WE SPEAK: Faculty & Staff Survey 2020

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Your voice. Your team. Your Western.

What drives you? Meaningful work? Opportunities to learn? Positive feedback? Collaboration? Pride in your department or University? A good leader? Or perhaps you are someone who always gives your best, whatever you do. These are just some of things that help people feel "engaged" with their work, and with their workplace and colleagues.

Western is now laying the groundwork for our 2020 WE SPEAK Survey that will measure the workplace culture and engagement of our faculty and staff. The survey begins January 28, 2020, and it is a great opportunity to have your voice heard. We want to know how you feel about your work, your department or faculty, and Western. The data from this survey will provide insight for your team into strengths, and into areas that may need improvement.

The survey, conducted at arm's length by the Canadian company Metrics@Work, is confidential and optional.

What is engagement and why does it matter?

Employee engagement is "a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigour, dedication, and absorption." (Wilman Schaufeli, Utrecht University).

According to Western Professor John Meyer (Industrial and Organization Psychology), engagement matters because engaged employees are willing to go above and beyond, they are more effective, are absent less often, and are more likely to stay longer. Importantly, engagement also relates positively to employees' own physical and psychological well-being.

Western is committed to making our university the very best place to work and you have an important role in making that happen. So, please, make sure your voice is heard. Watch for more communications and details to come and then take part in the survey which will run from January 28th to February 14, 2020. Your voice matters.

Resources

2017 WE SPEAK Survey Results

Western has conducted two Faculty and Staff surveys in the past - in 2017 and in 2012. The 2020 survey will be conducted by the same Canadian company that conducted those surveys - Metrics @ Work. Here are results from the 2017 survey (Western login required).

Summary of Key Results - This summary will give you a quick overview of participation rates, identified areas of strength, and areas where there is opportunity for improvement

Western-wide WE SPEAK survey results - This is a more detailed version of Western-wide results.


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