Given that there are so many different types of surveys you could distribute to employees, their ideal timeframes may vary as well. As you create and plan to distribute your questionnaires you might ask yourself “how often should employee surveys be done?”
Oftentimes, you may hear “quarterly employee engagement survey” because many companies find that questionnaires focusing on engagement are best when administered each business quarter. On the other hand, a pulse survey would most likely occur much more frequently, depending on the nature of the business. Some companies might distribute them weekly, others may send them out once a month.
Onboarding surveys are usually sent out to new hires at the beginning of their employment followed by training surveys to get onboarded workers accustomed to standard company practices. Exit interview surveys, however, would go out to employees who are leaving which self-explanatorily occurs at the end of their employment. Likewise, annual reviews are surveys conducted and administered once a year! Engagement surveys are often grouped into the annual category as well if not grouped into the quarterly category.
Overall, it really depends on the intention of the survey and the results or responses your company is looking to receive from them once all employees complete them.