The context of the 2023 satisfaction survey

The last satisfaction survey (ATMOS II) dates back to 2012.

EPFL has decided to initiate a new satisfaction survey and has mandated the company Empiricon who also supported the 2021 employee survey for ETHZ. It is planned to periodically renew this survey in order to evaluate the evolution of the situation and thus determine the impact of the measures put in place.

The satisfaction survey is confidential.

The online survey process and the evaluation of the data will be carried out for EPFL by an independent research and consulting company, Empiricon AG, which specializes in employee satisfaction analysis.

Empiricon AG guarantees complete confidentiality in the processing of your personal data. Individual questionnaires are not  shared with EPFL. The questionnaires are recorded and evaluated directly by Empiricon AG. The company also ensures that the evaluation does not allow the data to be attributed to individuals. The data is only analyzed in consolidated form and the results are only made available when they relate to groups of at least five respondents.

The satisfaction survey is open to all EPFL employees, except for those who joined EPFL after October 31, 2022 and interns.

The survey will be conducted entirely online and will take place in May (May 2nd to May 30th 2023). It will take about 20 minutes to complete the online questionnaire.

The questionnaire will be available in French and English.

Each organizational unit, according to the official EPFL structure, will receive a report if 5 people have responded to the survey. If this criteria is not met, results will be compiled at a higher level. EPFL will not be able to trace the results back to individual persons.

An institutional report will be shared with staff members.

The results at the institutional level will be published on our pages during 2023. The results of the units will be communicated by their managers.

The initiatives identified at the institutional level as a result of the engagement survey will be published and shared with EPFL employees by the end of 2023.

Specific action plans for each unit will be defined by managers or their delegates together with their teams.