Upcoming Survey for the “Great Colleges to Work For" program

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we continue to implement our Strategic Plan Forward Together, you will remember that one of our initiatives is a comprehensive plan to invest in our people and culture. To measure the progress of that work, we promised to conduct employee surveys. To that end, we have decided to participate in the Great Colleges to Work For® program, a national survey designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Regardless of whether we are recognized, the data we receive will be helpful as we continue the process of creating the best workplace possible.

The week of March 4, the survey will be distributed to a random selection of all our employees. If you are included in this random sample, you will receive an invitation with details about the program and how to access the survey. This invitation will be sent to you via email from “Great Colleges.” The survey will be accessible from March 4 – March 29, 2024, and we ask that, if you receive the survey, you take the time to respond before the survey closes. Because there are a limited number of participants, it is important that you respond since you are representing not only yourself but all your colleagues. Your feedback is invaluable! A high response rate helps ensure an accurate representation of our community. At the close of the program, we will receive topline reports that summarize the organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence our culture.

The survey is voluntary and completely confidential; our institution will not be able to trace results back to individuals. Your invitation to take the survey will come by email with the subject line “Great Colleges to Work For 2024 Faculty/Staff Survey.” To log into the survey, we will all have the same usernames but unique passwords. For this reason, you should not forward your survey to any colleagues. Your survey will be processed by ModernThink LLC, an independent management consulting firm focusing on workplace quality in higher education. They can be reached at 888.684.4658 or at surveys@modernthink.net.

We encourage everyone’s participation and hope you will take this opportunity to share your honest feedback! We will share the results back with the campus once we receive them. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at askhr@redlands.edu or visit www.GreatCollegesProgram.com if you have any questions.


Krista L. Newkirk