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How anonymous are employee surveys?

Employee surveys have an important function in companies. They help to measure employee satisfaction, collect feedback and identify weak points in the company. They are essential, especially in times when there is a shortage of skilled workers and employers are competing for talent. However, it is important that such surveys are absolutely anonymous. After all, employees will only answer honestly if they can be sure that their answers cannot be traced.

What rights do employees have under the GDPR?

The GDPR stipulates that personal data may only be collected and processed if it is necessary for the purpose of the processing. However, personal data is often not absolutely necessary for employee surveys. This means that the survey can be conducted anonymously or pseudonymously. In this case, no direct link is established between the answers and the person. This means that the employer does not know who gave which answers.

The anonymity of employee surveys is therefore required by law, but employers must nevertheless ensure that this is actually the case. Before conducting the survey, it is worth checking whether all legal requirements for the employee survey have been met.

Anonymity in employee surveys: Ensuring through technical measures and GDPR compliance

Technical measures can also help to ensure the anonymity of employee surveys. It is important that the servers on which the data is stored are appropriately secured. Those responsible should also ensure that only authorized persons have access to the results. It is also advisable to commission an external service provider to conduct the survey in order to rule out any possible influence on the part of the employer.

digitell.me offers all the functionalities required to survey employees in compliance with the GDPR.

Maintaining anonymity is essential in order to strengthen employees' trust in the company.

This is the only way to achieve meaningful results that help the company to make improvements and increase employee satisfaction. Employers should therefore ensure that all legal requirements are met to guarantee the protection of data and the anonymity of employees.

Do you want to improve employee satisfaction and engagement?

We at digitell.me are experts in the field of internal communication and human resources and are happy to support you in conducting effective and legally compliant employee surveys. Get in touch with us!