Surveys in Cascade can be used in various ways, from developing your strategy to planning the Christmas party! Cascade comes preloaded with several templates for you to use, or you can design your own survey from scratch. Surveys are the engine that powers our Career and development planning and talent management features, as well as several other components of the Cascade platform. You can create and edit survey templates from Admin – Surveys. NOTE: You’ll need the appropriate system permissions to be able to create and send surveys.
Creating a Survey
The first thing you will need to do when creating your survey is to set up your survey template, Cascade comes preconfigured with a range of survey templates for your use, or you can build your template from scratch.
What question types can I use in my Survey?
Cascade currently supports 5 different question types – they are:
- Free text response
- Multiple choice
- Multiple choice (Several Answers)
- Data-based drop down
Deploying a Survey
Once you’ve created your survey, you’ll want to deploy it to your people. You can deploy surveys to everyone in the organization, or just specific people.
When you deploy a survey, the people to whom you’ve deployed will receive an (optional) email, and a notification in Cascade. They can click on this notification to be taken directly to the survey for them to complete it.
All pending surveys will be visible on a user’s dashboard. Click on either the link in the survey notification or on your dashboard to complete the survey. You are able to save drafts of your answers and submit them at a later point. Be mindful that answers can no longer be altered once submitted and that some surveys may have a deadline by which time they need to be completed.
Analyzing Survey Results
You can see the results of any survey by going to Reports – Surveys and selecting the survey you want to view from the list on the left hand side. You can download a copy of the survey results in pdf format by clicking the download link at the top right of the screen.
Once a survey is deployed, can it be edited?
No, once a survey has been deployed you will not be able to edit the content or add additional respondents. If you wish to do this a new survey must be launched.
I have deployed a survey, why is it not showing for everyone?
There could be a few reasons why a particular user cannot see your survey:
- A survey will not show if the survey’s end date has passed
- The survey has been manually ended by someone with the survey permission
- The survey was only deployed to certain individuals
Can I close a survey early?
Yes, you can close a survey before the deadline you created by going to Reports – Surveys, then clicking the Survey you want to end and finally clicking the ‘End Survey’ button.
Are surveys anonymous?