Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Employee Surveys Yield Cost-Saving Insights

Employee surveys (whether satisfaction, engagement or opinion) tell you a lot about the organization’s culture and overall employee satisfaction. With organizations asking employees to do more with less time and resources, keeping the workplace positive and productive should be a top goal. Job burnout and added stress at work increase the cost of doing business. In this economy, most organizations are trying to cut costs. What may surprise you is that using employee questionnaires to identify possible areas to cut costs, reallocate resources or boost productivity can pay off in ways you might not expect. Most employees are happy to share their cost cutting ideas and program ideas with employers. You may find that the best cost cutting ideas come from the trenches -- not from senior management or even HR.

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