Employee Engagement Survey FAQs

What is the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey?
The survey is an initiative sponsored by the UNC System. It is a regularly-scheduled survey on workplace satisfaction that took place in 2018 and will be repeated every two years at all UNC System institutions as part of the UNC System Strategic Plan.

Why is the UNC System doing this survey?
The System is trying to measure workplace engagement. Studies have shown that the more engaged an employee is at their workplace, the more satisfied the employee is and the more productive the work unit is. Each University will receive aggregated information about their institution.

Who will receive the survey?
All permanent full- and part-time faculty and staff will receive an email invitation directly from ModernThink with details about the survey and how to log on. 

Who is administering the survey?
The survey is being administered by ModernThink, a
n independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education climate assessment.

Is the survey mandatory?
No, survey completion is voluntary, but all permanent employees are encouraged to participate. 

Are my survey responses confidential?
Yes. Only ModernThink will have access to individual responses. However, it is important to note there are two open-ended questions in the survey. Please consider how you phrase your responses so your remarks are not too identifiable. You can read more about ModernThink’s confidentiality policies

How long will the survey take to complete, and do I have to complete it at one time?
The survey is expected to take about 20-25 minutes, and you are welcome to access it as many times as needed during the two week window. 

Am I able to take the survey at work?
Absolutely! You should make time in your work day to complete the survey. Please note: If you choose to take the survey outside of your working hours, the time it takes for completion is not eligible for compensation.

When will we hear more information about survey results?
Initial findings from the survey are expected sometime this summer.

Whom should I contact if I have questions?
For help with taking the survey, please call the ModernThink helpline at 888-684-4658.

For questions about UNC Charlotte’s participation in the survey, please contact Alyson Ebaugh at aebaugh@uncc.edu or 704-687-0665.