Have Your Say

What is 'Have Your Say'? 

‘Have Your Say’ is what we in the Isle of Man Public Service call our employee engagements surveys. Historically ‘Have Your Say’ has been one biennial survey. You can see the results from these surveys at the Isle of Man Government's website.

From 2021 ‘Have Your Say’ is taking on a new, refreshed ‘Pulse Survey’ format. This new approach will mean that the surveys are shorter and easier to complete. Over the duration of the year a series of  pulse surveys will be launched across the organisation, focussing on a variety of work related topics that impact on the engagement of our people.

Our new ‘Have Your Say’ domain will enable results to be more readily available to be viewed. Importantly, it will mean that support in addressing any areas identified will be more immediate.

Why we survey

Engagement is a critical factor in the successful delivery of high quality services to the Isle of Man and its people. Importantly, engaging with our workforce, placing job satisfaction at the forefront of this and ultimately creating a workplace that fosters a happier working life, sits at the heart of our ‘Have Your Say’ pulse surveys.

Pulse surveys provide a steady stream of regular and current feedback, offering valuable real-time insights throughout the year. We ‘pulse’ to remain connected with our workforce and to drive forward our pursuit for continuous improvement.

Want to know more about engagement? Visit the LEaD Prospectus and explore available courses or view CIPD’s factsheet.

This month's pulse point

The focus of this month’s Have Your Say pulse survey is ‘Cultural Assessment’.

Workplace culture is a culmination of values, attitudes, behaviours and beliefs. Shaping the right culture with shared values, principles and goals underpinning our working practice and service delivery is what we as an organisation are constantly working towards.

For an organisation as large as the Public Service, delivering the range of diverse services to the Isle of Man that we do, getting the right culture is critical for many reasons, not least to attract and retain the excellent level of skill and experience we require to deliver those services.

The ‘Cultural Assessment’ pulse survey is designed to provide a snapshot of what our people currently think about the working culture they experience in their day to day roles.