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Goal 7: Invest in Whitworth's employees and support a culture of continuous improvement
KPI 7.1.1: Achieve and maintain salary levels that are at or above target benchmarks for all employee grades, ranks, longevity ranges, and disciplines relative to identified comparable institutions.
KPI 7.1.3: Achieve and maintain a rate of at least 90 percent of employees who report, in the Best Christian Workplaces survey, that Whitworth is an exceptional place to work.
In January 2012, in a survey by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, 92 percent of Whitworth employees agreed or strongly agreed that Whitworth is an exceptional place to work. The survey's results mark a significant increase from the last time Whitworth participated in the same survey, in 2004, when 77 percent of Whitworth employees gave the college a high or very high rating.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute conducts annual employee surveys across a range of Christian institutions and organizations to recognize those that meet its standards of excellence. Employees respond to a confidential online survey in which they are surveyed about job satisfaction, personal development, management, commitment, pay and benefits, and other workplace issues.
"Whitworth faculty and staff identified a high level of trust between senior leadership and employees," says Dolores Humiston, associate vice president for human resources. "They also feel strongly that we recruit, hire and retain highly qualified employees. We will use the data to improve in areas where we're already strong, and to address areas that will make us an even better place to work."
KPI 7.1.5: Increase the proportion of faculty with terminal degrees from 77 percent to 85 percent.
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