Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.05
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

York University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrew Plunkett
Sustainability Coordinator
President
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Has the institution conducted an employee satisfaction and engagement survey or other evaluation that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample:
100

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

Creating a Better Workplace is a university-wide, long-term commitment to valuing all York employees by improving working and professional relationships, by identifying and sharing knowledge and best practices, and by rewarding and recognizing those contributions. As part of the process, the University undertook a survey to measure and assess how we are doing in making York a better place to work. This baseline employee survey was developed by working with our unions and employee associations. The results of employee survey serve to identify areas where we need to focus to ensure that York continually improves the quality of our workplaces.


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

Rewards and Recognition:
-Employee Rewards & Recognition expansion

Leadership and Management Excellence:
-Continue to offer comprehensive learning and development opportunities to enhance effective leadership and management amongst all levels of management
-Enhance professional development opportunities including professional development funds

Information Sharing & Communications:
-Investigate, recommend and develop tools, training and templates that will support the sharing of organizational communications with York employees

Mental Health Steering:
-Develop an integrated mental health policy
-Integrate mental health EDU (e-Learning Awareness Program) in faculty, students and staff orientations
-Establish ongoing series of activities that promote mentally healthy campus
-Strengthen on-campus and community partnerships


The year the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation was last administered:
2012

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

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