In November, 2011, UBC held its second Workplace Experiences Survey, an opportunity for staff and faculty to share what you think about working at UBC. We are taking a detailed look at how to use the survey results to help shape the next version of Focus on People, to be launched in 2013.
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Presentation by Alex Bayne (UBC Human Resources) and Trevor Clarke (Ipsos Reid)
Over 3,600 people responded to the Workplace Experience Survey, 27% of eligible UBC faculty and staff.
You told us that there are areas in which the university is doing well, and also that there are some areas where we have the opportunity for improvement.
Employees are generally satisfied with their work at UBC, with 64% stating that they are satisfied with their current role at UBC.
We see that there is a strong sense of institutional pride from employees, with 70% of respondents say that they are proud to work for UBC. 74% would recommend UBC to prospective students.
However, less than half of you believe you can meet your career objectives at UBC.
When our survey partner, Ipsos Reid, looked at the data, several key themes emerged from what you told us.
Based on what you told us, the University will move forward with a few short-term actions, specifically:
At the same time, we will take a detailed look at how to use the survey results to help shape the next version of Focus on People, to be launched in 2013. Ongoing updates will be available on the Focus on People site.
The Workplace Experiences Survey is being administered by Ipsos Reid, one of the world's leading survey research firms.