HR Advisory Survey Results

The Baylor HR Advisory is a monthly email and web publication that provides important HR news and information for faculty and staff. Our goal is to identify the top issues for the upcoming month and present them in an easy to read format. All current and past editions of the HR Advisory are posted here within the HR website. You may add this webpage to your Favorites to view any edition of the Advisory at your leisure. Due to the Christmas holiday, the HR Advisory issues for November and December are combined into one edition which is distributed the last Tuesday in November.

We wanted to know how useful the HR Advisory is to our faculty and staff across campus and what we could do to improve the publication. In May 2012, Baylor's office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT) distributed an electronic survey to 1,000 faculty and staff to obtain feedback. A total of 380 survey responses were received for a response rate of 28%. A majority of the respondents (86%) were aware of the HR Advisory email. 87.1% of faculty and staff either agree or strongly agree that the HR Advisory email is an effective form of communication.

Below are results for level of agreement with the following statements:

Agree or
Strongly Agree
88% Information from Human Resources is relevant to me.
76.3% The layout of the HR Advisory email is effective.
80.3% The overall content is informative and useful.
85.9% The issues covered are important to Baylor employees.
87.1% The HR Advisory is an effective form of communication to disseminate information from HR.

We received a number of suggestions to improve the HR Advisory, as well as suggestions for information to include in the advisory. As you will see in the June 2012 issue, we have added a comment box for faculty and staff to submit questions, comments and suggestions about the HR Advisory. We will also be working on ways to improve the formatting of the advisory, and to include topics of interest. We extend a special thanks to those who responded to the survey, and we appreciate your ongoing feedback to help make this e-communication useful and user-friendly to faculty and staff.