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COVID-19 employment engagement surveys released

Free templates for emergency response employment engagement surveys have been created to help support organisations throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. 

People and culture platform Culture Amp have launched the survey templates in a bid to help businesses assess morale, make informed decisions and do the right thing by its people.

The survey templates are designed to enable organisations to assess employee sentiment and understand how people feel about the company's response as the pandemic creates uncertainty throughout organisations across the world.

Culture Amp says collecting the right information at the right time will help inform the next steps organisation should take. For example, which, if any, benefits should get cut first, whether sacrifices are being fairly distributed and if adjustments need to be made to any new ways of working.

"Employee experience is one of the most important business considerations during tough times, when an organisations commitment to its employees is laid bare," explains Didier Elzinga, chief executive officer and co-founder, Culture Amp. 

"It's crucial that leaders listen to the concerns of their employees at this time. How they decide to face these moments of trauma will set the behaviour patterns for the future so it's important to do the best thing for employees now and over the coming days, weeks and months," Elzinga says.

Culture Amp has launched two survey templates addressing areas such as company confidence, communication and awareness, business continuity, well-being and health.

"The Emergency Response COVID-19 Pulse Survey is designed specifically for the current situation and is intended to be an ongoing shorter survey to check-in with employees regularly (eg, weekly) and track trends over time," says Elzinga.

"The template is intended to gain a full understanding of how employees feel about any fast-changing and/or emergency situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains additional questions for most factors including leadership, role enablement and communication, providing a wider pull of questions to select from."

Culture Amp helps companies take action to improve employee engagement, retention and performance. Culture Amp is a Culture First certified B Corporation used by 2,750 customers including Aegon, Airbnb, Go Cardless, KIND Snacks, McDonalds, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Salesforce and Slack. 

The business started in Melbourne with offices in San Francisco, London, and New York, and has raised USD$150,000,000 from leading venture capital funds, including Index Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Blackbird Ventures and Sequoia Capital China.