Pulse Surveys 
Employee Engagement in a Nutshell
Every employer recognizes the value in an annual engagement survey. It’s imperative to take time to speak to employees and listen to their answers via this model.  But while the annual engagement survey used to be the only method employers would listen to employees, we now know that a more robust feedback program provides more valuable information on employees’ preferences, expectations and intents.
Part of that program includes “pulse surveys.”



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A pulse survey is a quick and frequent survey method that is a compliment to an overall engagement strategy.  A pulse survey is often 3 questions at the most and the questions are designed to get answers that gain insight into the workforce environment of a company.


A pulse survey allows an organization the opportunity to gain specific insight in real time. A company can use real time feedback to understand how current or new policies are affecting employees’ productivity.  It’s a short, specific questionnaire that is easy to answer and typically gets higher response rates than larger more robust surveys.

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  • >Progress report on new initiatives or change.

    Implementing new policies can create waves. A pulse survey helps you understand how change is negatively or positively affecting workers.

  • >Movement on issues uncovered in the annual engagement survey.

    Pulse survey data enables companies to further discover the ROI on programs specifically implemented after the most recent issues were identified.

  • >Real-time engagement measurement.

    Discover employee engagement trends in your workplace. Identify and understand engagement trends. High response rates ensure more accurate responses giving organization leaders a snap shot into engagement in real-time.

  • >Satellite office intelligence.

    Highly targeted pulse surveys can give insight into the engagement of employees across multiple locations and overseas offices.

  • >Individual department moods.

    Managers of every level will have timely feedback on how to improve the company based on the pulse surveys.

  • The Process
  • Data Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Consulting

Once you become a partner of the Work Institute we assign you a Client Services representative. This person will be with you every step of the way – from identifying who needs to be interviewed, crafting the specific study questions, gathering and providing data analysis to building a change management plan to address specific issues and meet predefined business goals.

Your Client Services representative will become an integral part of your internal team by providing research, data, analysis and recommendations along the entire feedback cycle. Their entire focus is your company’s engagement and retention strategies. They find what isn’t working and get it working again saving your hundreds of thousands of dollars in turnover costs.

Once we get the interviews and surveys in place, your Client Services representative will work with you to summarize the major 3-4 trends in bullet form with the supporting raw data as a reference. We will regularly meet with you and any key leaders to discuss what we’ve discovered and will work with you to build a plan of action to make key changes.

Our reporting system is designed to give access to whomever you deem necessary.  Sometimes all organizational leaders want and need to know the research. Sometimes it’s better to have one key internal person managing the process. Whatever the request, we will provide access at no additional charge.

We use our combined experience of close to 30 years in human resources and our ability to capture the specific data you need to design thorough action plans to solve HR issues. For example, just by solving simple issues in recruitment results in hiring the right top talent for your open positions. Hiring the right top talent means reducing turnover significantly. This is what consulting with data can do for you.


A pulse is a small and frequent engagement survey. So this can connect to engagement. The Work Institute offers a complete solution to engagement and retention. After attracting top talent and hiring them, using pulse surveys to check in on productivity, it’s essential to remember that the engagement survey is the best way to benchmark company change.

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  • "The actionable and detailed data from the Work Institute gave us the support to make the changes our employees needed to see. The ability to break it down into different divisions particularly provided us with the insight to address specific concerns within departments and levels, as opposed to blanket solutions, and led to an overall more productive workforce."