About the employee experience survey
Doing an employee experience survey helps your organisation show how much progress it has made on the seven gender equality indicators. This is required under section 19(3)(c) of the Gender Equality Act .
The survey will ask questions about how your employees feel about:
- organisational culture
- gender equality
This information is important because it helps you gain a better understanding of the problem of gender inequality in your workplace. It will complement data you already have about your employees from your organisation’s workforce data. Together, this information gives a more complete picture of gender inequality in your workplace.
If your organisation is taking part in either:
- the People matter run by the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) in 2023, or
- the People matter survey for local government in 2023, also run by the VPSC
- you don't have to do a separate experience survey.
For organisations taking part in these surveys, the VPSC will collect and share the data with the Commission on your behalf. If your organisation is not taking part in these surveys, we strongly recommend that you hire a third-party provider to collect employee experience data. This is because the data is sensitive.
Resources for organisations not using the 2023 People matter survey
Practice note for the Employee experience survey
The practice note is designed for organisations not using the 2023 People matter survey. It explains how to keep your employees safe and anonymous when doing the employee experience survey. It also has advice on when to do the survey, how to do it, survey specifications and suggestions for what to include in a contract when hiring a third-party provider. You will need this whether you hire a third party to do the survey or not.
Questions in the Employee experience survey
This is a list of all the questions for the 2023 employee experience survey. This list includes details about the response options you must provide to each question and which responses lead to follow-up questions. You must use these questions if you want to do a survey with your employees and your organisation is not doing the People matter survey or the People matter survey for local government in 2023. If you’re not taking part in either of these surveys, we strongly recommend that you hire a third-party provider to do the survey.
Template to report your Employee experience data
This template is for submitting the results of your survey to the Commission, through our reporting platform. You must use this template to submit the results of the employee experience survey as part of your workplace gender audit. You can submit your completed template on the reporting platform.
You don't need to submit this template if you are participating in the People matter survey or the People matter survey for local government in 2023.
Promotional materials for local government using the 2023 People matter survey for local government
If you’re taking part in the 2023 People matter survey for local government, you can download the promotional materials below. The resources and tips we have can be personalised for your organisation.
When you promote the survey, it tells your employees that:
- their voice is important, and
- your organisation is committed to workplace gender equality.
For help with this guide, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A step-by-step guide to promoting the People matter survey for local government.
Suggested key messages
Key information about the 2023 survey experience.
Email templates you can use to promote, invite employees to participate, and remind people of the survey.
A news article you can tailor for your intranet to help promote the People matter survey for local government.
Notes you can tailor for your senior leaders when they’re speaking about the People matter survey for local government.
Frequently Asked Questions
A set of questions and answers to support you to provide key details about the People matter survey for local government.
Visual support materials
A range of visual support materials can be downloaded below in ZIP files. If you need help downloading the ZIP files, email: email@example.com
Set of 5 posters you can use to promote your survey. There are 2 versions of each poster. One version is ready to use, while the other has space for your organisation to add a QR code.
Email signature banners
Set of 2 email signature banners you can use to promote your survey.
Set of 3 promotional images you can use to promote your survey.
Set of 3 splash screens you can use to promote your survey at workstations across your organisation.
Reviewed 16 May 2023