Coronavirus Employee Survey – COVID-19 EMPLOYEE SURVEY Questions for Staff
COVID-19 has created an extraordinary challenge for employees to stay safe and there never has been a time when listening to team feedback is so critical to saving lives, reducing anxiety and returning to the new normal as best possible.
So to compliment the official coronavirus guidance for employee’s which you can find here
So let’s look at the vital questions that are being developed to ask your entire workforce including security staff, delivery workers and cleaners – basically anyone who enters your office regularly – to gage how successful your new precautionary measures are being implemented and to protect staff and lower anxiety.
100% we recommend an anonymous Covid-19 employee survey (because a lot of people don’t want to be seen as pedantic or causing trouble especially when any tragic outcome is so hidden) that is separate from your main engagement survey.
1. Do you feel there is an active and operational “Owner” of our protection within the business?
This question may not be directly related to increased safety but it’s a key indicator that you have a plan and your staff can see it in action. If this score is low then that’s not good.
2. From 1-100 how confident are you in the preventative measures and new operational procedures OVERALL
This question along with the open feedback box is a key KPI in terms of reducing staff anxiety and gaging if your new protective measures are working.
2. From 1-100 how confident are you in the preventative measures and new operational procedures RELATIVE to our sector
Unfortunately people working in many sectors simply can not have the same level of protection as say remote workers or office workers in a large premise with multi ground floor access points with the perfect example being hair dressers and restaurant waiters who have to come into contact with numerous people.
Including this question within your covid 19 employee survey therefore gages your relative implementation success and triggers the staff member to consider putting forward in-category ideas to improve corona protection.
4. How can we better protect our employees from exposure in the workplace?
The classic. 100% embrace this section. This is where ALL of us can suggest ways to improve corona protection in the workplace BUT you must be seen to be seriously considering and implementing otherwise it’s counter productive and leaving you exposed to not acting on good ideas that will protect you and your workforce better.
5. Have we maximised employees’ ability to work remotely, where possible?
Sadly, we can’t all work at home but for those that can, this is the new normal for now.
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6. Are managers and/or supervisors suitably trained and empowered?
Fundamentally is this being taken seriously by your workforce. It’s all good training your managers but if they do not feel they can walk into a board meeting and ask for social distancing to be applied, it’s not working.
7. Is our Corona Protection Policy clear, widely understood and highly visible?
Like GDPR before but much more important this includes regular clear communication both in town halls, employee wide email reminders, training and posters up in the kitchen, shared areas, meeting rooms and reception.
Remind, Remind Everywhere, Remind Regularly.
We hope you found this Coronavirus Employee Survey useful and please see our list of resources below
Coronavirus Employee Survey Resources (5)
Official Guidance from the UK Government
This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation so please always check the official site here
What you need to know
- businesses and workplaces should make every possible effort to enable working from home as a first option. Where working from home is not possible, workplaces should make every effort to comply with the social distancing guidelines set out by the government
- members of staff who are vulnerable or extremely vulnerable, as well as individuals whom they live with, should be supported as they follow the recommendations set out in guidance on social distancing and shielding respectively
- where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full in relation to a particular activity, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between their staff. Potential mitigating actions are set out in these illustrative workplace examples
- staff who are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) should not travel to or attend the workplace.
- staff may be feeling anxious about coming to work and also about impacts on livelihood. Workplaces should ensure staff are fully briefed and appropriately supported at this time
- any member of staff who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) (a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature) should be sent home and stay at home for 7 days from onset of symptoms. If the member of staff lives in a household where someone else is unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) then they must stay at home in line with the stay at home guidance
- employees will need your support to adhere to the recommendation to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to others
- employees should be reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds more frequently and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues
- frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
- those who follow advice to stay at home will be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day of their absence from work
- employers should use their discretion concerning the need for medical evidence for certification for employees who are unwell. This will allow GPs to focus on their patients
- if evidence is required by an employer, those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get an isolation note from NHS 111 online, and those who live with someone that has symptoms can get a note from the NHS website