Human Resources (HR) will conduct the 2008 hospital-wide survey May 6 to 19, which gives all employees, staff and volunteers the chance to provide completely anonymous feedback to leadership. "There's no doubt that our most valuable asset is our people," says Sandra Fenwick, chief operating officer. "To continuously improve and maintain our workplace of choice, we need to hear from all the talented, committed employees we have at every level of our organization."
The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and you can do it online or on paper (in one of five languages). In some areas, group sessions will be held to help employees complete their surveys more easily. Watch for details in Small Talk and via email as the survey dates get closer.
Those who submit a survey will be eligible for cash raffles of $100, $200, $300 and $500. These raffles are scattered throughout the two-week survey period. Colette Hendrix of Ophthalmology was the grand prize winner the last time the survey was conducted. "I thought it was important to take the survey, as this is one way senior leadership hears from us," she says. "Unless I speak up, I can't complain when I don't see changes at the department or institution level." Hendrix was very excited when Arlene Beauchemin of HR called her to let her know the good news. "First, I never win anything, and second, it was such a nice call to get at 8 in the morning. It made my day. I plan on participating again. Maybe I'll go two for two!"