The 'old-fashioned' survey still matters when measuring employee engagement

Valerie Bolden-Barrett | March 21, 2018

The 'old-fashioned' survey still matters when measuring employee engagement
Do you still use surveys to ask workers for their thoughts? You should, according to a new research published by Harvard Business Review (HBR). Research at Facebook found that even in an age of machine learning algorithms, surveys remain the best way to measure employee engagement. The study found that surveys can predict employees' behavior, allow them to be heard and influence changes in their behavior. In the Facebook study, surveys were twice as likely as algorithms to accurately predict how long workers would stay on the job. The company's employee engagement survey had 95% participation. And just by asking employees if, for example, they wanted to volunteer for a cause, volunteerism increased from 4% to 31%.

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