I have been asked to fill out a Workplace survey which is being handled through www.workplacedynamics.com.
This is the first time we have been asked to fill out such a survey. It says that my answers to the questions will remain completely confidential but then it has a unique ID that I am suppose to use that links me to my answers.
How confidential are these types of surveys?
Is this standard to have these type of surveys done?
This reminded me of the Manager Tools Exit Interview podcast, where it was recommended that you try to avoid it if possible and, if you cannot, then you answer everything positive. This was recommended because the Exit Interview can only hurt you and never leads to any changes at the company you are leaving.
Because this survey is suppose to be confidential would the recommendation be different and to participate in the survey?
If the answer is yes, I could see other people might be interested in giving these type of survey's.
What are the different objectives of these types of surveys?
I could see they could be a good way to focus efforts on areas that need to be changed?
I could also see it being used as an illusion that change is going to be happening.
If your company did do such a survey did they find it helpful?
Did it actually lead to any useful change?
Thank you very much,
If you are curious, or have never seen this type of survey before, here are the questions asked along with the answers to pick (The company name was replaced with MyCompany,Inc):
Do you work full-time or part-time?
How long have you worked at MyCompany,Inc.?
Less than 6 months
6 to 12 months
1 to 3 years
3 to 5 years
5 to 10 years
10 to 15 years
More than 15 years
Which of the following best describes your position?
What is your annual income from MyCompany,Inc.?
Less than $30,000
$30,000 - $50,000
$50,000 - $100,000
More than $100,000
What is the 3-digit area code for the local phone number at your primary work location?
Do you work in Programming?
Please do not use my responses to help improve my department
** All off the following questions have the option of six answers **
I feel genuinely appreciated at MyCompany,Inc.
There is a lot of frustration at my workplace
MyCompany,Inc. operates by strong values and ethics
My manager makes it easier to do my job well
My pay is fair for the work I do
I feel well-informed about important decisions at MyCompany,Inc.
My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful
My benefits package is poor compared to others in this industry
I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life
I get the formal training I want for my career
My manager helps me learn and grow
At MyCompany,Inc., we do things efficiently and well
I have confidence in the leader of MyCompany,Inc.
Senior managers understand what is really happening at MyCompany,Inc.
I am happy with my career opportunities at MyCompany,Inc.
I have confidence in my manager
New ideas are encouraged at MyCompany,Inc.
I want to leave MyCompany,Inc. within the next year
I am confident about my future at MyCompany,Inc.
MyCompany,Inc. motivates me to give my very best at work
My manager listens to me
I believe MyCompany,Inc. is going in the right direction
I would highly recommend working at MyCompany,Inc. to others
I felt pressured to respond positively to this survey
Out of 99 (where 99 is best and 0 is worst), I would rate working at MyCompany,Inc. as:
Your employer may see these comments.
Please do not write anything that could be used to personally identify you.
The things I like most about my job are:
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MyCompany,Inc. could better help me do my job by:
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