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Participating in a Survey

Guidance on the participant resources available for the different survey types

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Written by Ashley Ryan
Updated over a week ago

What can I learn from this page?

Here you can find resources relevant to the specific survey type you have been added as a participant to

Who is this guide for?

Survey Participants

I am a participant in an.........

Engagement Survey (also known as: Your Voice, Pulse)

Onboard/Exit Survey (new joiners and leavers)

Unattributed Survey (also known as: Inclusion, DEI)

Effectiveness Survey (Individual, Leadership, Manager or Team Effectiveness)

Engagement Survey

If you've been asked to participate in an engagement survey, you may be wondering what exactly your organization is measuring. Employee engagement represents the levels of enthusiasm and connection employees have with their organization. Engagement can indicate how motivated people are to put in extra effort for their organization, and how committed they are to staying there. Engaged employees lead to higher performing, more resilient organizations, and surveys are a proven method to help organizations determine what they need to do to drive engagement and allow their employees (you!) to thrive.

As a participant in an Engagement survey, it's important to provide candid, honest feedback. It's expected that you may have questions about how your feedback will be displayed or how to access your survey reports once they are shared. We've compiled the list of resources below to help you take your survey with confidence.

If you'd like a preview of the content housed in each article, click on the carrot besides each link!

Engagement Resources

  • What is an Attributed Survey?

  • Can I edit my survey response?

  • I never received my survey link

  • I already completed the survey, why did I receive this email reminder?

  • Where do I find my kiosk code?

  • My kiosk code doesn’t work

  • I received a 403 error when clicking on my link

  • Are my responses confidential?

  • Are my comments confidential?

  • What is a raw data extract?

  • Will my answers autosave?

  • My answers did not save, can they be retrieved?

  • How do I access my reports?

  • Feeling comfortable to provide feedback

  • How will my answers be used?

  • Why only five answer options? I'd like more choice.

  • Answering Rating Questions

  • How can I add comments?

  • Do I need to answer every question?

  • Is it just a waste of my time?

  • Can I complete the survey on a smartphone or tablet?

  • Why are the questions framed positively?

  • I get surveyed too much!

  • What is a confidential survey?

  • Why would my company use a confidential instead of an anonymous survey?

  • Will my answers autosave?

  • My answers did not save, can they be retrieved?

  • How do I access my reports?

  • By the end of the course you'll be able to:

    • Provide feedback as part of your organization's survey

    • Let your organization know what matters to you

Onboard/Exit Survey

If you're new to an organization or about to say goodbye, it's common for your employer to request your feedback. Traditionally, onboarding tends to be a one-way process in that information is just given to new employees. By asking new starters for feedback on their onboarding experience, an organization can ensure a two-way conversation takes place. It also means organizations can more readily intervene if there is something broken in their process. Similarly for exit surveys, allowing the organization to determine the cause for an employee leaving can act as the foundation for future changes!

As a participant in an Onboarding or Exit survey, you may have questions pertaining to the confidentiality of your responses or how to access the survey. We're here to help!

Onboarding Resources

  • Where can I find my kiosk code?

  • What if my kiosk code doesn't work?

  • How do I participate in an Onboarding/Exit Survey?

  • Are my responses confidential?

  • Can I edit my responses?

  • Feeling comfortable to provide feedback

  • How will my answers be used?

  • Why only five answer options? I'd like more choice.

  • Answering Rating Questions

  • How can I add comments?

  • Do I need to answer every question?

  • Is it just a waste of my time?

  • Can I complete the survey on a smartphone or tablet?

  • Why are the questions framed positively?

  • I get surveyed too much!

  • What is a confidential survey?

  • Why would my company use a confidential instead of an anonymous survey?

  • Will my answers autosave?

  • My answers did not save, can they be retrieved?

  • How do I access my reports?

Inclusion (Unattributed) Survey

While a typical Engagement survey is an attributed survey, meaning it's connected to your employee data and can only be taken with a unique link, unattributed surveys have no tie to an individual at all. Unattributed surveys use a common link - when each participant accesses the link, a new survey response is created that cannot be attributed to the participant.

One of our more common unattributed surveys is our Inclusion survey. An inclusion survey highlights if, where, and how different groups of employees experience your company culture differently.

As a participant in an Unattributed or Inclusion survey, you may have questions pertaining to how your feedback is displayed, whether or not it's safe to disclose what identity groups you're a part of, and how you can help make your organization more inclusive. The guides below should help!

Unattributed Resources

  • Where can I find my Authorization Code?

  • What are Reporting Rules and where can I locate them?

  • Are my responses confidential? How will my answers be kept anonymous?

  • What are Self-reporting demographic questions?

  • I care about Diversity and Inclusion - how can I help my organization move forward?

  • Feeling comfortable to provide feedback

  • How will my answers be used?

  • Why only five answer options? I'd like more choice.

  • Answering Rating Questions

  • How can I add comments?

  • Do I need to answer every question?

  • Is it just a waste of my time?

  • Can I complete the survey on a smartphone or tablet?

  • Why are the questions framed positively?

  • I get surveyed too much!

  • What is a confidential survey?

  • Why would my company use a confidential instead of an anonymous survey?

  • Will my answers autosave?

  • My answers did not save, can they be retrieved?

  • How do I access my reports?

  • The differences between Culture Amp's attributed and unattributed survey types

  • The difference in confidentiality between these two survey types

Effectiveness 360 Survey

360 surveys, also sometimes called effectiveness surveys, are designed so that employees can provide feedback to each other as well as to their managers. At Culture Amp, we have designed a 360 feedback survey optimized for individual learning & development. Our methodology aims to ensure that employees have the best chance of receiving open and honest feedback from their colleagues.

As a participant in a 360 feedback process, you may have some questions pertaining to your survey regarding how to see the feedback you received or if your name will be tied to the feedback that you have provided. For insight into this, check out the articles provided below!

Effectiveness Survey Resources

  • What is the purpose of an Individual Effectiveness survey?

  • How does 360 feedback work? What is the role of my Coach?

  • Who should I select to provide me with feedback?

  • Who has access to my feedback?

  • Is the feedback I receive anonymous?

  • How can I make the most of my feedback?

  • Launch your create and launch a 360 Process from your homepage

  • View results and take action

  • Complete your 360 process

  • Choose reviewers and launch

  • Collect feedback and self review

  • Review and take action

  • Complete your 360 process

  • How to share your own individual 360 report

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