Defence Housing Australia participated in the latest Australian Public Service (APS) employee census, an annual employee perception survey of the APS workforce. This was conducted from 6 May to 7 June 2019.
The survey provided an opportunity for employees to give feedback on their work, work conditions, and the organisational leadership among others. Participation in the survey is encouraged but not mandated.
In 2019, DHA achieved the third highest participation rate of medium sized agencies with 88 per cent of our staff participating in the census. This result was 11 per cent higher than the whole of APS agency participation rate of 77 per cent.
Staff engagement has remained stable over the past two years at 74 per cent, demonstrating that staff remained committed, motivated and enabled to improve business outcomes. Employees were happy to go the ‘extra mile’ when required and understood how their role contributes to team performance. DHA’s engagement score was 2 per cent higher than the APS overall score.
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