Do’s & don’ts of encouraging engagement survey participation

Here are some do’s and don’ts of encouraging employee engagement survey participation:


  1. Clearly communicate the purpose and value of the survey: Explain why the survey is being conducted and how the results will be used to improve the work experience for employees.
  2. Make it easy to participate: Offer multiple ways for employees to take the survey, such as online or via a paper questionnaire, and make the survey as convenient as possible for employees.
  3. Keep it confidential: Assure employees that their responses will be kept confidential and that their individual responses will not be shared with their managers or anyone else.
  4. Offer incentives: Consider offering incentives to encourage participation, such as raffles or prizes for completing the survey.
  5. Follow up: After the survey has been completed, be sure to follow up with employees to let them know the results and what actions will be taken based on the feedback. This will show that you value their input and are committed to making improvements based on their feedback.


  1. Don’t make the survey too long: Avoid asking too many questions, as this can lead to survey fatigue and lower response rates.
  2. Don’t use jargon or technical terms: Use straightforward language that is easy for employees to understand.
  3. Don’t ask sensitive or personal questions: Avoid asking sensitive or personal questions that may make employees uncomfortable.
  4. Don’t ignore the results: Don’t ignore the results of the survey or fail to follow up with employees to let them know the results and what actions will be taken based on their feedback. This will undermine the credibility of the survey and make employees less likely to participate in future surveys.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you can encourage employee engagement survey participation and gather valuable insights about the engagement and satisfaction of your employees.