Employee Engagement Survey

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Western Carolina University is giving faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in an employee engagement survey to enhance our ongoing efforts to create the best workplace possible. The survey is anonymous and completely confidential. It will be conducted between Jan. 29 and Feb. 12.

The survey is part of a five-year project developed by the University of North Carolina system to help achieve the goals of the UNC strategic plan. It also aligns with the goals of the WCU's strategic plan, 2020 Vision: Focusing on our Future.

The data we collect will establish baseline metrics and allow university leadership to build on success and address challenges. The survey results may also assist the UNC system in advocating for improvements to human resource policies at the statewide level that are generally beyond the university’s institutional control.

The employee engagement survey will be conducted by ModernThink, an independent management consulting firm. ModernThink is working with Human Resources and the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to administer the survey to WCU faculty and staff.

More information about the survey will be posted to this website and distributed by email in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Cory Causby, WCU's Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. 

Employees will receive an email directly from ModernThink. The email will contain a link specific to the recipient, so employees should not forward their emails to colleaguesClick here for a preview of what the email will look like.

Supervisors should allow employees to make time in their work schedules to complete the survey, which can be accessed from any device with internet access.

Confidentiality
Survey participation is voluntary, and answers are completely confidential. Only ModernThink will have access to individual responses. Read more from ModernThink.

Resources

  • UNC System Employee Engagement webpage
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Open lab sessions for employees who need access to a computer or who have questions about the survey: 
    • Tuesday, January 30, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Belk 406
    • Wednesday, January 31, 4 - 5 p.m., Belk 406
    • Tuesday, February 6, 2 - 5 p.m., Belk 406
    • Friday, February 9, from 9 a.m.  - 12 noon, Belk 406

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