2014 Workplace Experience Survey Results


In November 2014, faculty and staff were invited to share their feedback through the Workplace Experiences Survey. Ipsos Reid, the third-party survey consultant, analyzed the survey results and created overall and unit-level reports. The results of the survey have been summarized in the video below.

Vancouver campus survey highlights 

  • 80% of staff and 72% of faculty say “I am proud to work at UBC
  • 75% of staff and 74% of faculty say “I recommend UBC to prospective students
  • 85% of staff and 78% of faculty say “My colleagues treat me with respect
  • 89% of staff and 91% of faculty say “I feel physically safe at work
  • Those who had a performance conversation in the last year are more engaged.
  • Mid-career professionals typically stay at UBC; however their engagement is lower than those starting out at UBC.
  • Only 39% of staff and faculty are comfortable raising issues related to mental health and wellbeing at work.

Sharing survey results with faculty and staff

The following presentations were shared at the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses in February 2015.

In addition, faculties and departments received unit-level reports in spring 2015. Many departments shared these results with their staff and faculty.

Your feedback influences your workplace experience

As a result of the 2014 Workplace Experiences Survey, your feedback shaped priorities and initiatives at both the department level and UBC-wide.

We have shared stories from departments across UBC through the Focus on People Updates about what they are doing to create an engaging workplace locally, and the impact for staff and faculty.

At UBC Vancouver, our focus included encouraging workplace conversations about mental health and wellbeing, recognition and performance, as well as developing strategies to better support mid-career professional staff.