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5-Minute Staff Survey Check-In

From October 10 through October 28, 2016, a “5-Minute Staff Survey Check-In” was conducted to gauge staff awareness of the 2015 Staff Survey results.

The “Check-In” solicited input from eligible staff about:

  • Communication received about the 2015 University-wide Staff Survey results; and
  • Communication preferences for future surveys and initiatives

Staff invited to participate were classified as exempt, non-exempt, bargaining unit, non-academic, academic-librarians and academic-researchers.

Results

From October 10-28, 2016, benefits-eligible staff were invited to share feedback on their communication experience around the 2015 Staff Survey results.

Of the 12,571 staff invited to participate, 41 percent responded. Here are the key takeaways:

Staff who took the survey in fall 2015 indicated:

  • They were aware of the Staff Survey results (74%)
  • The information was conveyed in a clear and understandable way (68%)

Staff who were hired after the survey was conducted, shared these viewpoints:

  • Awareness of the results (55%)
  • Agreed results were referenced in school/unit communications (39%)

Staff indicated they received the Staff Survey results primarily through:

  • Department/Division Manager (37%)
  • Broader communications such as the Cardinal at Work Insider, the Stanford Report or the Cardinal at Work website (34%)
  • School/unit leaders (22%)

Staff that took the survey preferred to receive staff survey updates and information through:

  • Department/division managers, immediate supervisors or school/unit leaders (51%)
  • Cardinal at Work Insider and the Stanford Report (37%)

On the other hand, new hires shared a different perspective and preferred to receive updates from:

  • Broad communication channels such as the Cardinal at Work Insider and Stanford Report (52%)
  • Department/division managers, immediate supervisors or school/unit leaders (39%)

The results of the 5-Minute Staff Check-In Survey were promoted broadly in the January 2017 issue of the Cardinal at Work Insider. Read the full article