Once a year we reach out to you all to complete the Annual Employee Survey. We were very pleased to achieve an 88% completion rate this year. The time you take to complete the survey helps us continue to shape Exponential-e as we grow and move forward, so a big thanks to everyone who responded!
Each year, we take a look at the positive responses as an average for each category and compare YoY. Once again this year we have seen an increase on the overall positive response and the average for most categories has either remained neutral or slightly increased, with the exception of the 'Recommendation' category (see graph).
As a reminder: A positive response is when an individual has answered the question with either 'Strongly agree' or 'Somewhat agree'.
Would you recommend Exponential-e to a friend or family member? 86% said 'Yes' - this indicates to us that a large majority of our employees are engaged and would recommend us a company to work for.
While this is obviously a pleasing result, we have dropped 1% when we look year on year (YoY), which is something for us to review.
Over the last three years we have seen a 20% increase in positive responses to Compensation and Benefits as a category, and there has been a 31% increase of positive responses to the question 'Does Exponential-e offer a comprehensive benefits package?'. Once again, YoY it is great to see the results heading in the right direction.
The question on what further improvements could be made resulted in the following themes being identified. (See top of right-hand column.)
This year we saw a great response to the open questions. These responses have given us an improved understanding of the concerns, frustrations and suggestion of people within the business. As an Exec team we are currently reviewing all the open comments; however, the next few graphs will give you an understanding of the themes that have been collected so far.
As you can see from the themes above, we have some consistent messages that have continued to come through all the response,
- Automation and Processes
- Facilities and Workspace
- Collaboration Across Teams
- Learning and Development
These areas will be a main focus for us to build upon, and over the coming months we will be planning and communicating how as a business we can look to address these common themes.
On the subject of "Facilities and Workspace", as Lee mentioned in his Introduction, I can confirm that the upgrade to our London Headquarters will commence in November. We will be starting with a full refurbishment of the Reception and Meeting Rooms on the 5th Floor as well as full replacement of the bathrooms on the 5th Floor. We will then continue the upgrade to across all floors when we take possession of the additional floors in April 2020.
A big thank you once again for the time taken to complete the survey - we will continue to communicate in due course.
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