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Polls & Surveys

Polls and surveys that help our community gain knowledge about the state of the workplace.

Keeping track of the fast-changing world of work, HR, and HR tech can seem like an impossible task. Managing your work while keeping up with news, analysis and opinion is more than a full-time job. That’s why TalentCulture offers polls, surveys and other data-driven content to the community in near real time.

In addition to customized polls and surveys – you’ll be seeing more of those soon – we’re excited to launch our pulse mini-surveys. Pulse surveys are available to Newsletter subscribers, and also added to the website once the Newsletter is distributed to subscribers.

Pulse mini-surveys

Every month we take the pulse of our community with topical mini-surveys that reveal what the HR world is thinking and talking about. Recent pulse surveys provide a capsule view of how your peers feel about timely issues – and the broader work community’s perspective, as well.

For our most recent pulse survey results, read on…

How important is candidate experience at your company?

Not a priority
50%
top priority
25%
Important
25%
somewhat important
0%

Which workforce planning challenges matter most to you now?

Forecasting future needs
67%
Retaining top talent
33%

Where do upskilling and reskilling fit into your organization's priorities, compared with last year?

More Important
75%
Less Important
25%

If you’re an employee, how would you rate your benefits package?

Fair
50%
GOOD
25%
Poor
25%
Excellent
0%

What time of day do you feel most energized and alert at work?

8AM-10AM
33%
10AM-NOON
50%
3PM-6PM
17%

To improve your work culture, where should leaders focus now?

COMMUNICATION / COLLABORATION / RECOGNITION
100%
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS
0%
LEARNING/DEVELOPMENT
0%
WORK STRUCTURE / LOCATIONS / SCHEDULES
0%

Is your work culture more diverse and inclusive now than before the pandemic?

NO, IT’S THE SAME
48%
YES, SIGNIFICANTLY
19%
YES, SOMEWHAT
18%
NO, IT’S WORSE
15%

What kind of impact has AI/automation had on HR in your organization to-date?

VERY LIMITED; TOO SOON TO TELL
48%
SEVERAL PROMISING ADVANCES
38%
DON’T KNOW
14%
SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT
0%

How would you rate the employee experience in your organization?

POOR: BELOW AVERAGE
80%
GOOD: ON PAR WITH MOST COMPANIES
20%

How important is workforce wellbeing among your organization leaders?

VERY IMPORTANT
46%
SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
23%
NOT IMPORTANT
23%
DON’T KNOW
8%

How would you describe leadership development and career opportunities for women in your work environment?

weak
80%
MODERATE
20%

What workplace tech is your favorite?

MICROSOFT OFFICE
83%
GOOGLE WORKSPACE
67%
SLACK
33%
BASECAMP
17%
EVERNOTE
17%
Other
8%

Given the number of layoffs over the past three months, how do you feel about your job security?

SAFE
45.8%
NERVOUS
28.6%
UNSURE
25.6%

Does your organization prioritize social interaction and bonding among employees?

NO, IT DOES NOT.
25%
YES, MY ORGANIZATION ACTIVELY PRIORITIZES SOCIAL EMPLOYEE INTERACTION AND BONDING.
41.7%
I’M NOT SURE.
33.33%

Do you believe wearing a mask is still necessary to protect public and workplace health?

YES, WE CAN FINALLY START TO RELAX A BIT.
48.6%
PERHAPS, DEPENDING ON GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND THE BEST AVAILABLE DATA.
25.9%
NO, WE MUST REMAIN DILIGENT IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST THE VIRUS.
22.2%
I‘M NOT SURE; CASES ARE DOWN - BUT I‘M NOT SURE THEY’RE DOWN ENOUGH.
3.7%

Does your employer believe that a change to a fun and more enjoyable – yet productive – work environment matters when building company culture?

YES; AS THEY SAY, WE WORK HARD AND PLAY HARD.
56%
OUR LEADERS SAY THEY DO, BUT WE DON’T OFTEN MODEL THOSE BEHAVIORS.
20%
NO, THIS IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL ISSUE IN MY WORK.
24%
I‘M NOT SURE... I’LL TELL YOU WHEN WE GET BACK IN THE OFFICE
0%

As the new year started, did you expect 2021 to be a different year from 2020?

YES, VERY DIFFERENT.
36.7%
I WAS HOPING IT WOULD BE BETTER: NOW I’M NOT SO SURE.
23.3%
I THINK THE SECOND HALF OF 2021 WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT.
30%
NO, NOT AT ALL.
10%

Does your job allow you to separate work hours from personal time?

