Wellness@Work Pulse Survey

From May to June 2022, Wellness@Work ran a short employee pulse survey. The goal was to better understand how faculty and staff felt in their work environment at that time and, for those working remotely, their concerns about returning to on-site work after the long absence caused by the pandemic.

Pulse Survey results

The survey results provide insight into a specific moment – how faculty and staff felt as campus prepared to return to its pre-pandemic level of activity. We had aimed to share these results in Fall 2022 and appreciate your patience with the delay. Thank you to everyone who completed the 2022 Pulse Survey. The responses we received will help us identify and better understand workplace factors that affect the psychological health and safety of University of Guelph faculty and staff.


We have captured some of the key findings from the survey results in this infographic, which we invite you to share with your colleagues.

Full Report

A full report on the findings from the 2022 Pulse Survey is available to all U of G staff and faculty.You may be required to sign in with your central login credentials to access the report. Read the full Wellness@Work Pulse Survey Report, Summer 2022. 

What's Next?

To ensure our data is representative of faculty and staff experience, the Wellness@Work Advisory Committee has recommended that the Pulse Survey be readministered during the same time frame (end of May – mid June) in 2023 to start identifying trends.

The results of the survey are being used to develop Wellness@Work programming that better supports faculty and staff in our current work environment. This includes:

  • creating a resource and training on Steps to Supporting a Colleague in Distress (launching late March/early April 2023)
  • consulting on and planning for the next Wellness@Work Strategic Plan, which will have a primary focus on psychological health and safety

A more extensive and comprehensive employee survey will be administered in 2024. That survey will provide results at a more refined level while maintaining respondent anonymity.

Moving forward, administering a pulse survey will be an annual or bi-annual assessment conducted by Wellness@Work, with an extensive and comprehensive well-being survey being administered, at a minimum of, every five years to ensure that consistent feedback is provided and adaptations are taking place to support the physical and psychological health and safety of faculty and staff. 


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Isidora Nezic, Wellness@Work Advisor, at nezici@uoguelph.ca