A message from Kevin Stevenson, vice president, Human Resources
This spring, UNM partnered with Gallup, an independent research-based consulting company, to conduct a staff engagement survey. The purpose of the survey was to help measure and understand the needs of UNM staff so we can be better informed as we pursue our UNM2040 objective of developing and supporting a stable and high-quality workforce.
Gallup has spent the past couple months analyzing survey responses, and we are excited to share initial results and findings with the campus community. We’ve developed a website, engage.unm.edu, where you can find institution-level results and information about the survey, the methodology, and why employee engagement is so important. After the start of the semester, we will be sharing more detailed campus-wide results, as well as opportunities for managers and supervisors to view tailored survey results for their units.
Overall, UNM’s Engagement Score is 3.96 (on a scale of 1 to 5). This score ranks in the 51st percentile for all higher education institutions, meaning that UNM scores above average and better than 51% of institutions.
Another key measure is the Engagement Ratio, or the number of engaged staff members relative to actively disengaged staff members. UNM’s Engagement Ratio is 4.36:1, compared to a 3.1:1 ratio across higher education employees nationally, indicating that UNM employees are more engaged than those at other institutions.
Lastly, the survey included questions from Gallup’s Culture of Inclusion Index, which measures the elements necessary for creating and maintaining inclusive environments. UNM’s Culture of Inclusion score is 3.89, which places us in the 57th percentile, meaning that UNM scores better than 57% of higher education institutions nationally.
We are encouraged by these initial results and recognize there is more discovery to be made as we process and analyze the results in more detail. We’ll continue to share information, including more detailed results and efforts to build on our successes and address areas for opportunity, throughout the fall semester.
The results so far show what we already know – that UNM is a great place to work. Working together, we are committed to making it even better. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey, and look for additional information in the weeks to come.
If you have any questions about the survey or next steps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.