Engagement survey options

In this article, we'll deep-dive into the survey options available for engagement campaigns. During the process of creating an engagement campaign, you will be asked to select which surveys you want to include in your campaign. As a refresher, a campaign is a collection of one or more surveys that are sent out to employees. The surveys you add to a campaign appear altogether as one set of statements that employees respond to. A survey is a series of statements.

In this article, you will learn about the following surveys:

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EngageSurvey

Our core EngageSurvey contains 58 statements, each of which participants answer on a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, strongly agree). For each of these statements, participants also have the option to provide an open-response question. View the core engagement survey in-app here.

Statements included in the core engagement survey are broken down into four sections:

  1. Your Work Experience: Asks respondents to reflect on their work experience.
  2. Organization Leadership: Asks respondents to reflect on the culture of leaders within the organization.
  3. Your Manager: Asks respondents to reflect on the working relationship they have with their manager.
  4. Your Coworkers: Asks respondents to reflect on the working relationship they have with their immediate coworkers.

On average, this survey takes 6 minutes to complete. This number of statements, and the "I feel" wording we use, are necessary to statistically cast a net wide enough to highlight high and low engagement within a team.

Within the core engagement survey, there are 7 questions that we use to calculate your organization's Engagement Score. Those questions are:

  1. The work that I do gives me a sense of pride.
  2. I feel a sense of happiness when I am working very hard.
  3. I find it very easy to stay focused on what is most important for me to accomplish at work.
  4. I find my work to be full of meaning and purpose.
  5. When I wake up, I feel like going to work.
  6. I am able to get into a state of complete focus while working.
  7. I love the feeling of working.

Drivers

There are 17 drivers that employee engagement research identifies as influencers or "levers" of engagement. These engagement drivers collectively contribute to creating a positive and engaging work environment that promotes employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall organizational success.

If you choose to include drivers in your engagement campaign, you will have access to driver reporting once the campaign is complete. Driver reporting helps organizations determine what is contributing to engagement and what can be acted on to improve engagement. Including drivers does not add any additional survey questions to the EngageSurvey— it only allows you to access additional reporting options following the campaign.

Engagement-only Survey

The Engagement-only Survey only includes the 7 questions that we use to calculate your organization's Engagement Score. Those questions are:

  1. The work that I do gives me a sense of pride.
  2. I feel a sense of happiness when I am working very hard.
  3. I find it very easy to stay focused on what is most important for me to accomplish at work.
  4. I find my work to be full of meaning and purpose.
  5. When I wake up, I feel like going to work.
  6. I am able to get into a state of complete focus while working.
  7. I love the feeling of working.
Manager Effectiveness Survey

The Manager Effectiveness engagement survey allows you to formally evaluate manager effectiveness within your organization based on 15Five's manager competencies. This survey gathers anonymous perspectives from employees about their direct manager. This assessment can be pulled into the Manager Effectiveness Indicator configuration.

The Manager Effectiveness survey is one of our "Express survey" options, meaning you can quickly launch a stand-alone Manager Effectiveness survey in four clicks. Learn more about running a Manager Effectiveness engagement survey.

When the Manager Effectiveness survey is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked a series of 8 questions related to manager effectiveness.

Survey statements

Employees are asked to respond to the following statement using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, and strongly agree).

  1. I understand what is expected of me at work.
  2. My immediate manager contributes to my productivity.
  3. My immediate manager frequently provides feedback that helps me improve my performance.
  4. My immediate manager effectively directs our people and resources toward our most important priorities.
  5. My immediate manager positively influences others and our culture.
  6. My immediate manager effectively balances doing work, delegating work, coaching, and influencing others.
  7. My immediate manager actively supports my career growth and development.
  8. My immediate manager values my opinions.
eNPS

When eNPS (employee Net Promoter Score) is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend {Organization Display Name} as a great place to work?". Respondents also have the option to provide an open response to the prompt, "What was the primary reason for your answer?".


Driver surveys

15Five offers 17 surveys that are specific to each engagement driver. These surveys ask the same Likert-scale statements as the full EngageSurvey and allow organizations to really hone in on the specific drivers that are important to them at any given time.

