Every Friday, Workday employees across the globe get a notification on their mobile and desktop devices inviting them to respond to a quick survey. Survey prompts might include, “My manager genuinely seeks and responds to suggestions and ideas,” and, “I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.” If they choose to participate, they can answer on a scale of one to five ranging from “almost always true” to “almost always untrue.”
For organizations that survey employees once or twice a year, a weekly employee survey may seem excessive or even radical. But think about this: Every minute matters when it comes to the employee experience, and successful organizations must be acutely in tune with those experiences if they want to attract and retain the best people. That means doing all we can to ensure every person feels valued, heard, and respected.
And in today’s environment, our work and personal lives are increasingly intertwined. This shift in workplace dynamics puts even more responsibility on organizations to take a holistic approach to the employee experience.
Here are some things we’re doing at Workday that specifically focus on creating great employee experiences.