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UMHB scores high on employee satisfaction survey

UMHB scores high on employee satisfaction survey

Surveys were completed, answers were tallied, and the results were high marks across the board when UMHB faculty and staff members took part in
a survey to assess their job satisfaction.

Administered by the University of Texas Institute for Organization Excellence, the Survey of Employee Engagement is an employee assessment instrument widely used by more than two hundred state and local government agencies and institutions of higher education. The survey has been administered every other year as a part of UMHB’s ongoing Strategic Plan, which is designed to foster continuous improvement in all aspects of the university. The survey measured employee perspectives on a wide range of topics, from work atmosphere and pay to training opportunities, technology, and internal communications.

Survey scores were benchmarked against those of other universities and other organizations with a similar number of employees. Typically survey scores range from 325 to 375. UMHB’s overall score was 407, and 95% of the survey sections had scores that indicated substantial organizational strength.

Highest marks on the survey were given to the areas of UMHB’s strategic ability to relate our mission and goals to the external environment, employee benefits and physical working environment.

Dr. Noel Landuyt, director of the institute, said that UMHB should be proud of the results. “UMHB’s employee survey scores in 2013 and again in 2015 are among the highest we’ve seen among the universities who have participated in the survey,” Landuyt said.“The response rate was also high, with 71% of the employees accepting the invitation to participate in the survey. That, too, is a strong indicator that employees are engaged and invested in UMHB.”

“The university continues to flourish thanks to the dedication of our faculty and staff and the outstanding work they do with our students,” said President Randy O’Rear. “I couldn’t be more proud to serve with them, and I am very pleased that our employees reported a high level of satisfaction with their jobs here at UMHB.”