Autonomy

When employees have autonomy in their work, they are trusted to use their expertise to make decisions about how to do their jobs. Autonomy helps us understand where employees may feel micro-managed or empowered in their roles.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I can make meaningful decisions about how I do my job.
  • I have the freedom to do my job in the best way I see fit.
  • I am not micro-managed at my job.
Capacity

Capacity reflects how employees feel about the emotional and psychological resources that are needed to invest themselves in their roles. Think of capacity as a gas tank that employees rely on to determine what they can bring to their daily work.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I am confident in my ability to handle competing demands at work.
  • I am confident in my ability to deal with problems that come up at work.
  • I am confident in my ability to think clearly at work.
Coworker Relationships

The coworker relationships driver points to positive relationships among employees that work closely together. When there are rewarding interactions and healthy communication between coworkers, this can lead to a higher level of engagement.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • My coworkers value my input.
  • I trust my coworkers.
  • My coworkers and I have mutual respect for one another.
Fairness

The Fairness driver reflects how employees feel about the rewards and treatment of individuals within the organization. It helps us to understand if their perception is that employees are treated fairly on unfairly.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • Decisions here about people are made using a fair process.
  • I feel the rewards I get are equitable given the work I do.
  • Overall I feel this organization is just and fair in the way it treats and rewards employees.
Feedback

The feedback driver measures how employees feel about the feedback they receive at work. This driver helps leaders understand the effectiveness of their communication with employees.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I get sufficient feedback about how well I am doing.
  • I get feedback that is constructive.
  • I receive feedback on a regular basis.
Goal Support

Goal Support measures how organizations help to remove barriers and enable employees to achieve their work goals. It helps us understand if employees feel blocked from achieving outcomes due to circumstances in their work environment or related to organizational processes.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • There is a great support system at this organization that helps me achieve my work goals.
  • My organization helps to limit the number of distractions that keep me from achieving my goals.
  • My organization provides me with what I need to help achieve my goals.
Leader Availability

This driver allows you to see if your leaders are available: that is, approachable, visible, accessible, and readily available to all employees in the organization.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • The leaders of this organization are often connecting with people at work.
  • The leaders of this organization make themselves available to the employees.
  • The leaders of this organization can be easily reached by the employees.
Leader Integrity

Leader Integrity is the perception of leaders, based on their commitment to do what is best for employees and the company and their ability to follow through on that commitment.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • The leaders in this organization follow through with what they say they are going to do.
  • The leaders in this organization are reliable.
  • I can depend on the leaders of this organization.
Manager

This driver measures the relationships between employees and their managers. It looks at how the employee feels about being respected, treated fairly, and developed.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • My manager treats me fairly in the way they interact with me.
  • My manager helps me develop confidence in my own ability to do my job well.
Professional Development

The Professional Development driver measures whether or not the organization promotes and encourages employees' professional development.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I am encouraged to expand my skills and abilities.
  • There is someone at work who encourages my professional development.
  • I have opportunities to increase my influence in the organization.
Psychological safety

The Psychological Safety driver measures an individual's sense that they can show and employ their true selves at work without fear of negative consequences to self-image, status, or career.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I am not afraid to be myself at work.

  • I do not sense any kind of threatening environment at work.

  • I am free to express my opinions at work.

Purpose

The Purpose driver is intended to assess the employee's understanding, belief, and alignment with your organization's purpose. Organizations express this in different ways so our survey items are general expressions of understanding and alignment.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I know why this organization exists.
  • I feel a shared sense of purpose with my work group.
  • I have a good idea of what this organization is trying to accomplish.
Rest

Taking time to rest is an integral part of the work experience. This driver measures whether the organization gives employees a sense that they can take time off when needed.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I feel like I can take a vacation when I need it.
  • I feel like I can take personal time off when I need it.
Role Clarity

The Role Clarity driver measures whether the organization connects an employee's daily work tasks to the purpose of the business and provides clarity about what that work is.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • Overall, I have a good understanding of what I am supposed to be doing in my job.
  • There is a clear link between what I do and organizational objectives.
  • I understand how my role fits into the purpose of the organization.
Safety

Safety is the sense within an individual that they can show and employ their true selves at work without fear of negative consequences to self-image, status, or career.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • I am free to express my opinions at work.
  • I do not sense any kind of threatening environment at work.
  • I am not afraid to be myself at work.
Shared Values

Shared Values are a measure of an employee's relationship with their coworkers. In this driver, employees reflect on whether or not their coworkers share common work attitudes.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • The people who work here share common work values.
  • I have shared work values with my coworkers.
Utilization

The Utilization driver measures whether or not the organization effectively uses employees' abilities and skills in their roles.

The statements included in this driver survey are:

  • My job challenges me in a positive way.
  • My skills are being utilized to their fullest potential.
  • My job makes good use of my skills and abilities.

