Changes as a result of the Employee Engagement Survey

Since King County began conducting an annual Employee Engagement Survey, your feedback has shaped how we invest in YOU. These investments have had a measurable impact on the employee experience. Through the annual Employee Engagement Survey, employees said they wanted: Opportunities for career growth and skills development. A respectful workplace where people feel valued for their unique contributions. Strong follow through on our commitment to Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). Work-life balance and other supports for personal well-being and mental health. In response to these concerns, we acted on your feedback and:… Read More

2020 Engagement Survey changes  

Every year, the employee engagement team recommends improvements to the data and survey process that enhance the employee experience, increase the effectiveness of the data, and provide more useful analysis. That said, the team always retains the two most important elements of the survey: trending data, and the confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Changes to this year’s Employee Engagement Survey are: Everyone will take the survey electronically Data will be available four weeks sooner, creating more time for action planning Demographic questions are optional, will be more specific, and the option for “prefer not… Read More

2020 Employee Survey coming soon   

The King County Employee Engagement Survey kicks off March 9 and is a great opportunity to hear from you about what is going well and where we need to improve. Employees who participated in previous surveys have helped us make King County a better place to work, and a more effective service provider for our residents. This year we’re making some enhancements to make the survey work better for everyone: Everyone will take the survey electronically Data will be available four weeks sooner There will be more time for action planning Demographic questions will be more… Read More

2019 Employee Survey results now available 

As King County Executive Dow Constantine said in his latest employee message, the results of the 2019 Employee Survey are now available. The results for the County overall and your department or division can be viewed here (Sharepoint). Work group results will be available soon.  Overall, we had a 70% response rate, up 11 points from our first annual survey in 2015 and our highest participation rate ever. Employee engagement continued its steady increase, with our engagement index climbing two points from 2017 – a significant jump for an organization our size – and up… Read More

2019 Employee Survey Results

Dear fellow King County employee, Last month in my 2019 State of the County address, I spoke about my “True North,” the simple statement that sums up our work: Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. The True North is our aspiration for both the people we serve and the people who serve them. Every employee needs to feel welcome here, and have the support and opportunities to grow and thrive in their King County career. Our annual Employee Engagement Survey, part of my Investing in YOU strategy,… Read More

Speak Up! Employee Survey contest winners

Dear employee, Thank you so much for participating in the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey. We hit our goal of a 70 percent response rate this year, our highest ever response rate. It’s also a 3 percent increase over our last survey, and an 11 percent increase since 2015 when we started conducting the survey annually. I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to respond. Your feedback is valuable as we continue to build a supportive and respectful workplace culture through our Investing in YOU strategy,… Read More

New and Improved Engagement Survey Report Saves Nearly 70 Trees! 

Say goodbye to the days of printing out 100+ page engagement reports! Based on your feedback, this year the County made the shift to a new engagement survey vendor, Confirmit. Part of the many perks of Confirmit was the ability to view engagement results electronically, rather than paging through hundreds of pages of a PDF. Now, instead of struggling to flip through pages of tables, users will have the ability to interact with electronic tiles like a dashboard. Managers and supervisors will have access to the online tool, and reports at the… Read More

Roads uses survey data to launch Roads Career Academy 

King County uses its employee survey results to act on what employees have to say through a process called action planning. See how the Roads Services Division used its 2017 Employee Survey data to act on a theme that consistently came up among its employees: career development.    

Last days to have your say in Employee Survey  

There is less than three days to join the more than 7,500 employees who have had their say in the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey and help make King County work better for you. We’re also approaching the finish line for this year’s Speak Up! participation contest. Here are the current leaders as of Wednesday, March 27: For this contest, all divisions are placed in contest classes with their peers by employee headcount; those with the highest participation or are the first in their bracket to achieve 100% will be awarded prizes. Click here for the breakdown… Read More

Halfway through the Employee Survey, who’s leading the participation contest?

We’re halfway through the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey and more than 4,800 employees have already had their say on their experience at King County. The survey is an opportunity to check in with you about what’s working and not working, how we can improve our services, and what we can do to help you get the most out of your King County career. This year we are running a countywide Speak Up! participation contest, with all divisions placed in contest classes with their peers by employee headcount. Those with the highest participation or… Read More