On-Demand Talent

Online Survey Programmer

SIVO’s Online Survey Programmer plays a critical role in the market research process by transforming market research questionnaires into automated, online data collection tools, ensuring the resulting online surveys are user-friendly and fully capture the critical data for analysis and reporting.

About This Role:

This Online Survey Programmer will work closely with you and your team to transform your market research questionnaires into automated, online data collection tools that are interesting and easy for your consumers to use, while also being capable of capturing the necessary data for analysis. This person:

  • Has expertise in online survey design and tools: Understands survey design and knows a variety of software tools and applications for scripting questionnaires and automating data collection with platforms such as SurveyMonkey, Zappi or Qualtrics.
  • Understands data management:  Is well-versed in efficiently storing and managing large volumes of market research data and ensuring quality checks take place and meet data quality and security standards.
  • Integrates data sources: Can collaborate with internal data teams to connect various data sources to the survey data that has been collected, for a comprehensive data analysis.  
  • Provide Technical Support: Provide technical support to your team and vendor teams to troubleshoot issues related to data collection tools and processes.

SIVO’s Online Survey Programmer plays a critical role in bridging the gap between research design to survey design, data collection, and analysis, ensuring that your market research efforts yield
valuable insights for your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use SIVO On Demand Talent?
When you need insights and expertise for an open role, special project, workload surges, or to cover a leave of absence, SIVO On Demand Talent is here to quickly match our fractional talent with your needs.
How long does it take to start working with this fractional talent?
We are able to match our talent with your opportunity very quickly, typically identifying the talent within 3-5 business days. For more specific talent needs, it may take a little longer.
How much does it cost to hire this fractional insights talent?
The cost is based on the level of fractional talent needed and the duration of the contract.
How do I inquire about this talent or start the hiring process?
Reach out to contact@SIVOInsights.com if you are interested in identifying talent for your resource needs.
Does SIVO provide the survey programming software and platform?
Our survey programmers typically use the platform that is preferred by our clients, like SurveyMonkey or Qualtrics. You might already be subscribed to a platform like Zappi, so our talent will work within the platform that is used in your organization.
How much training will be needed for an Online Survey Programmer?
SIVO’s Online Survey Programmers are experienced in market research, survey design, and utilizing multiple survey platforms. Additionally, most survey platforms are intuitive for experienced programmers, so there is minimal training needed.
How will the online survey be delivered to my customers or employees?
SIVO’s online survey programmers can provide a link or QR code to the survey. The link can be shared with respondents in a variety of ways. For instance, the survey link can be embedded in an email invitation to participate in the survey. A QR code can be printed on a product package, or a sticker to be placed on the product package. It can also be embedded into the company website. The Programmer will work with you and your team to develop the best way to reach your customers.
How will I receive the data from the survey?
Most survey platforms offer a data visualization interface or portal as part of their platforms. In addition, you or your SIVO Survey Programmer will be able to export the survey data from the platform into a CSV or Excel data file for processing and analysis.
What is the ideal survey length for an online survey?
Ideally, an online survey should be no more than 15 minutes in length. Beyond 15 minutes, respondents get fatigued and are at risk of dropping out before completing the survey. This adds additional cost and time to the data collection process.
What are some key tips for designing a great online survey?
Here are SIVO’s 10 tips for designing a great online survey:

  1. Define Your Objectives – Clearly establish the purpose and objectives of your survey. 
  2. Include an Introduction and Instructions – Provide a clear introduction at the beginning of the survey, explaining the purpose, importance, and estimated time for completion. 
  3. Ensure Anonymity and Confidentiality Assure respondents that their answers will remain confidential and anonymous.
  1. Avoid Leading or Biased Questions – Frame questions in a neutral manner to avoid biasing the respondents’ answers.
  2. Provide Response Options – Offer a variety of response options that cover the range of possible answers, including,  “don’t know” or “prefer not to answer.” 
  3. Use Logical Flow and Organization – Organize your survey in a logical and coherent order.
  4. Avoid Double-Barreled Questions – To ensure that your data is clear and insightful, be sure to avoid asking about two topics in a single question. 
  5. Make it Interesting – A mix of closed and open-ended question types can create a more interactive and enjoyable survey. 
  6. Keep Survey Length under 15 minutes – Survey length should be no longer than 15 minutes and, ideally, 12 minutes or less. 
  7. Test Your Survey – Before launching the survey, conduct a pilot test to identify any confusing or problematic questions. 

For more information, check out SIVO’s blog on this topic at: https://sivoinsights.com/great-insights-come-from-great-surveys/

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Unlike generic recruiting agencies, who focus on a broad range of talent, we solely focus on placing the best consumer insights talent within your organization.

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We solve your key business problems and objectives by finding you the right fractional insights professional with the specific skill set that fits your needs.

Why Hire SIVO

SIVO On Demand Talent places our network of insights professionals into client organizations for fill-in roles (covering a maternity or paternity leave or filling in while they are hiring for FT) or for special projects / initiatives that require resources beyond the client team’s capacity. 

How We Do It? We offer a personalized approach where we meet with the clients to scope out their needs – we listen and match our talent’s skills, expertise, preferences, and passion areas with the business need to create a win-win that will drive impactful results. SIVO vets for skills and expertise, and we encourage our clients to interview 2-3 candidates for their role to ensure cultural fit.