Free COVID-19 Employee Pulse Survey by Debra Corey

Debra Corey’s Employee Pulse Survey makes it easier for you to get a clear picture of your talent’s well-being while at a distance, during this global health crisis.

Set in motion this HR-specialist’s convenient process and benefit from its actionable insights, free of charge for the first three months.

Now, more important than ever

Your employees are facing a wide range of new emotions and challenges impacting their well-being and their ability to get work done. The time is now to connect, understand and support your people and your business.

Zero hassle, we know you’re busy

Your COVID-19 survey is ready to use. You only need to upload a spreadsheet with your staff’s emails, and the results will show you your prioritized areas of improvement.

Don’t worry about your budget

We’re giving you access to the COVID-19 Employee Pulse Survey and the rest of our platform free of charge for the first 3 months. No strings attached. No credit card needed. No automatic renewals.

About Debra Corey

Debra is a highly experienced and award-winning HR leader, world-class speaker, three-time author, and was recently named one of the top 101 global employee engagement influencers. She’s had a varied career, working for global companies such as Gap Inc., Honeywell, Merlin Entertainments and Reward Gateway, where she’s developed and delivered HR strategies in a rebellious way, pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo to truly drive employee engagement.

About Starred

Starred is your People Experience feedback tool of choice. We help you understand how to improve your Candidate and Employee Experience through our respondent-friendly, automated surveys, so you make your talent heard, from hire to retire. Your prioritized insights will show you what areas of improvement you should focus your efforts on first.

The Survey

During these unprecedented times it is absolutely critical to understand how your workforce are feeling, and what challenges and concerns they are facing. This special COVID-19 Employee Pulse Survey has been developed as a tool to help you quickly and easily obtain this information, giving your employees a voice and delivering quick and actionable results to help your people and business get through the crisis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it really free? What’s the catch?

Yes, it’s completely free and there is no catch. Debra Corey has the knowledge, and we have the software – this is our way of helping others during this crisis.

What is the length of the free license period?

We set the free license at three (3) months from the date in which you register your account. If the health crisis requires a longer period of time, Starred will communicate this well before the expiry date.

What happens after the three months?

Nothing! If you don’t do anything to renew your account, it will automatically expire, and Starred will delete your data.

What if we wish to continue using our Starred account?

If you wish to use the service further, contact Starred and ask for a Starred license that will suit your needs well before the expiration.

Who can see the results?

Besides you, your account lets you invite up to four (4) other individuals as users. You can manage their user rights. That makes it five users in total.

Is the survey flexible?

The survey is specifically made for this health crisis and is standardized to offer you benchmark data from other companies that use it too. If you need other types of surveys please contact Starred for an offer of a Starred license that will suit your needs.

How many invitations for feedback can we send?

The free account is capped at 1,000 invites. If you need more, please contact a Starred representative and ask for a Starred license that suits your needs.

In which languages is the survey available?

Currently, the survey is available in English and Dutch. If you need it in a language that is currently not available, please let us know – we might be able to offer it on short notice.

What does the survey measure?

The survey measures the likelihood with which your employees would recommend you as a place to work, giving you your Employee Net Promoter Score. You can read more about NPS in this blogpost. The follow-up questions will be around the themes of communication and trust, as well as leadership and recognition. In addition, there will be more general questions addressing expectations, flexibility, and autonomy. The questionnaire has been created by Debra Corey.

Will the results be anonymous?

Yes, we believe that anonymity is the best way to get the most honest feedback. You want more than just get the overall picture, so we recommend you add some extra properties to the employees when you upload the file. For example, you could consider including which department they work for, the name of their manager, and their location. Properties are tags that you can use to filter your results. In order to guarantee anonymity, we show you results when there are at least seven (7) responses that meet the filter criteria.

Is my data safe?

Your data are super safe, and securely encrypted and hosted on AWS. To verify for yourself, you can check Starred’s security measures on

Who is the owner of the data?

You are and will be the owner of the data. This is clearly stated in our T&Cs (Art 8.3). There is also a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) to clearly distinguish between the responsibilities you have as being responsible for the data, and the responsibilities that Starred has as the processor of the data. You can find the T&Cs and DPA here: