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E2 Employee Engagement Response 11-4-14

Thank you for responding to the 2014 E2 Employee Engagement Survey

Thank you to all faculty and staff who participated in the E2 Employee Engagement Survey. The overall result is 64% for the entire University with 53% of faculty and 68% of staff responded this year.
 

E2 Employee Engagement Survey Response Metrics  2013 2014
Overall response rate 57% 64%
Faculty participation rate 47% 53%
Staff participation rate 60% 68%

More information and final rates for campuses, colleges, and units will be shared shortly in the results section.

Results will be shared with colleges and units in January through March of 2015 and with all faculty and staff through the Campus Conversation session in April.

November 4, 2014

 

Measuring Actions Taken Based on the 2013 E2 Survey

The University of Minnesota's Employee Engagement (E2) Survey provides a snapshot of faculty and staff attitudes toward their workplace. But, the data only becomes a tool if people take action based on the opportunities revealed by the data. 

This year’s E2 Survey will include three questions to gauge employees' awareness of actions taken as a result of the 2013 survey. The 2014 E2 Survey will ask faculty and staff will be asked how strongly they agree with three statements:

  • "I participated in a feedback meeting about the previous survey results."
  • "The information from this survey will be used constructively."
  • "Action was taken on issues raised in the last survey."
The power of taking action is that even small steps can have an impact, especially when people know that their survey feedback is having an impact on their work environment.
August 13, 2014

 

Employee Engagement Program Recognized by Midwest CUPA-HR

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.
May 5, 2014

Measuring Employee Engagement at the University of Minnesota 

Employee Engagement (E2) 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:

Employee engagement simplified model
 

Process and Timeline

The survey is the starting point for a larger process that involves leaders, managers, supervisors, faculty, and staff working together to identify, create, and act on plans to make their workplace support their work needs.

Employee Engagement Process & Timeline 2.1

 

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.