November 28, 2011
At a Town Hall presentation this morning, University of Manitoba President David Barnard gave an overview of the results from the It's About Us! Employee Experience Survey. Please follow this link to read more about those results.
And the winners are...
Last June, many University of Manitoba staff and faculty members took the time to complete the It’s About Us! Employee Experience Survey. This fall, the Outstanding Workplace Initiative team will be reviewing the results of the survey, sharing those results with the community, and putting together a plan for moving forward.
As those who completed the survey will recall, people who submitted their names at the end of the survey were entered to win one of four (deleted “grand”) prizes. The winners were chosen randomly by Probe Research Inc. and have been notified. Winners Paul Nyhof, Sandra Ericastilla and Tyler Craig received University of Manitoba Book Store gift cards, while Tom Deakin took home the iPad 2.
We asked Tyler Craig, an office assistant with the Northern Social Work Program in Thompson, what he likes best about his U of M workplace.
“Thompson is a small family friendly city with a lot of outdoor activities only a short drive away. Even though we are a part of the University of Manitoba, we have been able to keep a distinctly Northern flavour in the Northern Social Work Program. Our program has a personalized and friendly atmosphere for our staff and students which for me makes it enjoyable to come in to work every day. While the Fort Garry campus might be an eight hour drive to the south, for me it’s only a quick phone call away. When I do visit the main campus I am made to feel like a colleague and not an outsider. It is safe to say that my favourite part of working for the U of M is the fact that I am working with some very dedicated people who are devoted to making Northern Manitoba a better place to live by educating the social workers of tomorrow.”
For more information about the Outstanding Workplace Initiative, please contact Rosalyn Howard at email@example.com or Stan Amaladas at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the OWI website at http://www.umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/lds/outstanding_workplace/index.html.
Employee Experience Survey Complete
The University of Manitoba’s confidential It’s About Us! employee experience survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation. The outstanding workplace initiative (OWI) team will share the results of the survey in the fall.
If you are interested in finding out more about the outstanding workplace initiative, please take the time to explore the OWI website. The site includes links to a variety of workplace-related documents, events and activities.
Stay tuned for information on the prize draw.
Complete the survey and win!
All survey respondents will be entered to win one of four amazing prizes, depending when they submit their completed survey.
The prizes are:
Have questions about the It's About Us! Employee Experience Survey? Check out our frequently asked questions section for answers.
It's about us! Watch for the employee experience survey in your emai inbox on June 15
The events of the past week have given us many reasons to celebrate where we live. Now, as our attention turns away from hockey, we are being asked to reflect on where we work. The idea of celebrating successes, while also addressing concerns, is at the heart of an important new survey being sent to University of Manitoba employees next week. The “It’s About Us! Employee Experience Survey” is the first confidential employee experience survey ever conducted at the U of M. A link to the survey will be emailed to all academic and support staff by Probe Research Inc. on June 15, with a deadline for completion of June 29. There will also be an option to complete a paper version.
The survey was developed as part of the outstanding workplace initiative (OWI), an internal program launched in November 2010. “The feedback gained from this survey will help the U of M identify areas of strength and areas for improvement,” says learning and change consultant Stan Amaladas. “It will also be shared with the U of M community, help us formulate relevant action plans and take action, and serve as a benchmark as we move forward with this U of M strategic priority.”
Over the past six months, the OWI team has led focus groups, one-on-one meetings and a web survey to determine what U of M employees value in their workplace, and what could be done to make their workplace experience better. To date, the OWI team has heard from nearly 450 academic and support staff. From that feedback, the team has laid out, in draft form, five potential strategies, all of which can be found one the OWI website. The employee experience survey is the final aspect of this information gathering process.
The intention is for both the framework and the survey results to inform an action plan, which will in turn enable the university to celebrate and enhance areas of strength, while also identifying and improving areas that are not working as well.
“This initiative is a great opportunity for conversations and action about our workplace,” offers Rosalyn Howard, director of learning and development services. “We strongly encourage employees to participate in the employee experience survey. We all need to know what people appreciate and what they want to change.”
If you would like further information, please contact Rosalyn Howard or Stan Amaladas.
The complete draft framework can be found at: http://umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/lds/outstanding_workplace/