Emory Report
April 7, 2008
Volume 60, Number 26


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April 7, 2008
Employees to be polled on workplace

By Katherine Hinson

Emory has been invited to participate in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program, a new initiative designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.
The assessment includes an institution questionnaire, and an employee survey distributed to a randomized sample of each institution’s full-time faculty, administrators and professional staff.

The survey was designed specifically for higher education and measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture.
The collected information will be combined to produce a detailed analysis of the strengths and opportunities of the participating institutions.

On Friday, April 11, the survey will be distributed via e-mail to a random selection of 600 employees.
Answers are anonymous and will be processed by research and consulting firm ModernThink LLC. Emory will not be given any, nor will it seek, information that would enable the University to trace survey data back to any one individual.

After the Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, Emory will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions. This will allow Emory to compare its results to others, see best practices, and perhaps make improvements that will further enhance the University’s reputation as a great place to work.