Learning & Development

Use Employee Surveys to Measure Engagement with Training

The answer to the question of how to motivate and engage employees is locked away in the employees, and in their values, beliefs and needs.

Each of us has a unique set of motivational drivers. Unless a leader can align with these, it will be difficult to motivate and engage employees over the long term.


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Work must appeal to an employee’s self-interest. If it is not in their interest employees are not likely to want to do it, or perhaps they will not continue to do it.

To find out what motivates employees, talk to them. Use an employee engagement survey to measure the key indicators that generate employee motivation and engagement.


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12 Questions to Measure Employee Engagement

  1. Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  2. Do you have materials & equipment needed to do your work right?
  3. Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
  4. In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  5. Does your supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about you as a person?
  6. Is there someone at work who encourages your development?
  7. Do your opinions seem to count?
  8. Does mission of your company make you feel your job is important?
  9. Are your fellow employees committed to doing quality work?
  10. Do you have a best friend at work?
  11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?
  12. In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?