Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this survey being conducted?

The aim of this survey is to access current staff opinions in order to identify opportunities for improvement, which will help build a better health service for all.

Who is conducting the survey?

The survey is being conducted on behalf of the health sector by Ipsos MRBI, an independent market research/polling company.

Where have the questions come from?

Staff members from across the health sector have been involved in the design stage and a Research Steering Group has been established to oversee this process, working closely with Ipsos MRBI. The survey has been designed to reflect best practice in employee research and to allow results to benchmarked.

What does the survey cover?

A range of themes are covered, including job satisfaction, your role, your organisation; communication; senior and local management; training and development; equality, diversity and inclusion; your health and well-being.

When is it taking place?

The survey will go live on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 will close on the 30th of September.

How long does it take?

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete (but there is no time limit, you can take as long as you wish).

What do I have to do?

All staff are encouraged to take part – your opinion counts!

Do I have to take part?

No, participation is voluntary.  However, we encourage all staff to participate and use this opportunity to have their say and help identify opportunities for improvement, which will help build a better health service for all.

Where can I get the survey?

If you have accessibility issues, don’t have an email address or would prefer to complete the survey on paper please contact your local Survey Champion.

Will I need to provide my name or employee number?

No, you are not required to provide your name or employee number.

Do I have to provide any information about myself?

Like all staff surveys of this type, some basic details are collected anonymously during the survey, such as your gender, role, location and how long you have worked it the health sector.  This is to allow the results to be analysed in greater detail and identify how results may differ across different staff groupings.

All of your answers will be merged with those of other staff in the form of a statistical report.  Under no circumstances will individual responses be reported and no analysis will be conducted on groups of less than 30 respondents separately.

What do I need to do?

Log on to the Survey website www.youropinioncounts.ie and click on the Survey link. You will be asked to input your work email address. When your email name and domain is validated a unique password will be created for you and emailed to you. Be sure to check your spam email folder if the email doesn’t come through to you. You can then use the password on www.youropinioncounts.ie to access and answer the Survey questions.

How can I complete the Survey if I don’t have email at work?

You can contact one of our Survey Champions or your HR Department who will provide you with a password, created by Ipsos MRBI, which you can then input onto the website www.youropinioncounts.ie

What do I do if I don’t have online access?

Survey Champions will have paper based  copies of the Survey available only on request  which  you can then complete and return to your Survey Champion or HR Department who will ensure that it is submitted to Ipsos MRBI.

Do I have to provide any information about myself?

Like all staff surveys of this type, some basic details are collected anonymously during the survey, such as your gender, role, location and how long you have worked it the health sector.  This is to allow the results to be analysed in greater detail and identify how results may differ across different staff groupings.

All of your answers will be merged with those of other staff in the form of a statistical report.  Under no circumstances will individual responses be reported and no analysis will be conducted on groups of less than 30 respondents separately.

Who sees my results?

The survey is completed anonymously, with all responses and results kept confidential.

All completed responses are provided directly to Ipsos MRBI – no one in the health sector can see your individual results.

Ipsos MRBI is a member of the Market Research Society and is bound by its Code of Conduct not to identify individual respondents, which guarantees complete confidentiality.

Will I hear the results?

Results will be shared throughout the health sector at a national and local level.

Who do I contact if I have IT problems accessing the survey?

Please contact Ipsos MRBI contacts:

Zennon Wong Tel: 01 4389000 / Danielle Mc Ardle Tel: 01 4389000 Email: HSESurvey2018@ipsos.com

Who do I contact for general enquiries about Staff Survey? ie: Where do I get my password?  

Please contact health sector contacts Nicola Molloy Tel: 091 775953 Email: nicola.molloy3@hse.ie / Breda O’Dowd Tel: 086 3448354 Email: breda.odowd@hse.ie