A Message from the Principal 

Our workplace has seen a significant amount of change, particularly over the past two years. I know that these changes have been difficult for everyone and the pandemic has dramatically affected our workplace. That is why it is important we take the time to reflect on our experiences and their impact, especially at work where we devote so much of our time and energy. The Employee Experiences Survey is designed to gather information on the current state of our working environment and culture to help us understand, as an institution, what we need to do to address our employees’ needs and ensure that Queen’s is a welcoming and supportive workplace. 

Several years back, I wrote a Report on the Conversation I had with the university when I took up the role of the Principal. At the time, I was told about concerns with respect to our workplace culture. When I drafted our new strategy, I specifically addressed workplace culture as a key strategic goal. This survey begins the work to meet that goal.

Your participation is vital. Without you, we will not have the full picture of our workplace. Everyone counts and everyone’s opinion matters. With full participation, the Employee Experiences Survey will provide the university with insight into our workplace and will allow us to develop programming and initiatives that are more responsive to employees’ needs. Data collected will be used to determine the effectiveness of any action taken to improve the workplace.

I thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and opinions about Queen’s and your employee experiences and I look forward to learning how we can improve. 

Patrick Deane
Principal and Vice-Chancellor


Your Voice Counts

The Employee Experiences Survey measures employee perspectives on various aspects of our organizational culture so that future employee initiatives are evidence-based and can more effectively address employees’ needs. This information is integral to creating a work environment that is both supportive and welcoming. Your feedback will help identify key areas for focus in our efforts to improve employee experiences at Queen’s.

Accessing the Survey

The survey is open for a four-week period beginning April 25 and closing May 20. In late April, all employees will receive a survey email invitation from Metrics@Work, the external partner who is administering the survey. The email includes a unique survey link that can only be completed by the recipient. Please do not forward this email to anyone else. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk or spam folder or contact info@metricsatwork.com.

Sharing Results

Queen's is committed to transparency, accountability, and action. University-wide results for the Employee Experiences Survey will be shared in Fall 2022, followed by department and unit-level reports. Reports will only be generated for groups and/or teams that have more than five responses. To protect confidentiality, no identifying data is provided to Queen’s from Metrics@Work.