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Engaged, enabled and energised for a new year

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    At UCB we want our global workforce to feel inspired by our shared mission to improve the lives of people with severe diseases.

    The best way to know how our teams feel about the company is to ask. That is why we run UCB Voices. This global employee engagement survey, now in its sixth cycle, is a unique chance to tap into the views of our people around the world. It is a barometer for how over 7,500 people feel about their workplace.

    The study is conducted by an independent company with more than 40 years’ experience in employee surveys and research. At the heart of their approach is sustainable engagement. This concept centres on employees’ connection to their organisation.

    The research looks at whether people feel engaged, enabled and energised. People who are engaged in their workplace make a committed effort to achieving goals; those who are enabled feel that their working environment supports productivity; and employees who feel energised have a sense of well-being.

    The 2016 survey was open for two weeks between 10 and 21 October. This is a voluntary survey so the response rate is always vital to capturing a full picture of employee sentiment. Indeed, participation in the survey may itself be viewed as a marker for broader engagement.

    The participation rate in the latest survey was striking. 87% of those invited to participate completed the survey – a remarkable result and an improvement on the 78% recorded in the first survey conducted in 2011.

    Equally strong was the sustainable engagement score. With a result of 86%, UCB is among the top-performing companies in our sector.

    We are now analysing the detailed responses collected during the survey period to identify our strengths and areas where we can improve. As in previous years, the findings will provide clear signals about where we are and where we need to go in the years ahead.

    As we look ahead to a new year, UCB is listening to its people – and proud that they remain Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science.


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