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Q12 employee engagement survey question. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right

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Example Topics


In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.

Why It Works

How a manager coaches employees influences employees' perceptions of their future at your organization. If the manager helps the employee improve by providing opportunities that fit with the employee's talents, both the employee and the company benefit. This survey item, along with the others on Gallup's Q12 survey, made Gallup popular and known as one of the best employee engagement survey providers.

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There is open communication throughout all levels of my company.

Why It Works

Effective change management is crucial to retaining employees and maintaining productivity. Direct and open communication about change and how it affects each employee keeps people emotionally and psychologically committed throughout the process.

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Please share anything that would have increased your willingness to stay at our company.

Why It Works

Nearly four in 10 employees who voluntarily leave an organization say that their manager or organization could have done something to retain them. By asking current and exiting employees this question, you get insights into how to retain your top talent.

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At work, I am treated with respect.

Why It Works

Inclusive cultures create a competitive advantage by valuing all employees' unique perspectives and contributions. When individuals are respected and appreciated for who they are, they feel more comfortable contributing in innovative and authentic ways.

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At work, we give our customers new ideas.

Why It Works

When organizations build emotional connections with customers, they create returning customers. To do this, organizations need to constantly innovate to meet customers' needs and empower their front-line employees to provide new ideas.

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The leadership of my company makes me enthusiastic about the future.

Why It Works

Effective leadership is essential to remaining competitive. Ensuring that leaders can inspire and carry out a vision is imperative to employee retention and successfully engaging human capital to generate growth.

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