not fall immediately before a weekend, national holiday, or other day off. Make it convenient for your employees to take the survey. How long should you make the survey available? Two weeks is the optimal time frame for promoting the survey and making it available to employees. Gallup finds the highest survey response rates when the survey is open for this time frame. Consider the types of communication media you use for survey promotion: A wider date range may be necessary for slower communication methods such as print media.You can adjust the survey date range at any time through the Gallup Employee Engagement Center Dashboard, even after the survey goes live. The Employee Engagement Center Dashboard provides daily participation rates during the survey, so if you are not happy with how many employees have completed the survey, you can extend the survey close date to boost participation. Alternatively, if participation soars to levels you are content with earlier than expected, you can close the survey early and access your results sooner. Finally, consider scheduling the survey for a time when receiving results would coincide with a significant company event such as quarterly reviews, team retreats, etc. You could schedule the survey based on these events to report the survey findings, review the results, and discuss team goals after the survey. STEPS TO CHECKüConsider the optimal two-week time frame to keep the survey open for employee participation.üDevelop a communication plan before selecting a date range for the survey, consulting with leadership as necessary.üConsider employees’ schedules when picking a survey start date. üMonitor participation rates through the Gallup Employee Engagement Center Dashboard after the survey has started, remembering the option to extend the close date to increase participation (or end the survey early).üCoordinate the survey so that results will be available for pertinent company events.