The National Employee Survey
The Nation's Premier Employee Survey
Ensure job satisfaction, employee engagement and plan for the future. Get a clear and accurate picture of the workplace and employee climate.
The National Employee Survey (The NES) helps you know the major issues facing employees that are crucial to smart management and policy.
Measure the Employee Experience
The National Employee Survey™ (The NES™) is a complete assessment tool to help local governments answer tough questions about the workplace. Your survey results will help you optimize your organization, giving you and your team the confidence to take on challenges in your community.
The NES is a low-cost, customizable and easy-to-administer survey for local governments and other public-sector organizations. Developed by survey research experts and local government professionals, The NES presents findings across ten dimensions of the employee experience.
This survey provides benchmark comparisons with other local government employees across the U.S. The NES also explores how employees perceive the community where they work, providing insight into how their efforts impact the community at large.
HR managers and senior staff use the The NES to:
Show management interest in employee satisfaction
Identify areas for improvement
Develop strategies to improve the workplace
Strengthen the connection of the local government workforce to residents
Improve employee engagement
Improve staff morale
Tried and Trusted
The NES is a powerful tool that uses rigorous and statistically-valid methods of administration and analysis. Our methods also ensure employee anonymity to encourage candor. Results may be segmented by departments, tenure, exemption status and more, providing a comprehensive and specific picture of employee opinion.
The NES Services
Interactive reporting of results on Polco (PDF download available)
Benchmark comparisons with other local government employees across the country
Scientific survey methods to best reflect candid employee perspectives
Survey conducted and analyzed by a data-science practitioner