Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Tsuneo Yabusaki
Submission Date June 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katherine King
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:

Percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):

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

We use the Workplace Dynamics Survey system which is sent to all employees.
Workplace measures the various aspects of a workplace that have the biggest impact on employee engagement.
Direction – I believe Soka University is going in the right direction
Values and Ethics – Soka University operates by strong values and ethics
Communication up – Senior managers understand what is really happening at Soka University
Inter-departmental Cooperation – There is good inter-departmental cooperation at Soka University
Execution – At Soka University, we do things efficiently and well
Ideas – New ideas are encouraged at Soka University
Appreciation – I feel genuinely appreciated at Soka University
Meaningfulness – My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful
Potential – Soka University enables me to work at my full potential
Communication down – I feel well-informed about important decisions at Soka University
My Work
Expectations – This job has met or exceeded the expectations I had when I started
Formal Training – I get the formal training I want for my career
Negativity – There is not a lot of negativity at my workplace
Social Responsibility – My employer is socially responsible in the community
Work/life flexibility – I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life
Sustainability – My company makes a sustainable effort to be water-wise and conservation-minded
My Manager
Concerns – My manager cares about my concerns
Helpfulness – My manager makes it easier to do my job well
Development – My manager helps me learn and grow
My Pay & Benefits
Pay – My pay is fair for the work I do
Benefits – My benefits package is good compared to others in this industry
Engagement measures the outcome you want... employees who are
highly committed to your organization.
Referral – I would highly recommend working at Soka University to others
Motivation – Soka University motivates me to give my very best at work
Loyalty – I have not considered searching for a better job in the past month


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

Results are discussed among Senior Management. Suggestions are reviewed and implemented where appropriate. Changes necessary are discussed with the respective areas.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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