One of the ways we aim to ensure an excellent working environment at CERN is by maintaining a strong and open dialogue with everyone working here, whether staff, fellows, users, other associated members of personnel or contractors. That’s why we hold regular meetings with personnel to report on ongoing activity and to answer questions about the things that are important to you. And it’s why the HR department is preparing to launch out a staff survey.
The last major surveys of CERN’s personnel were in 2009. They sought the opinions of both staff and users. Since then, the Users’ Office has surveyed users on the specific topics of health insurance, in 2013, and internal communications, in 2016. Today, it’s time for a new staff survey: an opportunity for staff members to make their voices heard concerning what’s good at CERN and what could be improved. Staff opinions and suggestions will also provide valuable input to the upcoming five-yearly review, and will help us to create a good working environment for all who work here.
The survey covers all aspects of working at CERN, and staff members have already helped us to shape it, thanks to the strong response to a pre-survey conducted before the summer. This has allowed us, along with the external experts we are working with, to tailor the survey to focus on your concerns.
Please take the time to complete the survey: just 10-15 minutes of your time will help us make CERN a better workplace. The Staff Association is running a complementary survey to which your input is also highly appreciated.
The staff survey will be open from 24 September to 15 October, and the results will be shared with all personnel later in the year.
For more information on the survey, see this announcement.