How to get a strong pulse?

Ramboll Pulse Surveys are short and frequent surveys designed to regularly measure employee engagement and other strategic aspects both across the entire organization and within individual departments. 

The purpose of pulse surveys is to transform employee engagement from being an annual endeavor to an ongoing, proactive practice. 

Allowing leaders and organizations to continuously track engagement levels and respond promptly to emerging challenges. By swiftly addressing employees' concerns, potential disengagement can be effectively mitigated, fostering a thriving and productive work environment.

Pulse surveys serve as a powerful tool to enhance the overall employee experience and drive employee engagement.

When employees feel engaged, they identify with the organization, its values, and take responsibility for contributing to its success. 

Over the past 20 years, numerous research studies have highlighted the positive effects of engaged employees. 

Linking engagement to core business metrics such as performance, costumer satisfaction, and reduced turnover, among other things.

Pulse surveys also effectively create an ongoing focus on employee engagement. Regularly measuring and working with engagement makes it a more integrated part of managers' and employees' daily routines.

Frequent pulse surveys encourage leaders to commit to initiatives and action plans throughout the year. Likewise, managers can measure the progress of their initiatives and adjust their strategies if needed.​​​


Pulse surveys can also be effective tools during organizational changes. Changes can affect the work environment, and employees may experience change differently. During periods of change, it's essential to measure and discuss engagement more frequently – even after the changes have been implemented.

Lastly, frequent pulse surveys demonstrate that the organization values employees' feedback and is interested in promoting their well-being. It is motivating for employees when they feel that the organization cares about their well-being.



To get the most out of pulse survey, the frequency and content should align with the organizational culture, feedback practices, and other types of employee surveys. Avoid measuring more frequently than you can act upon the results.

It's not necessarily the frequency of surveys that leads to survey fatigue among employees; it's the lack of follow-up on the results. Therefore, ensure an adequate amount of time between surveys for leaders and employees to process and act on the results.

Andreas Barfoed-Høj

Business Psychologist (cand.psych)


Xact By Rambøll

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