Email is the default and recommended mode of communication from Peakon. Each survey link on Peakon is unique to the employee, and therefore it is important for the employee to use the link provided in the email addressed to them directly.
This article will contain:
- Sending the survey email
- Customization of the survey email
- What time will surveys be sent?
- Email domains
- Unsubscribed employees
Sending the survey email
On the day of the survey launch, the survey link is sent to all active employees as long as they have a valid email address, and as long as Email sendout is enabled within your schedule, in the Email tab.
Once the survey has launched you will be able to see when the next survey reminder will be sent out to employees who have not yet completed the survey. It's possible to override the date for the next reminder by clicking on the Override icon within your schedule (Administration > Schedules).
Overriding the first reminder email will also push the subsequent reminder email date backward or forward by the same number of days.
It's also possible to send survey reminders at any time by clicking on the Send reminder icon. This will immediately send out survey reminders. For more information about survey reminders, please take a look at Survey participant facing emails.
Resending the survey email
If an employee wishes to have their survey email resent, they need to contact their administrator to get this request actioned. If the employee has already completed their survey, the resend link will contain the option to reset the survey on the employee's end. On the administrator end, whether or not the employee completed the survey, the Resend request will appear the same, for confidentiality reasons.
Sending survey to new employee
Please refer to Adding a new employee manually for instructions on sending a new employee their survey link.
Customization of the survey email
For administrators, survey email customization is done separately on each schedule, which can be useful when each schedule relates to a different entity in the organization, as an example.
The below settings live within the schedule, namely in the Email and Survey settings tabs.
To set the survey sender, navigate to the Survey settings tab within your schedule. We recommend using a name that employees will recognize, such as the campaign name for the survey or the name of a senior leader, as this can help drive participation.
If a senior leader name is used, be sure to check with your IT department whether there are any spam filters on your organization’s email servers that would block mass emails from a certain name being delivered.
In the absence of a survey sender, Peakon will automatically select a sender from the administrators list.
Peakon provides the following standard email subject line which is automatically translated into all the languages Peakon supports: “Please help us make [company name] a better place to work.”
The subject line can be customized within the Email tab on the Schedule.
Peakon provides the following email text which is automatically translated into all the languages Peakon supports:
“We're using Peakon to gather feedback on what's working, and where we need to make some improvements.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.
This section is a good chance to communicate to your employees on how their feedback will be used and any additional information that could be useful to manage their expectations and help drive participation.
The default email subject and text content is automatically translated into all Peakon languages. Employees who either have a language preference set on their profile or have a specific language detected will be able to read the email in their preferred language.
Customizing the subject line or email text removes the automatic translations. This means that customized subject lines are not automatically translated by Peakon, unless localizations have also been added, in which case the localized subject line or email text will be used where Peakon is able to identify the employees language preference.
To add a localization to the email subject or text:
- Click on Add translations under the field you wish to localize
- Select a language and type in the translated subject line
- Click on Update to save changes
What time will surveys be sent?
There are a couple of scenarios to consider regarding the time that the survey will go out.
If you schedule the survey for today's date and enable data collection, the survey will go out immediately, regardless of timezones.
If the survey has been scheduled for a date in the future and data collection has been enabled, the survey will automatically go out at the times listed below, taking into consideration the following factors:
- When the timezone has been set on employee records, the survey will be sent out at 09:00 in the employee's respective timezone
- If the employee is receiving their first Peakon survey and there is no timezone set on the employee record, the survey will be sent at 09:00 UTC
- If the employee has already answered a Peakon survey, and there is no timezone set on the employee record, Peakon will send the survey at 09:00 in the employee's local time. This is because Peakon was able to remember the employees timezone based on their browser settings when they took the last survey.
- Allowing emails from Peakon
Ensuring email delivery from Peakon provides the necessary information for your IT department to ensure that Peakon emails are delivered successfully. Skipping this step could result in bounced emails or emails automatically marked as spam.
Incorrect email added
If an employee has the wrong email added, they will not receive the survey and if this is due to a typo, their email will also likely be marked as bounced.
You can find the list of bounced emails by filtering your results on the employees page:
- Go to Administration > Employees
- Using the filter options select Email status
- Set it to Bounced
If you have identified an employee with an incorrect email address, simply update their email address to the correct one and if there is a live survey round, Peakon will automatically attempt to resend the survey to the new email address.
Aside from the Email status filter, you can also use the Email filter and choose 'Not set' to find employees without an email address.
If your company uses multiple email domains, for example, .com and .co.uk, etc. please let our Support team know so that we can add the additional domains to your account prior to uploading your employee data to prevent errors during your upload.
Employees have the option to unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link in their Peakon email. The Email tab within the schedule will display the number of employees who have unsubscribed (without naming them, for confidentiality reasons).
Administrators will have the option to resubscribe these employees by clicking the Resubscribe button.