This survey is open to all full-time and part-time appointed staff employees hired on or before July 1, 2017. It is not open to temporary employees. Staff employees on leave may take the survey if they wish.
Faculty employees are not included in this survey at this time. Faculty employees utilize their own survey methods.
Participation in the survey is not mandatory, but highly recommended in order to allow staff employees the ability to be part of changes that directly affect their work life. The more responses we receive, the more information we have to guide meaningful change.
IU is committed to creating an environment in which employees feel engaged in their work and valued by our university. The results from this survey will help IU understand the needs of its employees, what IU is doing well, and where there are opportunities to improve the environment at IU.
Taking this survey will allow you to share anonymous feedback about your work experience at IU: whether you feel valued, if you feel your contributions matter, and the level of pride in your work. The results will then be interpreted by leaders and staff to create action plans to address opportunities to enhance what works well and address opportunities to improve.
IU has chosen to partner with an industry leader in employee engagement surveys, Gallup, to administer an anonymous, confidential survey of IU staff employees. Gallup will serve as an impartial third-party in the process and provide meaningful tools to help teams act upon their results. Partnering with a large survey organization allows us to benchmark our results alongside other universities.
An “engaged” employee is someone who is involved in and enthusiastic about his or her work. An employee engagement survey measures the extent to which the conditions that lead to engagement for each employee are being met.
An engagement survey is not the same as an opinion or satisfaction survey. An engagement survey features specially developed questions that measures the extent to which the conditions that lead to engagement for each employee are being met.
The survey features 22 questions specifically created to help measure your engagement and perception of IU’s culture. Answers to these questions reveal how employees feel about an organization and whether employees are supported and able to thrive in their work.
This initial survey is a snapshot in time and a starting point to measure staff engagement using Gallup’s proven method. Future feedback opportunities may include open-ended questions.
The survey and results are not punitive. They are intended to provide a benchmark measure of employee engagement. The survey provides a starting point from which all workgroups can improve.
Your responses are rolled into the unit you belonged to as of August 28, 2017. They will not move with you.
The survey results belong to everybody and will be used by leaders and staff to enhance employee engagement at IU. HR colleagues, Survey Champions, and Organizational Development teams — all specially trained by Gallup to guide the interpretation and utilization of survey data — will assist teams in determining what the results mean, what actions may lead to meaningful change, and putting plans into action. Changes at the work unit level can be led by staff at that level — reinforcing positive aspects of the culture and directly addressing any issues uncovered by the survey.
High-level results of the survey will be shared with IU executives and HR leaders by the end of 2017. Organization-level results and opportunities to improve will be discussed by IU leadership and shared after that. Survey Champions, HR colleagues, and Organizational Development teams will then help share data with leadership and staff employees in 2018 to aid action planning to address any opportunities.
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