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Burnout Assessment

When the Burnout Assessment survey is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked a series of 21 questions related to burnout. Burnout refers to a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that is often caused by prolonged periods of work-related stress and overwhelming job demands. It occurs when employees experience chronic levels of stress without sufficient opportunities for recovery and support. Burnout can manifest as a gradual process, characterized by feelings of cynicism, detachment, and a reduced sense of accomplishment. It can negatively impact an employee's overall well-being, job performance, and engagement with their work.

Survey statements

Employees are asked to respond to the following statement using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, and strongly agree).

  1. My work hours rarely interfere with my personal life.
  2. I receive feedback from my manager on a regular basis.
  3. There are career growth opportunities for me at this organization.
  4. I feel that I am able to meet the deadlines set for me at work.
  5. The number of hours I work each week is reasonable.
  6. I get sufficient feedback from my manager about how well I am doing.
  7. I have a promising future with this organization.
  8. I am confident in my ability to handle competing demands at work.
  9. I have adequate time to recover after periods of heavy work.
  10. I am satisfied with how often my manager communicates with me.
  11. Overall I feel this organization is just and fair in the way it treats and rewards employees.
  12. The responsibilities of my job are clear.
  13. I feel like I can take a vacation when I need it.
  14. My manager cares about me as a person.
  15. I am proud of how this organization treats its employees.
  16. Overall, I have a good understanding of what I am supposed to be doing in my job.
  17. I am rarely overwhelmed by pressure at work.
  18. My manager understands what situations create stress for me.
  19. This organization values the work that I do.
  20. It is clear which work responsibilities belong to me versus my colleagues.

In addition to these questions, employees are asked to provide an open-ended response to the question, "What suggestions do you have for this organization to help prevent or better manage issues related to employee burnout?"

Diversity & Inclusion Progress

When the Diversity & Inclusion Progress survey is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked a series of 16 questions related to diversity and inclusion.

Survey statements

Employees are asked to respond to the following statement using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, and strongly agree).

  1. Employees at my organization are treated fairly on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and age.
  2. Leaders at my organization have made me feel I can approach them regarding issues of fairness, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  3. My organization is taking action to address issues of fairness, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Diversity and inclusion should be a top priority at my organization.
  5. I would feel comfortable speaking up if I saw unfairness, discrimination, or injustice.
  6. I am comfortable discussing matters of diversity and inclusion with my manager.
  7. My manager has shown a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  8. My organization would take strict action against discrimination or prejudice.
  9. The people I work with every day respect employees of different races, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and ages.
  10. My organization communicates frequently about its diversity policies and practices.
  11. I'm proud of the progress my organization is making on issues related to fairness, diversity, and inclusion.
  12. People of all backgrounds have a fair chance to be hired and promoted at my company.
  13. On the whole, I feel I am treated fairly and with respect by the people I work with.
  14. I have never witnessed or experienced any form of discrimination or prejudice at my organization.
  15. I consider myself a part of a member of a minority or marginalized group.

In addition to these questions, employees are asked to provide an open-ended response to the question, "What suggestions do you have to help the organization to improve in areas of diversity, inclusion, and fairness?"

Employee Retention

When the Employee Retention survey is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked a series of 4 questions related to employee retention.

Survey statements

Employees are asked to respond to the following statement using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, and strongly agree).

  1. I rarely think about looking for a job somewhere else.
  2. I see myself working here for at least the next year.
  3. I believe we are going to be successful over the next three years.

In addition to these questions, employees are asked to provide an open-ended response to the question, "What could the organization do to retain you as an employee?"

Working from Home

When the Working from Home survey is added to an engagement campaign, respondents will be asked a series of 11 questions related to their experience of working from home.

Survey statements

Employees are asked to respond to the following statement using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, and strongly agree).

  1. I feel like I need a day off.
  2. I often feel tired before I start work for the day.
  3. I feel emotionally drained while working.
  4. After work I have enough energy for my personal life.
  5. I feel like I can take personal time off when I need it.
  6. At home, I have a dedicated workspace that I am using.
  7. I am regularly distracted while working from home.
  8. Working from home is causing work and home life to combine in unhealthy ways.
  9. I have sufficient direction for my work each day.
  10. I have freedom to do my job in the best way I see fit.

In addition to these questions, employees are asked to provide an open-ended response to the question, "What could your manager and/or organization change to help you be healthy and effective while working from home?"


Organization custom surveys

Custom engagement surveys are surveys that Engagement admins within your organization create from scratch. These surveys can be helpful when you want to gather feedback on topics that aren't covered in any other available surveys. Learn how to create a custom survey.


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