Staff Pulse Survey

Printable version of above poster

The inaugural Staff Pulse Survey was conducted in the spring of 2015; the second Pulse survey was conducted in late 2016. The purpose of this survey is to help the university understand how our workforce is aligning with critical university priorities.

The 2018 survey is expected to run from Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 23. For reference, below is a picture of what the last survey looked like:

survey screenshot


Your answers to this survey are completely confidential – nobody at USC will ever see your individual responses. To ensure anonymity, USC contracts with a third party vendor to conduct our staff survey – Gartner (formerly known as CEB) is the independent consulting firm that conducts our survey (read their privacy statement). Gartner has a proven record of administering confidential staff surveys, compiling and interpreting results, and developing measurable action plans based on the findings. This survey is designed and structured not only to ensure confidentiality, but to also make your participation easy. So that we obtain the most accurate information possible, we encourage you to express your honest opinions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your voice! When you receive your Staff Pulse Survey invitation, take a few minutes (usually, 15-20) to complete it right away!