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Employee Value Proposition next steps

The internal research conducted by University Human Resources (UHR) to develop Stanford’s Employee Value Proposition (EVP) continues this spring. The EVP initiative is a critical component to our employer branding, recruitment and engagement efforts, and helps set the strategy for how we attract and retain talent, and develop future employee programs and experiences. 

Employee Perception Survey update and next steps

In February, more than 1,900 staff participated in UHR’s employee perception survey (a 30% response rate). The online survey took place February 3-19, 2020, and was sent to a representative sample of benefits-eligible non-academic staff (including SLAC and bargaining unit) and academic staff (research, librarians and coaches). 

UHR’s recruitment marketing partner, TMP, is preparing a summary report of the findings to share with UHR leadership in early March. The findings will be used to guide discussions with segmented focus groups.

Focus Group Sessions planned for April 6-9, 2020

UPDATE as of 3/12: Given the increased community spread of COVID-19, UHR has postponed the EVP focus groups indefinitely. Focus group invites will be sent once rescheduled.

The internal research phase continues this spring with focus groups sessions. TMP will conduct nine focus groups representing key hiring segments. The focus groups provide additional insights into the employee experience and will dive further into the topics addressed in the survey. Select employees from identified segments will receive an email invitation to participate in the focus groups. Sessions are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions about the EVP initiative and upcoming focus group sessions, please contact the project team at

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