Authors: Adrian Munro
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: At RW we set about to conduct our annual staff survey, however, the Aboriginal staff rightly pointed out that their needs as Aboriginal staff has differences to other staff, and therefore they should have a different staff survey. The Executive listened to this feedback and completely agreed and set out to find an Aboriginal specific staff satisfaction survey. We couldn't find any, nor could we find any research or examples to guide us. So we decided to embark on this process and be guided by the Aboriginal staff and the Elders to co-design an Aboriginal specific staff survey. We learnt so much along the way and believe that the process we used was culturally safe and appropriate and empowered the Aboriginal staff. It is also led to an excellent outcome where the Aboriginal staff could provide the executive with real and powerful feedback, in a safe and anonymous process. We believe that every organisation should be completing staff surveys specific to smaller groups of their staff and this process can provide an excellent template for others to learn from.