Introduction

Surveys offer a quick way to gather valuable people data and keep a pulse on your team feedback. To learn about how to best leverage surveys to support your People programs, check out our Surveys help article.

In this article, we'll run through the 8 pre-built surveys available and what questions each survey has.

Survey options

The 8 pre-built survey options that come with V1 of Surveys are:

  1. 1st Week Check-in

  2. 1st Month Check-in

  3. 90 Day Check-in

  4. Wellness Check-in

  5. Performance Check-in (open)

  6. Performance Check-in (measured)

  7. Exit Survey

  8. ONA (Organizational Network Analysis)

Each pre-built survey features 4 types of survey responses.

  1. Likert: radio options with only 1 selection allowed (Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree)

  2. Short Text: alphanumeric text with max 160 characters

  3. Long Text: alphanumeric text with max 2000 characters

  4. Multiple Choice: dropdown of customer-defined options

As you create a survey in Sapling, you'll be able to preview all questions before assigning it.

1st Week Check-in

Survey Purpose: Learn about the new hire’s decision to join the company, their preboarding experience, and their onboarding experience so far.

Question Count: 8 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 minutes

Questions

  1. The primary reasons I decided to take this position are: (Joining Decision, Long Text)

  2. Describe what you were doing before working here: (Joining Decision, Long Text)

  3. I received useful information about my first week here before my start date. (Preboarding, Likert)

  4. I received accurate information about my first week here before my start date. (Preboarding, Likert)

  5. I’m feeling welcomed here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  6. I’m proud to work here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  7. I’m feeling productive. (Onboarding, Likert)

  8. What’s one thing we could have done differently to improve your first week? (Onboarding, Long Text)

1st Month Check-in

Purpose: Learn about the new hire’s engagement, induction, alignment, and onboarding experience so far.

Question Count: 16 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 8 minutes

Questions

  1. I would recommend [CompanyName] as a great place to work. (Engagement, Likert)

  2. I rarely think about looking for a job at another company. (Engagement, Likert)

  3. I see myself still working here in two years’ time. (Engagement, Likert)

  4. [CompanyName] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere. (Engagement, Likert)

  5. I’m confident using the systems I need in my role. (Induction, Likert)

  6. I have had good training on the processes applicable to my role. (Induction, Likert)

  7. I have a good idea about what I still need to learn to do my job well. (Induction, Likert)

  8. The information provided has been at the right level for me. (Induction, Likert)

  9. The values of [CompanyName] align well with my own values. (Alignment, Likert)

  10. I understand how my role contributes to our company goals. (Alignment, Likert)

  11. My role so far matches the role description provided to me. (Alignment, Likert)

  12. I still feel like this is a great role for me. (Alignment, Likert)

  13. I’m feeling welcomed here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  14. I’m proud to work here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  15. I’m feeling productive. (Onboarding, Likert)

  16. What’s one thing we could have done differently to improve your first month? (Onboarding, Long Text)

90 Day Check-in

Purpose: Learn about the new hire’s engagement, alignment, manager effectiveness, self-efficacy, and onboarding experience so far.

Question Count: 16 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 8 minutes

Questions

  1. I would recommend [CompanyName] as a great place to work. (Engagement, Likert)

  2. I rarely think about looking for a job at another company. (Engagement, Likert)

  3. I see myself still working here in two years’ time. (Engagement, Likert)

  4. [CompanyName] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere. (Engagement, Likert)

  5. I understand how my role contributes to our company goals. (Alignment, Likert)

  6. I still feel like this is a great role for me. (Alignment, Likert)

  7. My manager communicates clear goals for our team. (Manager Effectiveness, Likert)

  8. My manager gives me actionable feedback on a regular basis. (Manager Effectiveness, Likert)

  9. I can see myself growing and developing my career here. (Self-efficacy, Likert)

  10. I know what is expected of me at work. (Self-efficacy, Likert)

  11. I have the tools and the resources to do my job. (Self-efficacy, Likert)

  12. At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day. (Self-efficacy, Likert)

  13. I’m feeling welcomed here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  14. I’m proud to work here. (Onboarding, Likert)

  15. I’m feeling productive. (Onboarding, Likert)

  16. What’s one thing we could have done differently to improve your first month? (Onboarding, Long Text)

Wellness Check-in

Purpose: Learn about the team member’s well-being, work relationships, and support structure.

