New initiative to increase engagement and enhance the work environment

Are you an employee who tells people great things about working at the University? Do you feel that you can bring forward ideas? Do you know how you and your job contribute to the success of the University?

A new initiative of the Department of Human Resources is aimed at building employee engagement with the University of Windsor as a workplace.

“We Are UWindsor” will promote a work environment where employees find personal meaning and motivation in their work and actively contribute to the success of the University, says Rita LaCivita, chief human resources officer.

“Over the next couple of months, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to express their views on various aspects of working life at the University through focus groups and an employee survey,” LaCivita says. “The information gathered will lead to the development of the University’s first comprehensive Employee Engagement Action Plan which will articulate specific University-wide strategies and initiatives that will increase engagement and enhance the work environment.”

Her department will send invitations this week to employees selected through a random sampling process to participate in the focus groups. The University’s Research Ethics Board has approved the focus group discussions. Visit the We Are UWindsor Web site to learn more about the focus groups and this initiative.