The staff survey is important to understanding how connected you feel to the university, and what would improve your Cardinal at Work experience. As seen with the results and impact from the 2015 staff survey, your feedback also helps to identify the most important areas to focus our improvement efforts and key strengths that we need to sustain and build upon.
Benefits-eligible staff who were hired as of September 4, 2018, were invited to share their voice. Staff classified as exempt, non-exempt, bargaining unit, non-academic, Athletics coaches, academic librarians and academic researchers (including SLAC) were also included.
A broad overview of the university-wide results was shared with all employees in the Stanford Report on January 24, 2019. A follow-up to the Stanford Report article will feature in the Cardinal at Work Insider on February 4.
If you are not provided with an overview of the survey results for your school or business unit by spring quarter of 2019, ask your supervisor or contact your human resource representative.
The survey liaisons from each school/unit partner with their leadership teams to review the results of their specific organization. If there are fewer than five (5) respondents from your group, your responses will be combined with the responses of other employees and contribute to the overall results. Results will never be reported if there are fewer than (5) respondents in aggregate.
Yes. Most of the questions in the 2018 staff survey were the same questions that were asked in 2015. This allows us to compare our results this year to 2015 and see how engagement amongst Stanford staff has been impacted by key actions taken.
The staff survey included core questions from 12 survey categories, including questions about the entire university, your specific work group, university leadership and your direct supervisor. There were also five self-response questions that help to show the unique staff experience working at Stanford.
Each school /unit will determine how reports are distributed.
Results are only reported in summary form and never reported when there are fewer than five (5) people in a given organization, department, or demographic group. Comments will only be reported in a group if there are at least fifteen (15) respondents.
Yes. Stanford does not have access to any individual responses and is not interested in identifying individual responses. To ensure confidentiality, results are not reported on any group with fewer than (5) responses.
Confidential means Stanford has created a survey process that protects your survey data. Your survey results have been submitted securely to CultureIQ, the survey administrator, who has safeguards in place to prevent you from being identified by your individual responses.
Stanford employees represent diverse communities. It's important to understand the unique feedback from these various groups to know how well we are meeting their needs and to identify opportunities for improvement. To protect your results, for demographic variables including those considered sensitive (such as age, gender and race/ethnicity) to be reported, there must have been at least twenty (20) respondents in a group and at least five (5) respondents for any specific demographic value.