How long should my survey be?

Here are the types of surveys we see most frequently and the number of questions we recommend including for each:

Survey Type Number of Questions
Engagement survey 30-40
New hire and exit surveys 10-20
Engagement check-in surveys 5-10


Other types of surveys (e.g. surveys on benefits, diversity and inclusion, etc.) may vary in length, but when possible your goal should be for surveys to only take a few minutes to complete.