Employee Engagement Survey - thank you

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our Employee Engagement Survey.

A big thank you to 73% of colleagues who completed a copy of the Employee Engagement Survey.  Together we raised a fantastic £3,556 for charity, beating the 2016 total by £250.

The University donated £1 for each completed survey, and colleagues chose to allocate their £1 as follows: 

  • Foodbanks (to be shared between Exeter and Penryn foodbanks) 40% £1,437
  • Hospices (shared between Hospiscare and Cornwall Hospice Care) 28% £1,002
  • Cancer Research 31% £1,117

Our overall 73% response rate is the same as our last survey in 2016, so gives meaningful comparison. This year our engagement score is 66%, which is the same level as in 2016. In 2016, we moved from carrying out a biennial job satisfaction survey to a biennial engagement survey – this is because we wanted to understand how engaged colleagues feel with the University as an employer. By this we mean how connected and committed colleagues are and how we work together to reach institutional goals.

Your feedback gives an accurate picture of how it feels to work here on which to base actions in the coming months. It's been analysed by ORC, the independent company who run the survey for us. Colleagues can log in to read results

A timeline shows more about the results and action planning.  

College and service level results, along with the University-wide results, will be used to inform local discussion and action planning workshops, which will be led by senior teams.  Please get involved in discussions within your teams so improvements can be made where you would like to see them.

The key areas which require action across the University are being identified by the Positive Working Environment (PWE) board ahead of an action planning summit on 12 March.