Employee Survey

How's Work Going?

As an employer, the Government of Nova Scotia has set a goal of creating a positive work experience for its employees. One of the ways that we can meet this goal is to listen to employee input about the workplace.

The information collected through annual surveys supports a wide range of activities, including: organizational development, business planning, policy development, communication, evaluation and audit activities, and operational decision-making for government.

Government has chosen to base our survey methodologies on best practices in the industry. This is why we began our survey practice with a full survey of all employees to establish baseline data. Every two years, government will survey the entire population again with representative surveys conducted in between.

These surveys give us the information we need to improve the work environment and enhance employee engagement. These two factors ultimately result in improved service to Nova Scotians.

Take a moment to have a look at some of the survey information posted on this site. Employees are encouraged to get involved by joining a departmental action committee, looking at how to address survey results.

We all have a role to play in making this a great place to work.

If you have any questions about the 2013 Employee Survey please check the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you require further information or would like a paper copy of the French survey please email HowsWorkGoing@gov.ns.ca or call 1-855-424-1584.