Coming soon: 2018 Employee Engagement Survey

February 19, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Employee surveys have been a longstanding tradition at Michigan Medicine and with good reason. Feedback from team members helps to provide leaders with valuable information and accountability tools to keep the organization strong.

“It is vital that our employees have a voice and, just as importantly, feel their voice is heard,” said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Medical School. “I encourage all eligible employees at every level and across all departments to take the survey and share their thoughts and perspectives to help improve our work environment and culture.”

Michigan Medicine’s 2018 Employee Engagement Survey — Vital Voices — launches in one week. Here’s what you need to know:

Eligibility: All hospital, health center and medical school staff who began working at Michigan Medicine on or before Nov. 29, 2017 are eligible to take the survey, including research staff and fellows, EVPMA’s office employees, temporary employees (employed directly by U-M that have a yellow badge, but not outside temps such as Manpower), and those with official dual appointments (as long as one appointment is in Michigan Medicine). Faculty, house officers and volunteers are excluded.

Survey administration: The survey will be administered by a new third-party vendor, Advisory Board.

It’s confidential: All survey responses are sent directly to the vendor where they are compiled into summary reports. The reports sent to Michigan Medicine will only show average scores for each group, not individual responses. There is no way for the organization to track personal information or answers.

Comments: Advisory Board does not support comment scrubbing; therefore, comments will be reported verbatim. Employees can skip the comment questions if they are not comfortable with their feedback being reported as is.

It’s open for a limited time: Employees will be able to take the survey between Monday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 9.

It only takes about 10 minutes to complete: The questions are targeted to help leadership better understand what’s working and what needs improvement.

More feedback will yield better results: There are many vital voices throughout Michigan Medicine and leadership wants to hear from them.

“We’d like to hear from as many voices as possible,” said Phillip Lipka, Human Resources employee engagement program manager. “This will help us to make changes that will have a positive and sustained impact across the organization.”

Check out the top story in Headlines on Monday, Feb. 26 for more information about the survey!