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Survey now closed with results coming soon

26 June 2019

The People Matter Survey 2019 is now closed and results reports will be out soon.

The new 2019 results reports are more user-friendly to help your organisation interpret your data and decide what actions to take.

A record 196 organisations took part in this year’s survey. Of those, 95 have agreed to publish their organisation-level results, which we will publish on this site in late August. We congratulate these organisations on being transparent.

We will be hosting events in Melbourne and Bendigo in August to present on:

  • sector and regional results
  • sector and regional trends
  • how organisations can act on their results.

In 2020, the survey will have a brand new technology platform. The new system will provide a better experience for participants and more self-service options for pulse surveys and custom reporting.


People Matter Survey 2019 — it’s time to have your say

14 May 2019

The People Matter Survey 2019 is coming to you soon.

So have your say and help create positive change in your workplace.

Look out for posters or speak to your survey coordinator to find out when you’ll be doing the survey.

We’ve made some changes to the survey in 2019 including:

  • revised questions to better capture information on issues that affect your work life
  • simpler and clearer language
  • defined key terminology
  • questions are generally shorter.

If you can’t complete the survey in one sitting, you can pause and restart at any point.

Find out more at help for survey participants.


New Data-Collection Statement highlights privacy protections

29 April 2019

We want you to have full confidence that when you do the People Matter Survey, we protect your privacy.

So we created a new People Matter Survey Data-Collection Statement that outlines:

  • why we conduct the survey
  • what data we collect
  • how we collect, store and use your data
  • how we protect your anonymity

We’ve put lots of safeguards in place so your responses stay anonymous including

We will:

  • separate survey responses from any identifying data
  • not provide organisations with individual survey responses
  • not provide reports for organisations or groups with fewer than 10 responses

Let us know if you need to know more on 03 7004 7240 or people.matter@vpsc.vic.gov.au


The People Matter Survey process is officially underway for 2019!

4 April 2019

We’ve had a great response to the 2019 People Matter Survey so far. There are 197 organisations taking part and around 50% agreeing to be share their organisation-level results.

The 2019 survey marks the first phase of the People Matter Survey Reform Project.

This reform project will mean an improved and simplified question set that covers new areas of insight. We’ll capture valuable data on issues like sexual harassment, diversity, change management and learning.

We ran 4 information sessions for survey coordinators in March, where we answered questions on survey processes and the reform project.

This year, the team was able to widen its reach by running 3 of the sessions as webinars: a big help to those survey coordinators who couldn’t make it to the face-to-face session.

Feedback on the sessions was good and participating organisations are ready to have their say.

If you’d like to see a recording of the webinar get in touch on 03 7004 7240 or people.matter@vpsc.vic.gov.au