Employee Engagement Surveys are the go-to tools for HR Managers and Business leaders to get a pulse of their workforce. They are important because:

  • Employee Engagement Surveys help to determine the level of engagement of an employee at the organisation.
  • Engaged employees are proven to be significantly more productive and churn out higher performance for the company
  • These surveys help in identifying the issues faced by employees and capture the level of different engagement metrics such as Job Satisfaction, Culture, etc.

Get Best Price for Employee Engagement Survey Tool

Many companies have come forward and multiple options are available in the market for Employee Engagement Survey Solutions. Every solution has its own features and options. Even the pricing structure can be different – per team/per employee.

Sometimes, too many choices can be mind boggling and it can overwhelm a decision maker on which solution is the best for their company.

Fret not, here’s a buyer’s guide to get you started!

Employee Engagement Survey Tool Features

Here is a list of must have features that every employee engagement survey tool should provide. You can cross check these features for the tool you’re considering to purchase and see how many are available.

Survey | Right Questions

Asking the right questions is the most important aspect of a survey. The pool of questions in a tool you use should be exhaustive and vetted by experts. Better yet, there should be an option to customize questions. Ideally, you would want your own HR manager to go and speak to the employees of their problems. Any survey tool you choose should be able to mimic this human aspect of asking follow-up questions. Instead of a static survey, choose a tool that has dynamic questions depending on employee's behavior and responses.

Survey | Automatic Deployment

Your time is valuable and it cannot be wasted in writing questions, mailing surveys to employees, etc. Select a tool that automates the entire process of: Choosing the right questions. Sending the survey mails and reminders. Collecting responses. Analyzing data and generating reports

Engagement Analysis | Metrics and KPIs

A good engagement survey tool must analyze responses to crunch metrics on engagement levels. HR Managers need to take actions based on this data. These metrics include level of job satisfaction, culture, work life balance, etc. The more metrics a tool offer, the better targeting it provides of an employee's behavior. Such behavioral metrics are indicators of engagement levels of employees and act as lead indicators of the company's performance.

Engagement Analysis | Employee Segmentation

Traditional surveys are done for focus groups like Senior employees, Exit surveys, etc. Your tool should offer such segmentation of employees. Even regular surveys require organization level segmentation. Data should be available as an aggregate for a particular department or project or employees reporting under a manager. This ability to create teams and compare engagement metrics across teams is a powerful feature every tool must offer.

Recommendation and Action

The next step after analyzing a problem is to take action. A good tool should be able to give data backed recommendations on what actions to take. It should also be able to track before and after levels of metrics when an action is taken.

General Features

Every survey should be anonymous. Instead of multiple surveys for satisfaction, engagement, etc. a tool should be able to capture all the required metrics in a single survey. The frequency of the surveys should be customizable - annual, quarterly, monthly, etc. The on-boarding process of getting started should be easy. And the dashboard of data must be easy to understand and highly responsive. It should be possible for you to share reports to multiple managers or heads.

Pricing | Selecting the right tool and plan

Two types of pricing structures for engagement survey tools are present in the market: Per employee based pricing and Per team based pricing.

Then there are multiple plan options: Annual, Half year, Quarterly, Monthly and even weekly.

Here is a cost comparison of major engagement survey solution providers that provide all the features mentioned in this post.

ProviderCost
Normalized cost per employee per year for 4 surveys a year
TeamGraphUSD 80 (Rs. 5000)
per team of at least 10 employees each
per quarter
USD 32 (Rs. 2100) - Maximum cost.
per employee
per year
OfficeVibeUSD 4 (Rs. 262)
per month
per employee
USD 48 - Fixed cost
per employee
per year
CultureAmpUSD 4500 (Rs. 3 Lakhs)
for upto 200 employees
per year
USD 36 (Rs. 2400) - Average cost
per employee
per year
Gallup - Q12USD 15 (Rs. 1000)
per employee
per survey
USD 60 (Rs. 4000) - Fixed cost
per employee
per survey

Try before you buy!

The decision of selecting an engagement solution provider can make or break the performance of your company. Most companies buy annual plans. Which implies that if you make a buying mistake, you’re stuck with it for at least a year!

This is why it is recommended to go for a Trial of your desired option before you buy anything.

Sadly, most companies like Gallup do not provide a free trial offer. Some that do provide, offer only toned down versions of the tool that are lacking critical features. Engaging in such trials is a waste of the company’s time.

TeamGraph offers a One Time Trial for your entire company
 at just Rs. 25000 (USD 380)

With this you get:

  • Access to all the features mentioned above in the article
  • One quarter access to all the data and reports
  • Complete end to end assistance in deployement
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