What are your reporting demographics?
These are all the different ways you’ll want to cut your survey data, in addition to your reporting hierarchy. There are many different options which are unique to each organization, but the standard demographic views are:
- Job Level
- Job Type
- Function (this allows for any matrix functions in your organization – e.g., any HR team members who sit in multiple businesses)
What should your demographics and their options include?
We’ve recommended some standard best-practice demographics below. You may wish to add to these or tailor them using the following template. Where possible, we recommend pre-coding demographics for each employee as much as possible, rather than ask them on the survey. This will depend on the information you have available in your human resources system.
|Demographic name||Demographic options|
60 and over
|Tenure||Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 5 years
More than 5 years
|Job Level||Individual contributor (doesn’t manage a team)
Manager (less than 5 years experience managing a team)
Senior Manager (more than 5 years experience managing a team)
Senior Leader (looks after a significant area of business in the organization)