Annual sociological survey of JINR employees

News, 05 December 2022

A sociological survey of JINR staff members is being carried out again in the Joint Institute. This survey is being conducted for the second time already. It is aimed to assess the level of social satisfaction of the JINR staff.

Assessment and monitoring of the social satisfaction level of the employees is an important part of corporate social policy of any organization. It is crucial for JINR because in a scientific organization, it is people who are the main asset and value. Such sociological surveys are of great value when they are conducted regularly and according to a similar methodology. This is the main instrument, which helps to evaluate results of social and infrastructure projects of JINR objectively.

We invite all employees of the Institute to take part in the annual sociological survey and fill in a questionnaire by 12 December. The link to the online questionnaire was sent to all JINR employees via e-mail. If you have not received the letter, you can request a link to the questionnaire from a scientific secretary of your laboratory or write to the research coordinator Olga Krupa via e-mail:

The survey is carried out anonymously. Only summarised results will be used in reporting materials.

The first sociological survey was held in December last year. More than 500 people answered survey questions then, staff of all laboratories and departments, scientists, specialists, and workers. Answers received from the respondents allowed assessing the level of the social satisfaction of the JINR employees and receiving interesting information on a variety of topics touched upon in the survey.

An employee of the Department of Sociology and Humanities of the State University “Dubna” Tatyana Balueva analysed the questionnaires and concluded that, in general, the level of social satisfaction of the JINR employees can be characterised as average. Last year, staff members of the Institute were satisfied with working hours and schedule, the social climate in the team. More than a half was satisfied with the organization and working conditions at the Institute. Every second employee of the Institute called his work interesting, important, significant and promising. Slightly more than half rated the work at JINR as undoubtedly prestigious. Relationships with management for most employees are characterised by a high degree of openness and trust.

A “pain point” was the indicator of financial satisfaction. There was a significant gap between real and desired income. The housing issue caused many detailed comments. Quite a lot of complaints were expressed about the information dissemination system inside the Institute.

At the same time, last year’s survey allowed not only identifying the most problematic issues, but also to outline specific steps to improve working conditions at JINR. Some problems have already been fixed.