UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Labor

Madison Region Economic Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report, 2016 – 2019 (7/June 2019)

The purpose of this survey was to study workplace diversity and inclusion practices among employers in eight counties in southern Wisconsin. The survey was sponsored by the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) as part of an initiative to establish benchmarks and to better understand workforce practices in the Madison Region.

This report summarizes the results of the 2019 MadREP diversity and inclusion survey and tracks changes over the four iterations of this survey in which the Survey Research Center (SRC) has been involved.
 

Madison Region Economic Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Survey - 2018 Report (13/May 2018)

The purpose of this survey was to study workplace diversity and inclusion practices among employers in eight counties in southern Wisconsin. The survey was sponsored by the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) as part of an initiative to establish benchmarks and to better understand workforce practices in the Madison Region.

Family Friendly Workplace Survey, 2017 (28/December 2017)

In fall 2017, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls collaborated with United Way St Croix Valley to evaluate their Family Friendly Workplace (FFW) program.  The United Way St. Croix Valley had a number of questions they hoped to be answered by this evaluation:

  • Do millennial and older employees have different preferences when it comes to employment benefits?
  • Are employees at FFWs aware of the benefits they receive as part of this program?
  • What benefits are most important to FFW employees?
  • What monetary value do FFW employees place on the employment benefit they most value?
  • Does being designated a FFW convey any strategic advantages in terms of attracting and retaining workers and increasing their positive word of mouth about their employer and their productivity?

To address these questions, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at UW-River Falls, in consultation with United Way St Croix Valley, created two parallel surveys:

  • One for employees at current FFW organizations
  • One for “millennial” workers 35 or younger living in the region

Madison Region Economic Partnership 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report (10/May 2017)

The purpose of this survey was to study workplace diversity and inclusion practices among employers in eight counties in southern Wisconsin. The survey was sponsored by the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) as part of an initiative to establish benchmarks and to better understand workforce practices in the Madison Region.

Madison Region Economic Partnership 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report, (14/May 2016)

The purpose of this survey was to study workplace diversity and inclusion practices among employers in eight counties in southern Wisconsin. The survey was sponsored by the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) as part of an initiative to establish benchmarks and to better understand workforce practices in this region.

Wisconsin Agricultural and Natural Resource Sector Labor Survey Report: 2009 (1/ February 2010)

The primary focus of this survey was to document the current and anticipated demand for workers in four sectors of Wisconsin’s agricultural and natural resources industries: horticulture, agricultural finance, and forestry. In addition, the survey examined employee attributes, the level of employee wages, benefits, employer-provided training, skills demanded by firms, and bonus practices.  This report is a companion to a previous survey in 2008 that examined the current and anticipated demand for workers in four additional sectors of Wisconsin’s agricultural and natural resources industries: dairy product manufacturing, animal slaughtering and processing, farm supply wholesalers, and bioenergy.

Washburn County Employee Survey Report (25/ November 2008)

Washburn County employees were asked to complete an on-line survey as part of the County’s strategic planning efforts. The survey was a traditional “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats” (SWOT) analysis. Strengths and weaknesses refer to internal factors that would help or impede the County’s attempts to achieve its strategic objectives of becoming more effective and efficient. Opportunities and threats are supposed to focus on external trends or events that might help or impede progress toward strategic objectives.

Wisconsin Agricultural and Natural Resource Sector Labor Survey Report (21/October 2008)

The primary focus of this survey was to document the current and anticipated demand for workers in four sectors of Wisconsin's agricultural and natural resources industries: dairy product manufacturing, animal slaughtering and processing, farm supply wholesalers, and bioenergy. In addition, the survey examined employee attributes, the level of employee wages, benefits, employer-provided training, and skills demanded by firms.

West Central Wisconsin Talent Survey: Summary Report (4/March 2007)

The Workforce Talent Survey was designed to guide workforce and economic development efforts in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development area (Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties). The information is intended to inform existing and potential businesses of the availability of workers, their interest, and talents in order to assist in the effort to attract and retain high-paying, high quality employment opportunities for West Central Wisconsin residents.