Roads Career Development Academy demonstrates Investing in YOU mindset

When engagement survey data revealed the importance of career growth and development to employees of the Department of Transportation’s Road Services Division, leadership reached out to Human Resource Division’s Career Support Services section to explore a partnership, and the Roads Career Development Academy was born. The program was designed to help employees identify their professional goals and take charge of their careers. Employee engagement scores at Roads are slightly higher than the countywide average, as are Roads employees’ feelings about opportunities for growth and development. Still, division leadership saw that the growth… Read More

Employee engagement, health and well-being at DNRP

When the Department of Natural Resources and Parks’s Wastewater Comprehensive Planning and GIS group sat down to review their engagement survey results, they kept coming back to one thing – improving their well-being. To support each other in this engagement goal, they posted a list of 25 things they can do together, or alone, and place a check next to the item when they’ve done it so the team can encourage each other and hold each other accountable. “There are so many things I love about this engagement action plan,” said Employee… Read More

Breaking down the Employee Survey Results: Leadership 

The results of the 2017 Employee Survey are out and we’re sharing some of the findings in key areas of the survey. This week we’re looking at leadership. Q5. County leadership has/have a clear vision for the organization: 56% agree | 25 % neutral | 12% disagree. This is a 4 percentage point increase from last year. Q6. County leadership communicate(s) the organization’s mission and goals: 58% agree | 24% neutral | 12% disagree. This is a 4 percentage point increase from last year. Q7. County leadership is/are visible to employees: 39%… Read More

Breaking down the Employee Survey results: Communications

The results of the 2017 Employee Survey are out and we’re sharing some of the findings in key areas of the survey. This week we’re looking at communications. Q52. I feel well-informed about County news and events: 75% agree | 18% neutral | 7% disagree. This is a 2 percentage point increase from last year, and a 24 percentage point increase from our external government benchmark. Q48. I receive the information I need to do my job well: 69% agree | 18% neutral | 13% disagree. This is a 2 percentage point… Read More

What we heard in our 2017 Employee Survey

Dear fellow King County employee, What kind of workplace do you want King County to be? How we can serve our customers better? How can you be your best at work? Almost 8,350 of you told us about your experiences at King County in our 2017 Employee Survey, and I thank you for taking the time to have your say. We have now received the results, which show a lot of improvements, as well as some areas where we need to do more work. Please take a moment to watch this short… Read More

Employee survey extended until Friday, Oct. 13

Dear fellow King County employee, To make sure we are hearing from as many employees as possible, the 2017 Employee Survey has been extended by one week and will now close this Friday, October 13. This year’s survey period was one week shorter than last year’s, and while our daily response rates are higher than in 2016, we have not heard from as many total employees as we did last year. Employees in all branches and departments of King County, except the Superior Court, District Court and the Sheriff’s Office, and employees who… Read More

Last chance! Employee Survey closing Oct. 6

The 2017 Employee Survey is now underway so please have your say by October 6 on how we can make King County work better for you and your customers. This year, employees in all branches and departments of King County, except the Superior Court, District Court and the Sheriff’s Office, Short Term Temporary employees, interns and employees who started after August 25, 2017, are eligible to take the survey. If you haven’t received your survey invitation from 2017KCEmployeeSurvey@orcsurvey.com, please check your Junk Mail folder first, then contact KCEmployeeSurvey@kingcounty.gov if it is not there.   The survey should take between 10-20 minutes… Read More

2017 Employee Survey is underway 

The 2017 Employee Survey is now underway. Have your say and help us make King County work better for you and our customers. Online survey: September 18 – October 6 Paper survey: September 11 – October 6 You know your work better than anyone so let us know what’s on your mind! Speak Up. Be Heard. Make a Difference. Each employee participating in the survey will receive an email from ORC International. The email address will be 2017KCEmployeeSurvey@orcsurvey.com. The subject of the email will be “King County Employee Survey – 2017”. Please check your junk email folder and if you… Read More

Survey communications: Asking questions, acting on what we hear

When you ask someone for their feedback on something, you’d better have a plan for how you are going to act on that feedback. That’s exactly what King County has done with its annual employee survey. Almost 340 action plans were created to act on the issues you said were important in the 2016 survey. Two critical issues you raised were Career Opportunities and Leadership Visibility. Here are some of the ways that we acted on your responses:  Career Opportunities Expanded the Bridge Fellowship program to provide leadership and development opportunities to more employees. Created an… Read More

What happens to your Employee Survey

What happens to your employee survey once you take it? Turns out, a lot. Many steps are taken to assure your confidentiality is protected, the data is analyzed in a way that points to what’s important to you – not just good or bad – and then we take steps together to act on what we learned. The 2017 King County Employee Survey will open Monday, Sept. 18, running until Friday, Oct. 6, and paper surveys will be open from Monday, Sept. 11, to Friday, Oct. 6, for employees without email. Superior Court, District… Read More