A pulse survey is a short set of questions sent to employees to gain insight into particular aspects of their experience and satisfaction at work. In other words, it’s a quick way to get a pulse on how your employees are feeling. Below are some questions focusing on employee well-being.

Overall well-being

  • How do you feel about your overall health and well-being?
  • My company prioritizes my health and well-being.
  • Open-ended: What are three aspects of your health and well-being you’d like to improve?
  • Open-ended: What are your top three suggestions for programs we can offer to improve employee health and well-being?

Work-life integration

  • I am able to successfully balance work and personal life.
  • I feel that the organization respects setting boundaries to manage work and life.
  • I feel that my manager supports flexibility for my daily needs.
  • I feel comfortable taking time off.

Physical health and exercise

  • I feel good about my physical health.
  • I engage in a regular program of exercise.
  • I get the right amount of sleep.
  • My eating habits are healthy.
  • I feel that the company supports a healthy diet in the cafeteria.
  • The company provides adequate space or places to be active at work—such as walking trails, yoga rooms, gyms or other areas.
  • My company supports getting physical activity during the workday.
  • I have the resources I need to ensure an ergonomic workspace when I work from home.

Mental health, stress and resilience

  • I feel good about my mental health.
  • My company provides me with the tools I need to support my mental health.
  • I feel comfortable talking about mental health at work.
  • My company believes mental health is just as important as physical health.
  • I feel I can bounce back from setbacks quickly and easily.
  • I have the tools I need to manage stress when it comes my way.
  • Open-ended: What are your top three suggestions for additional tools you would use to better support mental well-being?

Social connections and inclusion

  • I have the resources I need to stay connected to co-workers when working remotely.
  • I feel the company provides enough opportunity to socialize with co-workers.
  • I have a good social life.
  • I have enough time to keep up relationships with friends and family.
  • I feel connected to my community.
  • I am encouraged by my manager to participate in company events related to inclusion, diversity or volunteerism.
  • I feel a sense of belonging at this company.

Work culture and engagement.

  • How happy are you working at this company?
  • I feel proud to work at this company.
  • I would recommend this company as a great place to work.
  • Working at this company gives me a sense of purpose.
  • My company allows me to express my feelings and emotions without fear of punishment.
  • I feel comfortable being myself at work.
  • There are people at my workplace who genuinely care about me and my well-being.
  • I have a best friend at work.
  • I feel respected by my manager.
  • My manager values my perspective.
  • Leaders openly and honestly share information about their own well-being.
  • Leaders at the company value different perspectives.

Employee benefits/well-being program.

  • The benefits offered by the company support my health and well-being.
  • I know about the benefits I can take advantage of when it comes to mental health.
  • I am aware of the Employee Assistance Program and the type of help it provides.
  • I know where to go when I have a question about my benefits.
  • I understand what our well-being program offers and how to access it.
  • I’m aware of our paid time off policies to rest and recharge.
  • I receive good communication about my employee benefits.