UpDayton is calling on all residents of the Miami Valley to take a short four minute survey to measure their embeddedness to the region. Connect937 is a survey platform and community connectivity tool that measures a person’s attachment through the Embeddedness Quotient (EQ) developed by Dr. Brookes Holtom of Georgetown University. In a quick, four-minute survey, a participant is able to see his/her results and utilize tools to help improve their connectedness in the office and in the community. Results will be anonymized and UpDayton along with MCOFuture and BusinessFirst! for A Greater Dayton Region regional business retention and expansion program, will present the results to the region in a talent symposium slated to occur this summer.
“In order to understand the gaps in attachment in our community, we need a large data set. We are encouraging companies and individuals to take the survey and then share it with their networks,” says executive director Laura Estandia. “We’re looking to determine these gaps so we can develop regional strategies with community partners around our retention efforts.”
Launched at the 2014 UpDayton Summit on Friday, April 11, results for Connect937 will be gathered until July 4, before being analyzed and presented to the public this summer. Anyone living or working in the Miami Valley is encouraged to take the survey. The survey will remain open for years to come to continuously gather information, but the first round of results are being gathered over a three month period. Participants in the first two months will be entered to win an iPad Mini. Take the Connect937 survey now.
The technology platform is powered by award-winning HR Technology firm BlackbookHR based in Cincinnati. Their Sense product is recognized as the #1 Employee Engagement platform, is used by organizations large and small including P&G, Macy’s, The City of San Jose, and it was named Human Resource Executive’s Top Product for 2013.
“Engaging, attracting and retaining young talent is a key part of the County’s Strategic Initiatives and workforce talent is necessary for our region to compete nationally and globally,” says Dan Foley.
For more information about Connect937, click here. If your company would like to send information to your employees, please reach out to UpDayton Executive Director Laura Estandia at [email protected].