How To Survey Guides

Did you know the average online survey response rate is less than 2%? That’s dangerously low and delivers potentially misleading results. It’s not always easy to figure out the best way to survey people. Whether you want to run a staff survey, customer survey, or survey your partners to find out what they think – there are myriad methods, tools, ideas, tips and approaches. Survey Guides can be really helpful in considering the optimal approach for your organization.

So, in this section you’ll find our best How to Survey Guides. In here we have collected together our best articles on the How to Survey topic, ranging from the best time to send survey emails, the right questions to ask in your surveys, advice on how long your survey should be to get the most well-rounded feedback, and the best way to get a great response rate.

Likert Scale Examples, Questions & What You Need to Know
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Likert Scale Examples, Questions & What You Need to Know

Likert scales are rating scales often used in customer surveys. This form of rating scale is named after its inventor, psychologist Rensis Likert. A Likert scale is a psychometric scale that’s effectively used to assess the opinions, attitudes…
How MasteryPrep raised the bar in feedback excellence
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How MasteryPrep is raising the bar in feedback excellence

College prep is a serious business, especially in the US. However, only one in four students score college-ready on the ACT (The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States) For low-income and minority students,…
When to Send a Customer Satisfaction Survey
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When to Send a Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer satisfaction survey response rates are influenced by a multitude of factors, many of which we’ve discussed previously. One of the most important is timing. The day of the week, the time of the day along with the time delay between…
ParentPay CSAT
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ParentPay Passes CSAT Exam With Flying Colors

Schools have undergone a cashless revolution since ParentPay launched its innovative payment solution in 2002. As a result of removing cash, schools have saved millions of hours of time accounting for meals, trips, uniforms and other school…
Zendesk Survey Integration with Customer Thermometer
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Zendesk Survey Integration with Customer Thermometer

Way back in 2013 the helpdesk manager of a very large business who were using Zendesk to manage their support tickets told us that he wanted to add the power and capabilities of the Customer Thermometer application to his Zendesk helpdesk process. He…
The Lost Art of Talking to Customers
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The Lost Art of Talking to Customers

According to the Q1 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report U.S. adults, on average, are spending 11 hours a day connected to linear and digital media, watching movies and videos or looking at social media. Another study highlights that although…
Lands End CSAT
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Retailer Lands' End shares its success using Customer Thermometer

“We have been completely blown away by the results of using Customer Thermometer. In the first 3 months, we had x6 times the number of responses we hoped for. Not only that, the customer satisfaction level is awesome – a real validation…
3 customer support teams you should know about
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3 customer support teams of the future

The truly great sports teams don’t just get great results. They each have their own unique character that inspires loyal fans. They set standards for the next generation to beat. And what about the acclaimed teams from TV and film like…
5 customer-centric habits of the most successful companies
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5 customer-centric habits of the most successful companies

Highly successful businesses have a great reputation for treating customers well. In other words, delivering a great customer experience (CX). In each business, the customer profiles are different, as are customer journeys and expectations…
How to embed a customer satisfaction survey in email communications
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How to Embed a Customer Satisfaction Survey in Email

Here at Customer Thermometer we are big fans of simplicity. Why make anything more complex than it needs to be? This is why we love embedding customer satisfaction surveys in emails. They are easy to setup, provide great response rates and…
Getting the Best Survey Mix for ISO 9001 / ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction
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Getting the Best Survey Mix for ISO 9001 / ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction

The latest international best practice on customer satisfaction from the ISO standards body builds upon work started more than 30 years ago. A lot has changed in that time, though many principles remain the same: happy customers are worth…
How to Avoid Losing A Major Client
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How to Avoid Losing A Major Client

Most, if not all, organizations will have a major customer or two. These are the key accounts that have a significant part to play in your business success; potentially ruining your year (or, at the other end of the spectrum, doubling your sales)…