To find out what faculty and staff think about working at the university, UAB will conduct its first Faculty and Staff Climate Survey Sept. 21-Oct. 4.
Faculty and staff with UAB e-mail accounts will receive a direct link to the survey in an e-mail Tuesday, Sept. 21. For those employees without easy e-mail access, arrangements will be made with their departments; alternatively, they can visit a computer lab in the Medical Towers building (1717 11th Ave. S., Fourth Floor) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An outside firm, HR Solutions Inc., will administer the survey in order to ensure confidentiality; individual responses will not be seen by anyone at UAB.
"HR Solutions developed the engagement surveys that have been distributed in UAB Medicine for the past couple of years," said Chief Human Resources Officer Alesia Jones. "They are experts in the development of satisfaction and climate surveys, and they will be able to analyze the results of our survey to provide important information on faculty and staff perceptions of the work environment at UAB."
When the analysis is completed, the results will be shared with deans and senior administration. A summary also will be shared with the faculty and staff.
"This is your chance to make a difference in your work environment, and in the future of UAB," Jones said. "I encourage each and every faculty and staff member to take the 15 minutes or less needed to complete this survey."