82 Essential Employee Well-Being Survey Questions for 2023

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In the modern working world, your people are your organization’s most valuable assets. So, it’s mission-critical to ensure your company is proactive in taking care of them. In this article, you’ll discover employee well-being survey questions that will help you to gauge employee wellness, understand what can be improved, and take decisive action to ensure your staff are well cared for.

In today’s professional landscape, employee well-being isn’t an afterthought—it’s essential. It’s vital to talk about wellness and mental health at work, but it’s not always easy. And that’s why employee well-being surveys asking the right questions are a vital human resources tool.  

Employee well-being is broad, complex, and multifaceted. So, if you’re feeling unsure how to navigate the challenge of soliciting feedback from your team and putting it into action, we’ve got you covered.

Check out this list of 82 essential employee well-being survey questions for work teams.

Why is Employee Well-Being So Essential?

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Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. Their hard work, dedication, and expertise are the keys that unlock your company’s success.

But in order for your employees to perform at their best, they have to feel their best—mentally, physically, and emotionally.

In today’s workplace, this is often easier said than done. After all, technology has made employees more constantly accessible than ever before. And when you fuse this with the fact that pandemic-induced remote work made it virtually impossible to create boundaries between work time and personal time.

In fact, 42% of workers identified mental health and wellness as the top area for companies to invest to improve company culture.

Yet there are still significant challenges with employee well-being:

While employee well-being surveys are simply the first step in a significant undertaking, they’re an incredibly important one.

And asking the right questions is the only way to ensure you’re receiving insights from your team that you can take and put into action.

82 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions for Work

Here are 82 employee well-being survey questions to help you acquire valuable insights from your workgroup.

8 General Employee Well-Being Survey Questions

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  1. Do you have any known medical conditions that you’d like us to be aware of? If yes, do you have access to adequate treatment and care for your conditions?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much importance do you place on employee wellness?
  3. What fitness activities do you prefer?
  4. Are you able to eat a nutritionally balanced lunch during office hours?
  5. Do you have access to healthy snacks at work?
  6. Do you postpone or go without medical procedures because of insufficient insurance coverage?
  7. How many hours of sleep, on average, do you get a night?
  8. What wellness-promoting initiatives would you like to see in the workplace?

14 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions About Physical Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

  1. Do you follow a regular exercise routine?
  2. Would you join a fitness club (e.g., Pilates, yoga, cycling club), if we start one in the organization?
  3. Do you skip breakfast or lunch while at work?
  4. Have you experienced any eyesight problems because of the screen time?
  5. Does your neck, upper back, lower back, or elbows hurt while you work?
  6. How often are you able to get up and stretch or walk during a typical workday?
  7. How many breaks do you take on a typical workday?
  8. Do you experience any physical distress (i.e. headaches, dizziness, blood pressure, etc.) because of work stress?
  9. Personally, is employee wellness important to you?
  10. Do you often snack during your work hours?
  11. How would you rate the nutritional value of the food that you eat on a regular basis?
  12. Do you ever experience sleeplessness because of work pressure?
  13. On a typical day, how many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat?
  14. On average, how many glasses of water do you drink per day?

7 Mental Health-Focused Employee Well-Being Survey Questions

  1. How do you deal with workplace stress?
  2. What are the strategies you use to care for your mental health at work?
  3. Do you think your job positively impacts your mental health? Why or why not?
  4. What are ways (your company) could better support employees’ mental health?
  5. Have you ever felt the need to take time away from work to tend to your mental health?
  6. Would you be interested in participating in company-wide events, such as a meditation seminar or wellness retreat, to improve your mental health in the workplace?
  7. Has there ever been a time when your mental health affected your performance at work, positively or negatively? If yes, please describe.

11 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions for Gauging Workload

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  1. Does the amount of work you’re expected to complete in any given week feel manageable and reasonable?
  2. Do you often feel burnt out?
  3. Do you have someone to speak to when you are feeling stressed at work?
  4. Are conversations about mental health and stress normal at our company?
  5. Do you look forward to coming to work most days?
  6. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being not stressed at all, 10 being constantly stressed out), rate your stress level on a typical day.
  7. Do you often have negative thoughts about your job?
  8. Do you feel that you’re getting what you want out of your job?
  9. Do you often feel emotionally drained?
  10. How many hours per day do you spend at your desk?
  11. On average, how many hours per day do you spend staring at a screen?

