The Employee Engagement Survey Needs a Rewrite

How to Get Feedback That Moves the Business Forward

Is the Employee Engagement Survey Dead? 

As of 2020, only 31% of US employees are engaged at work, the remaining are either not engaged or actively disengaged.* That’s why it’s no surprise that many organizations are questioning their go-to method for measuring and improving engagement: the employee survey.

Employee engagement surveys have been criticized for being too slow and ineffective at driving actual change. But the problem isn’t the decision to use a survey as a way to collect feedback, it’s the design and execution of the survey that falls short.

Employers have been using surveys for about a century, but the survey process hasn’t changed much—despite the fact that the workplace has.

In this whitepaper, The Employee Engagement Survey Needs a Rewrite: How to Get Feedback That Moves the Business Forward, engagement consultant Jason Lauritsen explores: 

  • Where the survey process went wrong
  • The three biggest issues with traditional engagement surveys
  • The steps to take to transform your approach to employee engagement surveys, making them more meaningful and effective

The employee survey isn’t dead, but in many cases, it is broken.

Understand how to fix it and make a clear impact on engagement. Complete the form to instantly access the whitepaper.

About the Author

Jason_LauritsenJason Lauritsen is a keynote speaker, author, and leadership trainer. As both a former corporate executive and entrepreneur, he has always been dedicated to creating organizations that are good for both people and profits. He also led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program for three years. There, he studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest to engage their employees. Jason is the author of the books Unlocking High Performance: How to Use Performance Management to Engage and Empower Employees to Reach Their Full Potential and Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships


*Gallup, July 2020, Historic Drop in Employee Engagement Follows Record Rise


Download the whitepaper

Share this

About PeopleDoc

PeopleDoc by Ultimate Software is committed to putting people first. The PeopleDoc HR Service Delivery platform helps HR teams upgrade the employee experience, improve HR agility, and ease compliance management. PeopleDoc’s cloud solutions provide employee case management, knowledge portal, process automation, employee file management, and eVault capabilities. PeopleDoc is part of Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions serving thousands of customers worldwide.

Our Customers