Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

RNAO Workplace Survey 2014

RNAO Workplace Survey 2014

In our continued drive for a healthy work environment and to achieve the mission of RNAO, we encourage you to kindly respond to the attached Survey. The goal of this survey is to obtain information to develop specific plans across the Association as well as within departments to improve RNAO’s worklife environment. Results of this survey, along with any progress being made, will be reported at the Fall Staff Retreat. Your participation is very important towards making improvements at RNAO.

This is an anonymous survey and we encourage you to be open. Before completing this survey, kindly log out from the RNAO website. Please complete on or before Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Thank you for your input.

Psychosocial factors at work
The following questions are about your psychosocial work environment and job satisfaction. Some of the questions may fit better to your work than others, but please answer all questions.
Always Often Sometimes Seldom Never
Is your work unevenly distributed so it piles up?
Does your work put you in emotionally disturbing situations?
Do you have a large degree of influence concerning your work?
Do you have to work very fast?
Is there a good atmosphere between you and your colleagues?
Do you have to relate to other people’s personal problems as part of your work?
Do you have a say in choosing who you work with?
Do you have any influence on what you do at work?
Do you get behind with your work?
Is there good co-operation between the colleagues at work?
How often do you not have time to complete all your work tasks?
Do you have enough time for your work tasks?
Do you feel part of a community at your place of work?
Can you influence the amount of work assigned to you?
How often do you consider looking for work elsewhere?
How often do you get help and support from your colleagues?
How often are your colleagues willing to listen to your problems at work?
How often do your colleagues talk with you about how well you carry out your work?
To a very large extent To a large extent Some-what To a small extent To a very small extent
Is it necessary to keep working at a high pace?
Is your work emotionally demanding?
Does your work require you to take the initiative?
Is your work meaningful?
At your place of work, are you informed well in advance concerning for example important decisions, changes, or plans for the future?
Does your work have clear objectives?
Are contradictory demands placed on you at work?
Is your work recognised and appreciated by the management?
Do you feel that the work you do is important?
Would you recommend a good friend to apply for a position at your workplace?
Do you know exactly which areas are your responsibility?
Does the management at your workplace respect you?
Do you get emotionally involved in your work?
Can you use your skills or expertise in your work?
Do you enjoy telling others about your place of work?
Do you receive all the information you need in order to do your work well?
Do you do things at work, which are accepted by some people but not by others?
Are you treated fairly at your workplace?
Do you know exactly what is expected of you at work?
Do you sometimes have to do things, which ought to have been done in a different way?
Do you have the possibility of learning new things through your work?
Do you feel motivated and involved in your work?
Do you sometimes have to do things, which seem to be unnecessary?
Do you work at a high pace throughout the day?
Does your work give you the opportunity to develop your skills?
Do you feel that your place of work is of great importance to you?
How pleased are you with:
Very satisfied Satisfied Un-satisfied Very un-satisfied
Your work prospects?
The physical working conditions?
The way your abilities are used?
Your job as a whole, everything taken into consideration?
The workplace as a whole
The next questions are not about your own job but about the workplace as a whole.
To a very large extent To a large extent Somewhat To a small extent To a very small extent
Does the management trust the employees to do their work well?
Can you trust the information that comes from the management?
Are conflicts resolved in a fair way?
Does the management withhold important information from the employees?
Are employees appreciated when they have done a good job?
Do the employees withhold information from each other?
Do the employees withhold information from the management?
Do the employees in general trust each other?
Are all suggestions from employees treated seriously by the management?
Are the employees able to express their views and feelings?
Is the work distributed fairly?
Always Often Sometimes Seldom Never
How often is your immediate supervisor willing to listen to your problems at work?
How often do you get help and support from your immediate supervisor?
How often does your immediate supervisor talk with you about how well you carry out your work?
To a very large extent To a large extent Some-what To a small extent To a very small extent
makes sure that the individual member of staff has good development opportunities?
gives high priority to job satisfaction?
is good at work planning?
is good at solving conflicts?
Work and private life
The next questions are about the connection between work and private life.
Yes, often Yes, some-times Rarely No, never
Do you often feel a conflict between your work and your private life, making you want to be in both places at the same time?
Yes, certainly Yes, to a certain degree Yes, but only very little No, not at all
Do you feel that your work drains so much of your energy that it has a negative effect on your private life?
Do you feel that your work takes so much of your time that it has a negative effect on your private life?
Do your friends or family tell you that you work too much?
Health and well-being
These questions are about how you have been during the last 4 weeks.
All the time A large part of the time Part of the time A small part of the time Not at all
How often have you slept badly and restlessly?
How often have you felt worn out?
How often have you found it hard to go to sleep?
How often have you been physically exhausted?
How often have you been emotionally exhausted?
How often have you woken up too early and not been able to get back to sleep?
How often have you felt tired?
How often have you woken up several times and found it difficult to get back to sleep?
How often have you had problems relaxing?
How often have you been irritable?
How often have you been tense?
How often have you been stressed?
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
In general, would you say your health is:
Conflicts and offensive behaviours
*For the purposes of this survey bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and intentional behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that are intended to cause or ought to be known to cause fear and distress and or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation (e.g. undermining a person on a consistent basis; verbal aggression; gossiping; sabotaging work; ignoring; social or professional exclusion; aggressive/threatening gestures; cyber-bullying).
** For the purposes of this survey physical violence at your workplace is defined as the exercise of physical force, attempt of physical force or threat by a person against a worker in a workplace (workplace includes anywhere you are representing RNAO/conducting RNAO business) that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker.
In order to take every reasonable precaution to protect workers at risk of physical injury please consider answering the above question.

The phone number to contact RNAO's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-800-387-4765