10 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions About Work-Life Balance

  1. Please rate your work-life balance in this job on a scale of 1 to 10.
  2. Do you think the breaks provided are sufficiently long enough for you?
  3. How often do your tasks drag into post-work hours?
  4. Do you agree with this statement: “My organization is committed to the wellness of its employees.”
  5. Are you usually able to balance hobbies and personal activities with your workload?
  6. Do your work responsibilities ever interfere with childcare or other family responsibilities?
  7. Are there any changes you recommend that can improve your work-life balance?
  8. Do you feel like there are enough flexible work arrangements in this job?
  9. What flexible working arrangements would you like to see implemented in our organization?
  10. On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult is it for you to balance your workload with childcare and other personal responsibilities?

11 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions About Company Management

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  1. Is there a person within the organization you feel you can speak to about stress and other factors that influence your work performance?
  2. Do you feel you can communicate openly with your managers about workload and performance expectations? Would your manager be understanding if you took a mental health day?
  3. Would you feel comfortable asking your manager for support in sustaining a healthy work-life balance?
  1. Are you satisfied working under your immediate supervisor? Why or why not?
  2. How would you describe management’s effectiveness in communicating with you and your fellow co-workers?
  3. Can you recount a specific instance in which you felt helped/supported by management?
  4. Do you have any interest in a management position?
  5. What are ways in which management can improve in the following areas: leadership, collaboration, communication, delegating assignments, and professional support?
  6. Are you comfortable speaking with management if you have any issues with a coworker? Why or why not?
  7. What are the qualities that you look for in a manager?
  8. Do you agree with the following: “My supervisors do their best to accommodate me when I need to take time off for personal reasons”?

9 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions About Social Wellness

  1. What are ways in which (your company) can facilitate more team building between coworkers?
  2. How would you describe your relationship with other members of your team?
  3. Have you ever felt isolated at work? Are you still experiencing isolation from any employees of the company?
  4. How important is it to you to get along well with your coworkers?
  5. What are ways in which (the company) can help new hires socialize with long-time employees?
  6. What types of events would you be interested in participating in to socialize with your coworkers?
  7. Do you feel comfortable speaking with your fellow colleagues about issues you are experiencing with them?
  8. How would you describe (your company’s) guidelines for dealing with conflict between coworkers? Do you think they are effective?
  9. On a scale of 1 to 10, how strongly do you agree with the following: “My co-workers are friendly and supportive.”

12 Employee Well-Being Survey Questions About Work Environment

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  1. In the last six months, have you considered quitting your job?
  2. If our company provided free healthy snacks, would you eat them?
  3. Would you be interested in a company-provided wearable fitness tracker, such as a Fitbit or Jawbone?
  4. Would you be interested in onsite group fitness activities, such as bootcamp?
  5. What specific fitness activities interest you?
  6. Would you participate in a company-wide fitness or wellness challenge?
  7. When do you prefer to exercise?
  8. Would you be interested in a standing desk?
  9. Would you be interested in replacing your desk chair with an exercise ball?
  10. Are you interested in mental health services, like stress and anxiety management classes?
  11. Would you be interested in joining a book club centered around wellness and personal & professional development?
  12. If we brought in wellness subject experts (nutrition, sleep, stress management, etc.), would you attend hosted learning sessions?
  13. Would you recommend our company as a positive place to work?

In today’s professional world, your people are your organization’s most valuable assets. So, it’s mission-critical to ensure your company is proactive in gauging employee well-being, understanding what can be improved, and taking decisive action to ensure your employees are well cared for.

Does your organization do employee well-being surveys? If so, what kind of questions do you ask? Let us know in the comments below!

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If you’ve got questions about how team building can help support employee well-being and engagement, reach out to an Employee Engagement Consultant.  


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