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Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work? Results from the Sixth Annual Employee Experience Survey (2022)

by Leading Edge
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Are Jewish organizations great places to work? Not yet—but we’re striving.

About the Employee Experience Survey

To support organizations in creating even better places to work, Leading Edge conducts an annual Employee Experience Survey, studying how employees in the Jewish nonprofit sector experience their work, what keeps them engaged, and why they choose to leave or stay in their organizations. Read more about the survey >>

  • Key Findings: 2022

    • People want to stay in this sector. A strong majority of employees surveyed (70%) want to stay in the Jewish nonprofit sector for two years or more.
    • People (still) want well-being, trusted leaders, and inclusion. The top drivers of employee engagement remain what Leading Edge has seen in past years: feeling that the organization cares for employees’ well-being, confidence in leadership, feelings of belonging, and feeling that there is open and honest communication in the organization.
    • Some employees are less likely to feel like they belong. LGBTQ+ employees and People of Color (particularly Black employees, both including Black Jews and Black employees who are not Jewish) are markedly less likely to feel like they belong in their organizations.
    • There’s been a lot of turnover. One third (33%) of employees surveyed have been with their organizations for less than two years.
    • Working with board members is common. More than one out of every four employees surveyed (27%) reports that they work with the board.
    • Most employees go to work in person for at least part of their work week. Three quarters of employees surveyed (76%) reported that they work outside their homes for at least part of each week. 
    • People working in person (i.e., not remotely) trust their leaders more if they feel well prepared for physical security threats. For the first time, we asked employees working outside their homes about preparedness for physical security threats. Five out of six employees surveyed (72%) feel prepared to act in the event of a security threat, but those who don’t feel prepared are markedly less likely to have confidence in their organizational leadership.

The Survey by the Numbers

  • 45,000+

    professionals have received the survey since 2016

  • 396

    organizations have participated since 2016

  • 12,387

    professionals responded to the 2022 survey

  • 257

    organizations participated in the 2022 survey

Download the full report (at the top of this page) for many more findings and insights.

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