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Office of Human Resources

Engaging Faculty and Staff at the University of Minnesota

Campus Conversation with University-Wide Results on April 13

Join Human Resources Vice President Kathryn F. Brown and Brandon Sullivan, director of Leadership and Talent Development, to hear the University-wide E2 Employee Engagement Survey results for 2014. The Campus Conversation will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Union. Visit the day of the event to participate online.  

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The University of Minnesota Engagement Model

E2 Employee Engagement supports the University's commitment to meet its academic and research mission by creating workplaces that energize, empower, and enhance faculty and staff. Engagement profoundly shapes both the quality of the faculty and staff experience, as well as workplace outcomes. It impacts recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent, as well as collaboration and innovation. For individuals, it affects both resilience and well being.

The University of Minnesota uses a unique model to measure engagement of faculty and staff on all campuses:

UMN E2 Model

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The University of Minnesota has developed many resources to help leaders and individual contributors to take action in support of employee engagement. Over 75 resource sheets and tools are available to help leaders think about how to take the next step based on the survey data for their faculty and staff. This website includes three key types of information to help in this process: Resources for Understanding Employee Engagement, Tools and Tips, and Tools.

Resources for Understanding Employee Engagement provide an overview of the key metric or dimension along with which survey questions relate to this dimension, self-reflection questions for leaders, discussion questions for groups, possible action-planning activities and questions.
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Tools and Tips are PDF documents that provide a one-page summary of a tool and information on how to use the tool with faculty and staff, including an assessment of how long it will take to complete. Tools and Tips include a hyperlink to the online tool, which can be an article, video, website, or other information.
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Tools are hyperlinks that go directly to a tool, such as an article or video.   

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Award-Winning Program

The University's employee engagement program received the Midwest Region Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award from the College and University Professionals Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) in 2014.

The engagement program was specifically recognized for improving the quality of programs through effective human resource administrative practices, creative application of human resource principles, and strong leadership.