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E2 Web Banner Update 10-22-14

Check Your Spam Folder if You Haven't Received the E2 Survey

Some faculty and staff have found the email from UofMNSurvey.US@haygroup.com in their spam email folder. The Office of Information Technology is addressing issue which is caused by Gmail identifying an email as spam based on what emails an employee has opened or flagged as spam in the past.

To find the email from Hay Group:

  • Go to the search box at the top of email and type in UofMNSurvey.US@haygroup.com. Click "broaden your search" to search the Spam folder. Open the message from Hay Group and click “Not Spam” at the top to move it into the Inbox.
  • Or, on the left-hand side under the “Compose” button, look for “More” with a down arrow. Click the arrow and a Spam folder appears. Open the message from Hay Group and drag it into the Inbox or click “Not Spam” above the subject line.
For additional questions, contact OIT at 612-301-4357 or help@umn.edu. If you are still unable to locate the email from Hay Group, contact Marisa de la Rosa at delarosa@umn.edu. 

October 16, 2014

College and Unit E2 Survey Response Rates

Faculty and staff response rates will be posted in the Results section starting on October 15.
October 13, 2014


Look for an email from the Hay Group on October 13

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff on all University of Minnesota campuses will receive an email on Monday, October 13 from UofMNSurvey.US@haygroup.com, sent by the Hay Group, the University's external vendor.

This email has a link to the survey which will take about 10 minutes to complete. Responses to the survey are completely confidential. Each email has a unique link to the survey and it cannot be used more than once.

If you accidentally deleted your email and you need to request a new link, send a request to UofMNSurvey.US@haygroup.com.
October 13, 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

Meausring 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.