Speaking Out! Employee Engagement Survey Launches January 13 (PDAD&C #32)

From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: January 9, 2020
Re: Speaking Out! Employee Engagement Survey Launches January 13 (PDAD&C #32)

We are writing to provide you with advanced notice of the University’s employee engagement survey, Speaking Out!. Confidential invitations will be sent to appointed faculty, staff, and librarians by email on Monday, January 13, 2020. The survey closes on January 28, 2020.

Speaking Out! replaces Speaking Up!, the University’s previous employee satisfaction survey. Since the last version of Speaking Up! in 2014, additional lines of inquiry and areas of interest have been identified which warranted reworking the survey structure and questions. The new survey focuses on four key pillars: engagement; inclusion, diversity and equity; career support; and well-being and resilience, and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey will be administered directly by the University and invitations will be sent from surveys@utoronto.ca.  We anticipate completing similar surveys on a bi-annual basis in the future so that we may chart progress across these critical areas. 

Participation of faculty, librarians and staff in this survey is vital to ensure that the University receives as accurate a reflection of the work experience of our U of T community as possible. Results of the survey will help to inform ways in which we can improve our practice and programming in specific areas. The University will provide the results of the survey in a report in early Spring 2020. Information about Speaking Out! is available online here.