Find out about our annual public sector employee survey
About the survey
The People Matter Survey is the Victorian public sector’s an annual employee opinion survey for Victorian public sector organisations.
The survey is run by the Victorian Public Sector Commission to support the public sector
In 2019, the survey captured the views and experiences of 92,215 people from 196 organisations.
The survey helps organisation’s build positive workplace cultures.
The survey results tell us how employees see their workplaces, including views on:
- equal employment opportunity
- fair and reasonable treatment
The results help organisations understand employee engagement and job satisfaction.
Organisations use the results to work out how to improve the working environment for their employees.
People Matter Survey Reform
We refreshed the survey so we can be an accountable, engaged and high-performing public sector for Victoria.
From 2020, all organisations must take the survey each year.
By doing the survey each year, organisations can:
- track progress on key focus areas
- benchmark their results from year to year
- build the evidence they need to continually improve
Refined survey questions
We’ve refined the survey and theoretical framework based on analysis and stakeholder feedback.
This work builds on the 2019 survey reforms.
We are improving survey result reports to make them easier for you to understand and act on.
We plan to publish top-level People Matter Survey results for participating organisations later in 2020.
People Matter Survey Practitioner Network
The People Matter Survey Practitioner Network helps people connect and share best-practices and knowledge about the survey.
The network helps members plan action and drive change based on survey results.
The network is open to people with:
- direct responsibility for managing the survey in their organisation
- an interest in organisational development and performance using the survey results.
The network meets about every two months, face to face or as a webinar.
To find out more or join, visit the Innovation Network.
Find out more
Here you will find survey news, survey events and survey help for participants and coordinators.