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2018-19 Annual Report

Goal 1: Employee Development & Engagement

In 2018–19, we continued to support the development and engagement of IES employees through:

  1. Enhanced awareness of and support for the IES mission and values, providing opportunities for staff input, innovation and shared decision making
  2. Advancing a culture of employee engagement and community: improved communication, generating opportunities for collaboration and greater awareness of progress towards shared goals
  3. Enhanced support for IES staff development

We invested strategically in resources to support a culture of leadership, learning, communication and collaboration:

  • Continued to deliver weekly “In the Loop” emails designed to streamline internal communications and ensure everyone has access to timely, critical information
  • Served as facilitator and event planner for IES summer and winter All Hands Meetings

Facilitated IES Wellness Annual Report Updates.

  • Met regularly to foster employee development and engagement, with initiatives like community service activities and staff training and development advocacy and promoting revised IES values
  • IES was awarded the well wolfpack certification ‘gold standard’ for our efforts towards building a wellness culture
  • Developed and deployed an interest survey to effectively implement the six dimensions of university wellness across IES including: physical, emotional, social, community, career and financial
  • Formed a wellness subcommittee to lead, develop and implement initiatives, community outreach and
    wellness workshops
  • Participated in the races, biking tours and 10 workshops
  • Volunteered (as a group) to serve five organizations. Individually, 50% of organization has accumulated over 350 hours of community service. The organization participated in three financial wellness workshops related to banking service options, retirement and budgeting tools
  • Updated staff portal and developed new employee on-boarding materials, including an IES onboarding online course. We continued to post this content in a central repository on the IES staff portal

Over the next twelve months, we aim to cast our net further and engage even more stakeholders with news about our work. We intend for our efforts to lead to new ideas for collaboration. We will continue to encourage employees to develop Professinal Development Plans that enable—and inspire—them to access training that will be of the most benefit to them and to our organization.