DPR Construction

Building Better Employee Engagement Programs from the Ground Up


average survey response rate


on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Who They Are

As one of the largest general contractors in the nation, DPR specializes in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology, life sciences, health care, higher education and corporate office markets.

The Challenge

DPR began distributing annual employee satisfaction surveys soon after the company’s inception to determine exactly what would keep employees happy and engaged. Once the technology became available, DPR transitioned from dated paper surveys to web-based online surveys. In 2007, the company knew it needed to explore different online survey providers that would fit its unique and growing needs.

DPR Construction set out to find a web-based software that would make it easy for all employees to access its surveys, including field staff across 19 locations – especially since many employees do not regular access to computers during their shift, so the company had to find a survey partner with multiple methods of feedback collection. That’s where Inquisium came in.

The Solution

Using Inquisium, DPR deploys its annual survey through emails, on-site kiosks and unique URLs – it’s also available in English and Spanish. This is a huge advantage that gives DPR’s field employees access to the survey in their first language, ensuring the participation is high and data is reliable. No matter which way employees elect to complete the survey, the anonymity of its employees is protected so that they can provide candid, honest feedback.

Most importantly, DPR relies on the help of Inquisium’s Professional Services Group (PSG) to help its time-crunched HR department run an effective employee engagement program. PSG takes responsibility for the full spectrum of DPR’s survey needs – from creating the survey and collecting responses, to generating reports so DPR’s stakeholders can use the insights to refine their business plans for the upcoming year.

  • “We needed flexibility and customization in our feedback solution. Our company has distinct needs that can’t be met with an off-the-shelf solution.”

    Jorinne Jackson

    Human Resources Director, DPR Construction

  • “Without Inquisium’s professional services group help, we wouldn’t have the time to generate individual reports by region and then we’d be missing out on key insights and areas for improvement.”

    Jorinne Jackson

    Human Resources Director, DPR Construction

The Business Impact

Employee engagement is a key metric for DPR and it shows. Even more impressive that its 95% average survey response rate is that the company employees actually get excited to participate. They are so eager to share their feedback, they ask management about the survey in the weeks leading up to its launch.

Additionally, DPR’s employee turnover rates are significantly lower than the construction industry average, which loses 4.8% of its workforce annually according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are DPR’s employees more loyal, their level of employee engagement and satisfaction is award worthy.