Purdue work environment survey for staff coming soon

April 16, 2014  

As announced in November 2013, Human Resources has partnered with two Purdue faculty members to launch a long-term initiative to understand and improve the quality of the work environment for staff. In April, as part of this Quality of Work Environment Initiative, all Purdue staff will be invited to participate in a survey. 

The survey focuses on assessing the quality of employees' work experiences as well as highlighting areas for continuous improvement and informing the design of future leadership development initiatives. In the coming weeks, each staff member will receive an individual email invitation with a link to the online survey. A computer lab with on-site assistance will be set up on campus for those who need computer access.                  

This survey is an important step toward ensuring that Purdue is fostering the kind of workplace that allows employees to do their best work. Also, workplace quality affects Purdue's ability to attract and retain talented employees to meet its strategic goals.

Employee participation is critical to the success and impact of this project, as it will help the University focus on areas of the work environment that matter most.

The online survey has been programmed so that no personally identifiable information (for example, IP addresses) will be recorded. Survey responses will remain confidential. All data will be stored in a secure place, and the data will not be linked to any personally identifiable information such as names or email addresses. The results of the survey will be reported in the aggregate: group level trends and key themes will be shared, but individual responses will not be reported.

The advisory committee for this initiative is being led by Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Krannert and research director of the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and Deborah Rupp, the William C. Byham Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Committee members include representatives from the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee, the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee and Human Resources.

Additional information about the Quality of Work Environment Initiative and this survey can be found at www.purdue.edu/hr/qwei/. Questions may be directed to Lisa Burke, project manager, at workqual@purdue.edu or 49-46075.

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