Percentage of employees who feel that their ideas and suggestions are valued by department management


This item is part of the Employee Recognition dimension of the survey. It aims to assess the level of participation employees' feel they have in recommending strategies, courses or action, or innovations to the workplace and the reception of those ideas. In the past 5+ years, this item has averaged about 50-55% level of agreement citywide. *No Survey was issued in 2020 as the City collected benchmarking information and best practices in order to overhaul the Listening to the Workforce survey. 


The historical data for this item suggests that about half of employees surveyed feel their ideas are valued.  Over time, this item has been stable and may be hard to impact on a citywide basis.
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Additional Measure Insights

The annual Listening to the Workforce survey results are delivered back to City Management and then Department Directors and Human Resources Managers.  An effort has been made in the recent past to work with Departments in ways to use results and communicate back implementations and changes to further drive the efficacy of the survey tool.  If results are in need of improvement, the Human Resources Department is available to provide subject matter experts to improve needed areas.

Measure Details and Definition

1) Definition: This measure represents the percentage of employees who agree that the employees in their workgroup behave ethically.
2) Calculation method: This percentage is calculated by adding up the number of participants who selected agree and strongly agree to this survey item and divided by those who provided a response to the item.
3) Data Collection Process:  The data for the Listening to the Workforce is collected annually by providing both online and paper surveys to all regular City employees.  The survey runs for about 3-4 weeks during the middle of the year.
4) Measure Target Calculation: The target was calculated by averaging the past five years of data.
5) Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year) in December.
Date page was last updated: March 2023