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

King County leaders discuss importance of 2019 Employee Survey

The 2019 King County Employee Survey is now underway, and we’ve asked some County leaders why the survey is important to them and their employees, and how they will act on the results. In this video, we talk to King County Executive Dow Constantine, Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams, Chief Operating Officer Casey Sixkiller, Chief Information Officer Tanya Hannah, Director of the Department of Executive Services Caroline Whalen, King County Elections Director Julie Wise, and King County Assessor John Wilson. The survey runs through Friday, March 29 (March 22 for Metro paper… Read More

2019 Employee Survey: How it works

The 2019 Employee Survey is now underway and you should receive your unique link from kcemployeesurvey@us.confirmit.com by the end of today. Why take the survey? How will your responses be used? Watch the short video below to find out. The survey runs through Friday, March 29 (March 22 for Metro paper surveys), so please take 15 minutes to have your say and make a difference in your workplace.

2019 Employee Survey kicks off today

Dear fellow King County employee, The 2019 Employee Survey kicked off today and you will soon receive an email from our survey consultant asking you to participate. This is now our fourth successive survey and each year your responses help us make King County a better place to work and a more effective service provider for our residents. Your responses have already had an impact. Almost 8,000 employees participated in our last survey and 290 action plans were implemented to address the issues you raised. As a result we’ve made many changes,… Read More

Employee Survey launches March 11 

The King County Employee Engagement Survey kicks off March 11 and is a great opportunity to check-in with employees to learn what is going well and where we need to improve.  Employees who participated in the survey over the last three years 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:   The survey is shorter.    Analysis will be done in house.   There will be more ways to… Read More