Survey Structure and Questions:
- The survey consisted of 25 questions.
- 23 required questions ask for sentiment on 1-5 scale with the last two questions being open-ended and optional.
Full List of Questions:
Required Questions (on 1-5 scale, with opportunity for open-ended comments):
- How happy are you working at UC Davis?
- I would recommend UC Davis as a great place to work.
- I feel a sense of belonging at UC Davis.
- Regardless of background, everyone at UC Davis has an equal opportunity to succeed.
- I am excited about UC Davis' future.
- UC Davis has a great culture.
- Overall, I am satisfied with how decisions are made at UC Davis.
- I have confidence in the campus leadership team (e.g., Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts and Deans).
- UC Davis does a good job of communicating with employees.
- Departments/work units at UC Davis collaborate effectively to get things done.
- I am satisfied with my work team.
- I would recommend my direct supervisor/manager to others.
- My direct supervisor/manager provides me with feedback that helps me improve my performance.
- I feel satisfied with the recognition or praise I receive for my work.
- I feel empowered to make decisions regarding my work.
- I feel free to speak my mind without fear of negative consequences.
- I have good career opportunities at UC Davis.
- I have good opportunities to learn and grow at UC Davis.
- The work that I do at UC Davis is meaningful to me.
- My role is an excellent fit with my strengths.
- I have the resources I need to do my job well (e.g., tools, technology, support).
- I am able to successfully balance my work and personal life.
- I believe meaningful action will be taken as a result of this survey.
- What should we start doing (or do more of) to improve the employee experience?
- What should we stop doing (or do less of) to improve the employee experience?
People Science Behind the Survey:
- A Modern Approach to Measuring Engagement (PDF)
It's a lengthy read, but explains the reasons why this survey is so brief (hint: long surveys don't produce a good user experience) and why this survey produces reliable, actionable data.
- Propelling Action through Conversations (PDF)
Taking action after the survey is critical and this guide can supervisors address issues and make positive incremental changes.