] facilitate communication and collaboration between teams and departments?
  • How well does [Company Name] listen and respond to employee feedback and suggestions?
  • Are you satisfied with the frequency and quality of team meetings and updates?
  • How supported do you feel in sharing your innovative ideas and suggestions?
  • How well does [Company Name] encourage and support open and honest communication?

Leadership & Management

  • How well does your immediate supervisor provide guidance, support, and feedback?
  • How well does your supervisor recognise and appreciate your efforts and achievements?
  • Do you feel that your supervisor effectively advocates for your professional growth and development?
  • How well does your supervisor manage and resolve conflicts within the team?
  • How satisfied are you with the level of trust between employees and management?
  • How well does senior leadership demonstrate and communicate [Company Name]’s values and vision?
  • Are you satisfied with the level of transparency and openness in decision-making processes?
  • How well does senior leadership inspire and motivate you to do your best work?
  • Do you feel that senior leadership genuinely cares about employee well-being and success?
  • How satisfied are you with the overall effectiveness of the leadership within [Company Name]?

Work-Life Balance & Well-being

  • How well does [Company Name] support your work-life balance?
  • How supported do you feel in maintaining your physical and mental well-being at work?
  • Are you satisfied with [Company Name]’s efforts to promote a healthy and stress-free work environment?
  • Do you feel encouraged to take breaks and recharge during the workday?
  • How satisfied are you with the flexibility in your work schedule?
  • Are you provided with sufficient resources and support to manage your workload effectively?
  • Do you feel that [Company Name] values and supports your personal well-being outside of work?
  • How well does [Company Name] address and support mental health in the workplace?
  • Are you satisfied with the wellness programmes and initiatives offered by [Company Name]?
  • How well does [Company Name] promote a culture of work-life balance and employee well-being?

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Do you feel that [Company Name] promotes and values diversity and inclusion?
  • How well does [Company Name] foster a culture of respect and inclusivity?
  • Do you feel comfortable being yourself and expressing your unique perspectives at work?
  • How satisfied are you with [Company Name]’s efforts to ensure equal opportunities for all employees?
  • Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are integrated into [Company Name]’s policies and practices?
  • How well does [Company Name] celebrate and embrace different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences?
  • Do you feel that your opinions are respected regardless of your demographic background?
  • How well does [Company Name] address and prevent any form of discrimination or bias in the workplace?
  • Are you satisfied with the diversity and inclusiveness of the teams you work with?
  • How well does [Company Name] provide resources and support for diverse employee groups?

Learning & Professional Development

  • How satisfied are you with the level of training and professional development opportunities provided by [Company Name]?
  • Do you feel that [Company Name] supports your ongoing learning and professional growth?
  • Are you provided with clear career development paths and opportunities?
  • How well does [Company Name] encourage and facilitate cross-training and skill development?
  • How satisfied are you with the performance feedback and review process?
  • Do you feel that your performance goals are aligned with [Company Name]’s objectives?
  • Are you satisfied with the level of coaching and mentoring available to you?
  • How well does [Company Name] support your ongoing education and skills enhancement?
  • Are you given opportunities to attend conferences or industry events for professional growth?
  • How well does [Company Name] recognise and reward exceptional performance?

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • How well does your team foster a sense of camaraderie and mutual support?
  • Do you feel that your team members respect and value each other’s contributions?
  • How well does your team collaborate and communicate to achieve common goals?
  • Are you satisfied with the level of trust and respect within your team?
  • How well does your team effectively manage conflicts or differences of opinion?
  • Do you feel comfortable asking for help or seeking advice from your colleagues?
  • How well does your team celebrate successes and recognise individual and team achievements?
  • Do you believe that your team has a shared understanding of its purpose and objectives?
  • How satisfied are you with the level of collaboration between different teams and departments?
  • Are you provided with opportunities to participate in cross-functional projects or initiatives?

Organisational Culture and values

  • How well do [Company Name]’s values align with your personal values?
  • How well does [Company Name] promote a positive and inclusive work culture?
  • Are you satisfied with the level of work-life integration supported by the company?
  • How well does [Company Name] recognise and celebrate individual and team achievements?
  • Do you feel that [Company Name] encourages and supports innovation and creative thinking?

Wrap Up

Regular employee pulse surveys are vital to growing businesses – regular feedback from employees provides valuable insights into their experiences, challenges, and suggestions for improvement. This feedback acts as a catalyst for positive change, allowing employers to address concerns, identify opportunities, and make informed decisions to enhance the overall employee experience – and it drives company culture too!

For small businesses in particular, managing communication, feedback, and company culture can be challenging without the right tools and resources. This is where UnwindHR comes in. UnwindHR offers a platform designed to simplify HR and people management processes, enabling small businesses to thrive.

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