2022 Waiora Staff Engagement Survey

Here at Hutt City Council we’re on a journey to build a fit-for-purpose organisation with the right capability and culture to enable our people to thrive. Our biggest asset is our people so their feedback is vital in shaping the future of our organisation so we can deliver great work for our city and its people.

More than 380 staff completed the survey – this was around 82% of all staff. 8 out of 10 staff responded saying that they feel really cared about and 83% of staff provided favourable or neutral feedback in relation to feeling they belong here at Hutt City Council.

What we are doing well

Our overall engagement score continues to steadily climb with an 11% increase since June 2021, with all elements that make up engagement and contribute to staff connection and commitment to our organisation seeing positive increases.

In particular we can see the impact our focus on staff wellbeing through COVID-19 has had, with the overwhelming majority of staff knowing – and feeling – that their wellbeing is a priority for Council.

The comments reflected immense pride and commitment to our community and our staff feeling like they’re able to make a real difference to people’s lives here in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt.

What we need to focus on

Survey results show that our areas of focus are the right ones, that we have made lots of progress and there is still work to do. This mainly relates to continuing to improve our systems and processes and continuing to provide opportunities for staff to develop their skills and knowledge in Te Ao Māori.

2022 survey results

Read more about the survey results here - Annual Waiora staff engagement survey April 2022

What’s next?

We’ll keep carrying out regular “pulse check” surveys to measure our progress against areas we want to improve.