Frequently Asked Questions
2012 Your Voice Staff Survey
Why was this a smaller survey than those of previous years?
The NeW Directions planning process highlighted the benefit of running a small survey of staff each year in between the triennial Your Voice survey. This will enable us to better understand changes in staff experience and perceptions over time. The questions in the smaller survey are chosen from the full survey, so results can be benchmarked against previous years, as well as against results from other universities.
What staff were asked to respond to the survey in 2012?
The survey group was selected by an external company and were representative of faculty and division, academic and professional, as well as male and female staff.
The survey group included 820 ongoing staff (both full-time and part-time staff). The survey group also included 500 casual and full-time / part time-fixed term staff.
Could I have been identified as I work in a small unit or are part of a small demographic group?
Respondent groups of less than 10 people were incorporated into a higher level reporting group to prohibit identification of individual responses.
What happened to the results?
The results of the survey were analysed by the external company Your Voice. A summary report has been made available to staff. Actions resulting from the outcomes of the survey are already underway through the New Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015, and further actions incorporated into Faculty and Division corporate plans. Progress on actions will be reported on throughout 2013 here.
Why does it matter if I do these surveys or not?
To accurately gauge the staff experience we strongly encourage you to complete the Your Voice surveys. By completing it, you will be actively helping to shape the future of the University.
How can I get more information?