Question Count: 12 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 5 minutes

Questions

  1. Everyone’s well-being is a priority here. (Well-being, Likert)

  2. My manager has checked in on my wellbeing in the last 7 days. (Well-being, Likert)

  3. My stress level is manageable. (Well-being, Likert)

  4. I am encouraged to take time for myself during the workday. (Well-being, Likert)

  5. I feel supported to adjust my work schedule to accommodate my caregiving needs for myself or others. (Well-being, Likert)

  6. I feel motivated to show up for work every day. (Well-being, Likert)

  7. I am able to maintain meaningful connections with my work friends. (Relationships, Likert)

  8. I feel comfortable bringing up work-related problems with my coworkers. (Relationships, Likert)

  9. I have the tools I need to work effectively. (Support, Likert)

  10. My manager effectively responds to my needs. (Support, Likert)

  11. My manager clearly communicates team and individual responsibilities. (Support, Likert)

  12. Is there any support you need at this time that you are not currently receiving? (Support, Long Text)

Performance Check-in (Open)

Purpose: Measure a team member’s personal development through open-ended questions to help them grow.

Question Count: 4 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 4 minutes

Questions

  1. Describe one way [Preferred Name / First Name] supports you and your team? (Strengths, Long Text)

  2. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] continue doing? (Strengths, Long Text)

  3. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] stop doing? (Improvements, Long Text)

  4. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] start doing? (Improvements, Long Text)

Performance Check-in (Measured)

Purpose: Measure a team member’s personal development through comparisons to peers across six core competencies.

Question Count: 20 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 12 minutes

Questions

  1. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] keeps control of their emotions and behavior, even when involved in high-pressure situations. (Self-Awareness, Likert)

  2. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] is highly ethical. (Self-Awareness, Likert)

  3. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] acts professionally. (Self-Awareness, Likert)

  4. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] learns from their mistakes. (Self-Awareness, Likert)

  5. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] is focused on the needs of their customer. (Drive, Likert)

  6. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] is a problem-solver. (Drive, Likert)

  7. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] communicates openly and effectively with others. (Communication, Likert)

  8. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] is open and receptive to feedback or seeks out feedback. (Communication, Likert)

  9. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] inspires continuous growth and learning in others. (Leadership, Likert)

  10. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] handles conflict in an appropriate manner. (Leadership, Likert)

  11. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] takes initiative to solve problems. (Leadership, Likert)

  12. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] motivates others to reach their goals. (Leadership, Likert)

  13. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] gives constructive and helpful feedback. (Teamwork, Likert)

  14. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] treats others with respect. (Teamwork, Likert)

  15. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] responds constructively to others’ mistakes. (Teamwork, Likert)

  16. Relative to peers, [Preferred Name / First Name] is open to change and innovation. (Teamwork, Likert)

  17. [Preferred Name / First Name] contributes to my ability to do my job well. (Strengths, Likert)

  18. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] continue doing? (Strengths, Long Text)

  19. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] stop doing? (Improvements, Long Text)

  20. What types of traits or activities should [Preferred Name / First Name] start doing? (Improvements, Long Text)

Exit Survey

Purpose: Learn about the team member’s decision to leave, including reflections on their manager, their job, and the company overall.

Question Count: 18 questions

Estimated Time to Complete: 9 minutes

Questions

  1. I’m likely to recommend this company to a friend as a great place to work. (Exit Decision, Likert)

  2. In just a few words, describe what factors influenced your decision to leave? (Exit Decision, Short Text)

  3. What did you like most about your job? (Exit Decision, Short Text)

  4. What did you like least about your job? (Exit Decision, Short Text)

  5. I was treated fairly by my manager. (Manager Reflection, Likert)

  6. My manager and I communicated together well. (Manager Reflection, Likert)

  7. My manager provided recognition for my work. (Manager Reflection, Likert)

  8. I was treated as a valuable member of my team. (Manager Reflection, Likert)

  9. The company was able to put my skills to good use. (Job Reflection, Likert)

  10. I was able to get all the resources needed to do my job successfully at this organization. (Job Reflection, Likert)

  11. I was paid well for the work I did here. (Job Reflection, Likert)

  12. I was well trained to perform my job effectively. (Job Reflection, Likert)

  13. I enjoyed working here. (Company Reflection, Likert)

  14. I felt safe working here. (Company Reflection, Likert)

  15. I was kept well informed about our strategy and operations. (Company Reflection, Likert)

  16. I was kept well informed about our policies and procedures. (Company Reflection, Likert)

  17. I was able to balance my professional and personal goals during my time here. (Company Reflection, Likert)

  18. Are there any additional suggestions you might have to improve our company? (Company Reflection, Long Text)

ONA Survey

Check out our help article on How to run an ONA Survey for details!

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