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Loyola Faculty & Staff Opinion Survey

Background

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the University conducted its third employee engagement survey. Employee engagement surveys are a type of tool that organizations use to gather employee perceptions about the workplace. The University conducted its first survey in 2007 and the second one in 2010. Employee participation in the survey process has been well above the norm, with a 72 percent response rate in 2007 and a 76.9 percent response rate in 2010.

New to the 2015 survey administration were the inclusions of the Health Science Division, Loyolans at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, and the Retreat and Ecology Campus. All full-time faculty and full-time and part-time staff hired prior to February 9, 2015 were encouraged to participate.

Once again, the University partnered with Towers Watson, an internationally recognized vendor of organizational development services, to administer the survey.

Towers Watson manages the survey process, as well as sending and receiving all survey responses. No one at the University will be able to access individual survey responses, and only aggregate data will be shared. Each department/school must have at least 10 respondents before a report summarizing the data is shared. Twenty respondents must complete the "comments" section of the survey before a Summary Comment report is produced. These efforts help ensure maintained confidentiality.

The average Loyolan completed the survey in approximately 20 minutes. If you have questions about the survey process, please contact Human Resources at HR-LSC@luc.edu

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