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Employee Surveys - Valuable tool for HR Professionals

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The employee survey is an effective tool available to HR Professionals for organization diagnosis. Especially when you are not sure where to start, while designing blueprint, and articulating development initiatives for improvements. Mr. Ralph Christensen, advocate the same point in his book 'Roadmap to Strategic HR', 2006 (Access the organization's readiness for change). As doctor carry out different tests prior to treatment, to diagnose the problem. Similarly, we can use the survey as a tool for diagnosing problems prevailing within an organization.
Employee surveys also facilitate fact-based decision making. In the advent of 'Big data', and decision making based on 'HR Analytics', significance of the Employee surveys had increased to a great extent. ( 'Big Data in HR' report by Josh Bersin, Principal Analyst, Bersin & Associates - April 2012 ). Rapid changes in the external environment such as mergers, acquisitions etc. have also contributed …