The second of two surveys centred around an Attraction and Retention Project announced last November is now live. The project is a collaboration between the Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce, City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, MD of Greenview, Alberta Jobs and Economy, and Northern Development.
Employees in the region are being asked to fill out the survey, which will be available until May 16th. Answers are meant to help identify the quality of life factors which make a difference in employees’ decision-making to stay and build a life in the Grande Prairie region. The first of the two surveys was released back in February. Both are confidential and conducted by Deloitte Canada. The answers from the surveys are intended to help project partners create a life asset bank, including community amenities, recourses, supports, and services in the area.
Chamber CEO Tanya Oliver says they will be able to see how the answers from the two surveys line up.
“We got a really good response and participation rate from the employers – but with this round of surveys we want to get the perspective of the employee,” Oliver says. “What is the employee perspective and experience working and living in our region.”
The answers from the surveys will be used in creating the Quality of Life Asset Bank, which employers can use to help with future recruitment strategies.
“It is going to be a living data bank, with there constantly being new services added, and we will continue to leverage the strength of the partnership to keep that updated. We will continue to rely on input from the community as well.”
More information can the surveys and the Attraction and Retention project can be found on the chamber of commerce website.