A one-off survey is one that will only take place once. Usually used for an ad hoc opinion survey.
A continuous survey will recur every week, month, or quarter. Usually used for an engagement pulse survey.
For continuous surveys, you can decide on how often you’d like the survey to be sent out. For example, a monthly survey means a new cycle of survey will automatically be sent out every month, unless you choose to manually pause or stop it.
EngageRocket provides 3 frequency options for you to choose: Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly. This allows you to set the desired frequency and then have the peace of mind that it will run accordingly, automatically. However, if you wish to change the frequency, you can also do so at any time under the Survey Records page.
The great thing about running a continuous survey is that the data will be trended over time. This allows you to track the sentiment of your employees and identify patterns or trend over different periods of time.
What we recommend
If you are considering a continuous survey, identify the operational rhythm within your organisation and time your survey in accordance to it. For example, if your organisation runs quarterly town halls or all-hands meetings, we'd recommend choosing the quarterly frequency for your pulse survey. This allows you to easily weave in the survey as part of Business-As-Usual (BAU) instead of a stand-alone exercise that requires special attention and budget. Additionally, it is also easier to allocate some time during the town hall or all-hands meeting to communicate the results back to your employees.