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Employee Engagement Survey

Helios HR’s Employee Engagement Survey is a research-based model of employee performance and engagement. Our survey measures barriers to growth and four key components of engagement that drive workforce performance: Culture of Engagement, Motivating and Relating, Strategic Alignment, and Managing Execution.


Survey items drill down on employee perceptions of day to day experiences at your company related to:

Accountability | Communication | Empowerment/Autonomy | Execution | Fairness
Leadership & Motivation | Organizational Effectiveness | Personal Expression
Purpose & Direction | Quality & Customer Focus | Respect for Employees
Stress & Workload Management | Teamwork & Cooperation

Employee Survey Questions

On average, it takes participants just 7 minutes to complete the survey!

Our survey offers 50 standard statistically validated survey items and five optional open-ended questions. The survey offers room for customization, ensuring language within the statements mirrors common language within your company.  Clients may add up to three company-specific survey statements and up to three custom short-answer questions to expand feedback from employees.

Each survey statement offers a five-point rating scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, and strongly agree) with the option to provide additional context in a text box for each item. The survey will automatically prompt follow-on questions that are personal to the individual participant’s lower scoring items.

For example, if the participant indicates they disagree with the statement “It really feels like everybody is on the same team in this organization”, they may be prompted with the follow-up question, “What gets in the way of teamwork and/or cooperation?” We find this feature drills down into the “why” behind low engagement and often replaces the need for follow-on focus groups that result from engagement surveys.

Interactive Results Dashboard

Results of the survey are presented via our online interactive dashboard, providing a holistic view of engagement within your company. Key features of the interactive dashboard include:

  • User-friendly dashboard – data analysis at your fingertips
  • Identifies key drivers of engagement and disengagement within the company
  • View results by any demographic group identified pre-survey (i.e. location, manager, department, etc.)*
  • Industry benchmarks on standard survey items
  • Gain insight into team dynamics and the alignment of responses within a given team
  • Mini-360 reviews of managers by analyzing the responses within manager groups *
  • Multiple methods to review and assess results including a Heat-Map, Cross-Tab table, Two-Factor: Org vs. Manager Chart, Gap Analysis (for example, Executives vs. All Respondents)
  • Action Planning: Flag survey items as desired goals and create tasks, deadlines and track progress associated with those goals
  • Easy to export survey data at any demographic level


Other Key Features:

  • Year over Year Analysis: Your first-year survey serves as your benchmark for progress towards goals.  Year over year survey data is integrated into your interactive dashboard, providing measurable progress towards goals year-over-year.
  • Turnover Insight: We upload employee data on the back-end while maintaining full anonymity in reporting results, allowing the survey dashboard to interpret which employees have left the organization since your last survey and provide insight into what components of engagement may be causing employees to leave.
  • Pulse Surveys: Once your overall engagement has been measured through our full survey and you’ve identified actions to improve engagement, pulse surveys can be administered to measure progress and course correct, as necessary, throughout the year.  Our pulse surveys typically include our 20 core engagement survey items and up to 3 additional survey items that are specific to your organization’s engagement goals. Pulse survey results are integrated into the dashboard along with your annual engagement survey results.  Note: Pulse Surveys are offered at an additional fee.