Message from Dan Patterson: Employee Climate Survey extended to March 14

Dan PattersonIn order to achieve the highest possible participation rate, we have extended the Employee Climate Survey deadline by one week. The online survey, which was scheduled to conclude today (March 7) will now be open until Friday, March 14.

In extending the deadline, we have also added an extra draw for prizes on March 14 – in addition to today’s draw.

A high participation rate is important, because the quality of the data the survey generates is directly related to the level of response – the higher the participation rate, the more accurate and reliable the information we receive. The Employee Climate Survey is a significant exercise for Niagara College, and a key factor in maintaining a healthy organization that is committed to continuous improvement. It measures important elements in our workplace – respect, fairness, trust, leadership and management quality, manageable work stressors, recognition and opportunity, safety and workplace social support. The results of this year’s survey will not only help us to measure our progress over the course of three previous surveys, it will also identify where we’re doing well areas that need attention – all with a view towards making NC an even better place to learn and work.

If you haven’t already, please take the time to complete the survey online, by clicking the link you received via email from Metrics@Work, and using the username and password provided in that message. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you haven’t received the survey link from Metrics@Work, please email to determine whether you are on the list of eligible employees. The survey is open to all full-time employees, sessional/partial load faculty and regular part-time support and administrative staff.

Also, please be assured that when you complete the Employee Climate Survey, you are doing so in complete confidence. The survey is administered by an outside party in complete confidence, and the College does not have access to the raw data or any report or information that would identify an individual. Full details, including an FAQ, are available online at

I hope you will complete the survey and provide your feedback.

Dan Patterson, Ph.D.

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