An example survey

Below is an example of a survey used in the research and evaluation process: 

 

We are surveying how the organisation can improve the way we recruit & retain employees. Please add your number score alongside each of the 5 lines in the areas below to show your opinion on how effective you believe we are:

0  = no evidence/ not effective       1 = some evidence / partially effective      2 = detailed evidence / fully effective

 

RECRUITING 

 
  1. ATTRACTING VIA THE WEB 2. ASSESSING SUCCESS CRITERIA
 

We have clear paths on the web for applicants                                      Our job specs have clear success measures

We state our core values which make us unique                                    Our training needs are regularly reviewed

We advertise our plans for developing people                                       We use a competency rating system in appraisal

We describe case studies of successful people                                       We use tests & simulations to check ability

We show examples of happy customers                                                 We telephone applicants referees in past jobs

TOTAL                                                                                                   TOTAL
  1. TESTING CANDIDATES 4. INDUCTING NEW STARTERS
 

We use a variety of tools for testing                                                       We supply pre-joining packs for new starters

We have tests for attitude, skills & knowledge                                      We give details of starters to the right people

We check their previous experience of tests                                          We give clear maps of internal people to contact

We share the test outcomes with interviewees                                       We give people early introductions to customers

We use outcomes of tests to plan training                                              We appoint people to coach staff & managers

TOTAL                                                                                                   TOTAL

 
  1. PROBATION HONEYMOONS
 

We clarify their team and company goals

We help them network across the organisation

Management support is timely and accessible

We regularly check starters expectations are met

We ask new recruits to refer new people to us

TOTAL

 

RETAINING

 
  1. MOTIVATING 7. APPRAISING
 

Managers adapt styles for diverse people                                               We review changes in jobs before appraisals

We supply the right tools for the job                                                      We perform 360 degree reviews with people

We encourage people with personal incentives                                     We apply competency based assessments

We treat all people with fairness & openness                                        We have quarterly one to ones for new staff

We give recognition for jobs well done                                                 Our appraisals are checked by senior managers

TOTAL                                                                                                   TOTAL

 
  1. DEVELOPING 9. REWARDING
 

We have manpower and succession plans                                              We highlight individual & team achievements

We use formal project reviews for learning                                           We review individual targets regularly

We undertake reviews before & after training                                       We have a motivating team reward system

We have written personal development plans                                        We encourage role expansion with job rotation

We give easy access to open learning materials                                     We give incentives for staff & managers to learn

TOTAL                                                                                                  TOTAL

 
  1. COMMUNICATING
 

We audit communication channel effectiveness

We survey employee attitudes & act on results

We share knowledge across departments

We regularly survey our external reputation

We check our principles & values are enacted

TOTAL                                   Survey designed by Clive Bonny Clive@consult-smp.com 01273 308865

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