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About This Website

This website provides our community with information on initiatives related to improving the staff experience.

2017 Staff Survey

The staff engagement survey of 2017 provided invaluable insights, which have continued to drive change across the University. This website is a direct result of these changes, as staff clearly stated the desire for more information on how we are elevating staff engagement.  This site highlights key cross-University initiatives, making Northwestern a place where staff can thrive and do their best work.


Much of the work continues to be driven by schools and administrative units, which have undertaken more than 100 initiatives to enhance the staff experience. A number have implemented clearer mechanisms for internal job postings and networking, enhanced their recognition programs, improved work processes through internal best-practice sharing and expanded their community-building efforts. You can contact your administrative leader to learn more about what your school or administrative unit is doing.