Employee Engagement Survey 2016 - coming soon
The University has come a long way towards fulfilling its goals and objectives and as a result we continue to move forward in our efforts to build a better organisation. As a valued staff member you deserve much of the credit for this achievement.
As a part of our continuous improvement efforts, USQ will soon launch its fourth Employee Engagement Survey to all staff. Information from the survey will allow the University to put in place a range of improvements that will contribute to making working at USQ a better and more fulfilling experience. Survey results will also allow us to compare how we are performing over time, both internally and externally.
The survey is conducted by an external organisation and is confidential and anonymous, and should take around 20 minutes to complete.
The Engagement Survey has been designed to allow you to have your say on key issues such as:
- job satisfaction
- organisational culture
- career development
- leadership, and
As some of you may recall, the last employee survey was completed in 2014 and gave us some valuable feedback from which a number of actions and outcomes were achieved. To ensure we continue to build on those efforts, the 2016 survey will allow us to gauge how successful we have been in making improvements and in responding to the feedback you gave in that survey, along with progress we’ve made in other areas.
The survey will be launched on Monday 8 February for a period of two weeks and you will be sent an email with the link to the live online survey on that date. This year, you have a number of choices about how you complete the survey – you can do this at your desk on your PC, you can visit one of the computer labs in times we’ve set aside just for this purpose, or for the first time this year you can complete the survey on your mobile device.
To encourage you to participate and to show our appreciation of your efforts, the University has put in place a range of incentives for participation. Building the success of our 2014 initiative, we have again committed to donate $5 per valid survey completed to a registered charity – if we reach our target response rate of 75%, this could mean around $6,000 being donated to those in need. In addition, we’ve also added some team based incentives, and individual thank you incentives for each employee who completes the survey.
More details about the survey and incentives are available on the HR website.
I encourage you to participate once the survey is launched and look forward to seeing the results and sharing these with you.
Professor Jan Thomas
Vice-Chancellor & President