Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 1.00 Amanda Pike
Director, Organizational & People Development
Human Resources & Organizational Development
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Has the institution conducted an employee satisfaction and engagement survey or other evaluation that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample:

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:

While Sheridan College does not provide employee with and annual survey, it launched in 2011 a project called "Development of the Sheridan People Plan - Employee Survey Work phase."

As part of this project, over 300 employees of Sheridan, across all employee types, had the opportunity to attend focus groups to provide input on current state and desired state programs and practices that impact their employment relationship. A further 100 employees had a similar opportunity in a second phase of the project. This data will inform the outcome of the report and future work that will be done at the college.

Subject to this information, the Sheridan People Plan was launched in 2012 which includes plans for an employee engagement strategy. As such, the 2015/16 approved business plan for Sheridan College includes funding for an employee engagement survey and follow up process. The Sheridan leadership institute will also provide training to leaders in how to effectively debrief results of the employee survey and build a collaborative practice of workplace improvement processes.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):

The priorities identified in the People Plan are reviewed by the People Plan Engagement Team. The Team is working on the following objectives:
- Communication and transformational change
- Total rewards review
- Management development
- Leadership effectiveness

The year the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation was last administered:

The website URL where information about the institution’s employee satisfaction and engagement assessment is available:

About 12% of employees were represented by the sample based on 400 out of 3,319 employees (headcount of full-time and part-time faculty and staff).

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