The fourth Civil Service People Survey took place in October 2012. It involved 97 organisations across the Civil Service, which range in size from 34 employees to over 98,000.
A key element of the people survey is the ‘Employee Engagement Index’. This is based on evidence of a link between highly-engaged staff, high levels of health and wellbeing and organisational performance. Employee engagement is shaped by experiences at work, as measured by nine themes (drivers of engagement) in the survey, including leadership and managing change, my work, learning and development and inclusion and fair treatment.
A total of 75 per cent of DH staff took part in the survey in 2012, an increase of 2 per cent compared with 2011, and above the Civil Service average of 62 per cent.
The Department’s Employee Engagement Index for 2012 was 53 percent. In a year of continued change, the Employee Engagement Index has remained stable (the Department’s Employee Engagement Index for 2011 was also 53 per cent).
The results for the whole of the Civil Service will be available on Data.gov from the end of January.