Staff Survey results

Two-minute survey for VCU staff 

VCU HR conducted a two-minute survey in December 2022 with all salaried staff.  The feedback aims to facilitate meaningful discussions with staff regarding employee engagement, cultivating an inclusive culture of care and appreciation, and supporting a climate that encourages critical thinking, innovation, compassion, collaboration and continuous learning. 

Review the Survey Results (PDF)

Annual Employee Survey

The survey was conducted in April 2022 and aimed to deepen our understanding of the most important elements of the employee experience, given the changes occurring in the past two years. The results provided a greater understanding of staff priorities and effective responses to this information will improve employee retention, critical to achievement of our recalibrated Quest strategic plan. 

Review the Employee Survey Overall Results (PDF)

Staff & manager events 

September 15, 2022 (Session 1) & September 19, 2022 (Session 2) -    Staff focus group meetings with employees 25-30 years old with 1-3 years of Experience 

VCU HR hosted two online focus group meetings with targeted VCU Staff 25-30 years old with 1-3 years of experience.  The sessions were held in response to the staff survey in April and high turnover rates among this specific demographic.  Staff participated in small breakout groups with one primary facilitator and responded to 8 directed questions.  The facilitators provided a short debrief on the overall themes in combined group session.

Review the focus group results (PDF)

June 23, 2022 - Staff survey town hall meeting for VCU managers 

VCU HR hosted an online town hall meeting on June 23 at 10 a.m. for VCU managers to preview the results of the recent staff survey. The survey was conducted in April 2022 and gathered information about which elements of the work experience are most important to employees at this time. 



  • In the satisfaction section, 13 of the 15 items were rated positively.
  • Merit and market-based pay were rated lowest.
  • Pay and work/life balance were the two most important factors in the decision to continue working at VCU, closely followed by benefits and flexible work arrangements. 


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