Employee surveys are surveys conducted by the employer for the employees for various purposes. They may be used to identify problems at workplace, gauge satisfaction levels, engagement opportunities or to receive manager feedback.
Surveys may be more effective if done anonymously and conducted by a third party. These usually help the employees to share the issues frankly. However surveys are useful only if the response is analyzed in depth and corrective action is taken for the issues identified.
Employee surveys may also be conducted by third parties across various companies in order to rate or rank them.