UNC System Employee Engagement Survey

2018 Results

ModernThink Results Overview

Results of the 2018 survey, sent to permanent faculty and staff employed as of December 2017, were shared in a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, February 21, 2019. ModernThink led the presentation. 

2018 Results Overview (PDF)


System-Wide Results

  • System-wide topline data were shared with the UNC Board of Governors and posted publicly on the UNC System website.
  • Data points were used as a comparator for human resource metrics such as turnover data to see if trends could be determined.
  • The results were used to support key policy changes, including the adoption of paid parental leave.

UNCW Results

On campus, the engagement survey results led to the development and/or improvement of the following programs and resources:

Talent Development Signature Programs:


  • Employee Guidebook (Launching Summer 2020)
  • Canvas Course for New Employees (SHRA/EHRA non-faculty: Launching Summer 2020)


  • Implicit Bias Workshop for Search Committees
  • Harassment Prevention Workshop (revamp)
  • LEAD module: Navigating and Communicating with Human Resources (revamp)
  • New Full Cycle Performance training for employees and supervisors


  • Healthy Hawks Workplace (Launched January 2020)
  • Recognition Program Brainstorming Focus Group (Launching Spring 2020)
  • UNC System Employee Engagement Survey Focus Groups (Launching Summer 2020)