HOUSTON – May 24, 2016 – Spring Independent School District is sharing the results of its 2016 Employee Engagement Survey. Conducted in March, the survey was designed to measure the sense of connection that the district’s employees have with the district and with their current job. Nearly 4,000 employees participated in the survey, a 73 percent response rate.
“Our employees are our greatest asset, said Dr. Rodney E. Watson, Spring ISD superintendent. “We won’t let this information sit dormant. The data will be used to improve working conditions so we can increase employee engagement over time. This is a key goal of the district’s EVERY CHILD 2020 strategic plan because fully engaged employees are critical to helping all Spring ISD students achieve their full potential.”
Focused on six key areas of employee engagement – shared values, leadership, communication, feedback and recognition, work environment, and career growth and training opportunities – the survey revealed:
- Nearly seven out of ten participating employees are engaged or highly engaged with the district overall;
- More than nine out of 10 participating employees are engaged or highly engaged with their specific work within the district; and
- Nearly eight out of 10 participating employees are motivated to contribute more than is expected of them.
In addition to the overall engagement results, the survey also revealed that most staff are familiar with the district’s mission and values and know how they can support the district’s work. Despite these positive indicators, the survey also clearly revealed areas for improvement, such as encouraging staff to share their ideas, better explaining the reasons behind key decisions, increased recognition of employees, improved understanding of employees’ professional needs, and ensuring district leaders’ actions are consistent with their words.
High-level district data is being shared districtwide, while campus and department leaders will receive their specific data points at the end of the month.
The annual survey was conducted by K12 Insight, an independent research partner, to ensure confidentiality.
View the Employee Engagement Survey Report (PDF).