HR Advisory Committee Provides Recommendations from Employee Feedback

Published: July 24, 2015

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) is happy to announce it has completed a review of the 2015 CWI Employee Satisfaction Survey and developed a list of recommendations to address the top challenges identified in the annual survey. After careful evaluation, the HRAC consolidated the employee feedback into three priority topics:

  1. Communication
  2. Participatory Governance
  3. Career Advancement and Growth

Within each priority, the HRAC outlined a number of challenges identified from the survey. For communication, employees expressed a need for better communication lines to cascade information up, down, and across the College. The survey also revealed difficulty in finding employee and department specific information. Furthermore, employee feedback identified a lack of understanding in the role of Participatory Governance at CWI. Finally, the survey presented a need for better explanation of the difference between the promotion and competitive process for advancement and continued succession planning.

Based on these challenges, the HRAC has created a preliminary list of recommended actions that were approved by College Council and President’s Cabinet. Over the next couple months the HRAC will meet with key stakeholders from the College for input on each recommendation and to develop an implementation plan.

Employees interested in learning more about the HRAC’s recommendations are invited to contact any of the committee members: Brian Plumb, Eric Studebaker, Charles Dickinson, Linda Hyde, Debbie Jensen, Susan Fujinaga, Jake Garcin, Sharon Montgomery, and Lillian Talley.

The full survey results and a summary presentation are also available for review on myCWI under Faculty Staff Resources > Human Resources > CWI Employee Satisfaction Survey Summaries.

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