Employee engagement survey

Employee engagement refers to the connection employees feel with their jobs, how invested employees feel in the success of their work teams and organization. Research has found that engaged employees get more satisfaction and fulfillment from their work, are less likely to quit, and are more likely to ‘give their all’ at their jobs.

In Spring 2018, UWL employees responded to our first Employee Engagement Survey. This survey is on a bi-annual cycle, and in March 2020 employees will again have an opportunity to participate. **COVID-19 Update - The Engagement Survey has been delayed due to the University's response to COVID-19. There is no new timeframe for when the next survey will be deployed.

This survey provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to identify UWL’s strengths and opportunities for improvement as a workplace. Part of the ‘Investing in our People’ strategic initiative, the primary goal is to use your responses to enhance our work lives and UWL overall.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the employee engagement survey different from the campus climate survey? expanding section

While both the Employee Engagement Survey and Campus Climate Survey are designed to understand and improve UWL employee experiences, only the Employee Engagement Survey is designed to assess more holistically how employees at UWL feel about working here and to inform specific ideas to improve UWL as a workplace.

Is the Survey Voluntary? expanding section

Yes. Participating in the survey allows you to express your ideas and will ultimately drive positive change in your workplace.

Is this survey confidential? expanding section

Yes. This survey is being administered in accordance with the IRB and in accordance to strict confidentiality policies. At no time will survey data be presented or shared with any other individual in a way that would connect you to your responses. Rather, group-level and aggregate data will be shared to drive positive change in our work experiences.

Who will have access to my response? Will my supervisor or anyone else at UWL see my answers? expanding section

No. All personal responses will be kept completely confidential. The principal survey administrator will collect, report, and analyze the data. At no point will any other individual, be privy to the origins of specific feedback. All results will be reported at the aggregated/team level.

If/when a team or employee group has fewer than 10 employees, that group will be combined with another such that results are always representing the aggregate of at least 10 individual employees.