NO, MY EMPLOYER EXPECTS ME TO BE RESPONSIVE AT MOST HOURS.
46.5%
YES, I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SET BOUNDARIES AND EXPECTATIONS.
32.1%
I’M COMFORTABLE WHEN MY WORK AND PERSONAL TIME ARE INTERTWINED.
7.1%
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SEPARATE THE TWO ASPECTS OF MY LIFE.
14.3%

The candidate experience remains an important part of our recruiting and onboarding process.

YES, WE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND DO IT WELL.
42.3%
YES, BUT I’M NOT SURE WE DO IT WELL.
30.8%
NO, IT‘S NOT A PRIORITY NOW AND MOST LIKELY WON’T BE IN 2021.
15.4%
NOT YET, BUT LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021, WE ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE.
11.5%

Does your company’s leadership team consistently demonstrate emotional intelligence and empathy?

YES, OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM IS A ROLE MODEL FOR EQ AND EMPATHY.
54.4%
NO, EQ AND EMPATHY ARE NOT A COMMON LEADERSHIP TRAIT HERE.
15.4%
THEY DO TRY, BUT THEY DON’T DO IT WELL.
23.1%
I DON‘T REALLY KNOW OR I HAVEN’T REALLY NOTICED.
7.1%

Do you have a job that satisfies your personal and professional goals?

YES, I’M FEELING PRETTY GOOD ABOUT MY JOB.
76.1%
NO, MY JOB IS MEH (BUT IT PAYS THE BILLS).
14.6%
NOT YET, BUT I’M WORKING TOWARD THAT GOAL.
4.8%
A FULFILLING JOB? I’M NOT SURE THOSE EXIST.
4.8%

At work or work-from-home, are you experiencing some degree of burnout?

YES, I FEEL BURNED OUT TOO OFTEN.
50%
SOMETIMES, I FEEL SOME LEVEL OF BURNOUT.
45.8%
NO, I HAVEN’T YET FELT BURNED OUT.
4.2%

Do you use emojis to express emotions in work communications?

YES - IT’S EASIER.
23.1%
NO - IT SEEMS TOO UNPROFESSIONAL.
10.3%
SOMETIMES - DEPENDING ON WHO I’M COMMUNICATING WITH.
66.7%

Given recent events, have you and your co-workers been having conversations about racism, diversity, and inclusion?

YES, ABSOLUTELY.
52%
YES, BUT NOT ENOUGH.
36%
NO, NOT AT ALL.
12%

Have you ever experienced racism in your workplace?

YES, DIRECTED AT ME.
39.7%
NO, DIRECTED AT A COWORKER.
23.8%
NO – NEVER.
17.5%

Have you ever reported racism in your workplace?

YES, I HAVE.
4.8%
NO, BUT I WISH I DID.
1.6%
NO – THERE’S NO NEED TO.
12.7%

If HR conferences and other events go virtual this year, will you attend?

YES, ABSOLUTELY
48.4%
STILL ON THE FENCE
38.7%
NOT LIKELY
12.9%

Once the Work from Home mandate for nonessential workers is over and you can return to your workplace, would you prefer to:

REMAIN A REMOTE WORKER
27.9%
GO BACK TO YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
7.4%
SPLIT YOUR WORK HOURS (REMOTE/OFFICE)
58.5%
STILL UNDECIDED
5.9%

If you’re a parent working remotely with kids at home, what’s your biggest challenge?

INTERNET BANDWIDTH
24.1%
NOISE LEVELS
10.3%
CREATING DEDICATED SPACES FOR WORKING
24.1%
MULTITASKING
44.4%

In general, how are the employees in your organization adapting to remote work?

FINE, WE ALREADY WORK REMOTELY IN MANY CASES
35%
VERY WELL, ADAPTING HAS BEEN SEEMLESS
20%
PRETTY WELL, ADAPTING WITH A FEW STRUGGLES
35%
NOT WELL, ADAPTING IS A CHALLENGE
0%
UNSURE, THE JURY’S STILL OUT
10%

Does your organization have a business continuity plan in place for unexpected disruptions and emergencies?

YES
60.7%
NO
32.1%
UNSURE
7.1%

Does your company use AI in its workplace automation proceses?

Not yet, will start this year
50%
NO, not sure if we will
50%

Does your employer offer access to health and wellness programs?

Yes
75%
NO
25%

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