The Community Corrections Division worked with the sector’s Business Research & Diagnostics Team to design this survey. It is designed to help identify the significance and impact of workload and workplace stress on all divisional employees and what factors support employees in managing their work and healthy engagement. The information collected from this survey will be used by the Community Management Committee to inform future human resources decisions and practices which support the improved functioning of the organization.
This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
This survey is anonymous. No administrative decisions about individuals or offices will be made because of this survey. No individuals will be identified and no comments will be attributed to any individual in any reports resulting from this survey. The Business Research and Diagnostics Team will not collect, use or disclose any personal information using this survey. Please do not provide any third-party information (i.e. talk about others) in your responses to this survey.
All data for this survey is collected and managed in accordance with the provisions of PIA AG/SG16015 and the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Research Ethics. If you have any questions or concerns regarding data use, privacy or confidentiality issues, please contact Dr. Richard Brown at 250.217.0372, Georgina Nicoll at 250.507.7963, or Cliona Quail-Bradley at 250.818.4544.
Section 1: About You
Note that answering these questions does not compromise your anonymity. These questions are designed for us to get the information we need to focus resources in the areas where they are most required, not to identify individuals.
I currently work in the following region.
How long have you worked for the Community Corrections Division?
How would you broadly define your current position?
Section 2: About Your Overall Satisfaction with Stress and Workload
My workload is manageable.
My work related stress is manageable.
Section 3: About Your Current Workplace Culture
Some aspects of our work may impact how we experience and manage our workloads and stress. Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements.
Section 4: About Your Workload
Thinking about your experiences with managing your workload, please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements. For the first two questions below, process is defined as the steps required to achieve tasks or the flow of tasks within your specific work location; for example: how meetings are scheduled, how work is assigned, accessing workplace tools, accessing information, filing and paperwork management, communication between staff and/or supervisors.
Based on your experiences working for Community Corrections; has your workload increased, stayed the same, or decreased in the following areas.
If you answered "Other" to the question above, please specify the area below:
Are there any specific tasks or inefficiencies in work processes that are taking up too much of your time or are redundant?
Thinking about the past six months, roughly what percentage of your time is spent doing activities directly related to your job (i.e. those duties and functions you were specifically hired to do: PO- client meetings, case management, core programs, report writing and professional development; Admin- data entry, operational support, reception counter/ phones, filing; Managers- support/mentoring staff, operational issues, hiring, performance management and quality assurance)
Thinking about the past six months, roughly what percentage of your time is spent doing activities not directly related to your job (i.e. training that is no on a basic training plan, attending conferences, staff meetings, committee work, surveys, wellness days ,executive visits, OHS activities or any other activities which support the organization or broader government)?
Thinking about the last six months, roughly what percentage of your time is spent doing administrative work (i.e. reading email, managing your calendar, attending to office equipment and supplies, managing you physical work space etc.)?
Section 5: About Your Stress Perceptions
Thinking about your work experiences in the past two years, please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements.
Please rate the degree of stress you have been experiencing from the following workload issues or situations:
If you answered "Other" to the question above, please specify the workload issue or area below:
Do you feel comfortable acknowledging a mistake you have made at work?
If work ever feels overwhelming, do you feel comfortable discussing the situation with your supervisor?
Section 6: About Your Workplace Supports
Have you accessed any of these workplace supports? (please check all that apply)
If you have accessed any of the above, were they helpful to you in managing your work related stress?
What could your organization do differently to help you manage your work related stress?
Section 7: About Your Future Plans
What type of career opportunities interest you? Please select all that apply
If you answered "Other" to the question above, please specify the career opportunity below:
Have you seriously contemplated leaving Community Corrections?
If you answered "Yes" to the above question, how many times have you applied to positions outside of Community Corrections?
Approximately, how long do you plan to work for Community Corrections?
What aspects of your job bother you enough to make you consider looking elsewhere for work?