Thanks to you, Employee Survey hits new heights

surveyCaptureKing County hit its highest response rate ever in this 2019 employee engagement survey and is narrowing in on its goal of 70%. As of today, the countywide response rate is 69%, an increase of 2% over 2017 and an increase of 10% since the first annual survey in 2015. All of the paper surveys will be counted and final response rates will be available next week when contest winners will be announced.

Survey reports will be available the week of May 13. King County Executive Dow Constantine will communicate countywide results to employees and Department and Division Directors will follow up with their results within a day. Team or unit results will be communicated by managers and supervisors.

Action planning will begin shortly thereafter. Again a training for action plan leaders will be offered. This year’s training will focus on best practices learned over the past 4 years with a focus on the #1 most effective best practice, integrating action planning into daily work.

This year’s survey ran from March 11 – 29 (March 11 – 22 for Metro paper surveys), and employees in all branches and departments of King County were eligible for the employee survey, except employees in Superior Court, District Court, and the Sheriff’s Office, employees who are short term temporary (STT), and employees who have not worked at the county for at least 6 months prior to the survey period. For 2019, employees must have started before September 11, 2018 to be eligible.