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COVID-19 Employer online survey

14 May 2020.

You may have received an email asking you to complete an online survey telling us about the effect of COVID-19 on your business and how effective the Wage Subsidy has been for you.

How it works

We've commissioned the independent market research company Ipsos to manage the survey.

They'll email you a link to an online survey. The survey will ask you some questions about your business in COVID-19.

It’s voluntary and will take a few minutes. If you want to do it, you’ll need access to the internet and normal data charges will apply.

The link is valid until Sunday 24 May 2020.

Ipsos will collect the survey responses, analyse them, and provide us a final report and anonymised data set of responses.

We want to hear all feedback

No matter what your experience has been, we want to hear from you. The survey gives you the opportunity to provide your comments and your feedback will help give us a more thorough understanding of the impact of the Wage Subsidy Scheme.

What we do with your feedback

Your response will be used to produce statistics and research needed to inform policy and operational responses to the COVID-19 crisis. This will help us and other government agencies better:

  • understand the impact COVID-19 has had on businesses
  • understand how the wage subsidy has helped businesses during this time
  • identify any support gaps that may arise due to COVID-19.

Your identity is not recorded

  • The data Ipsos collects will not identify any individuals or businesses.
  • The survey responses will be kept safe and secure so unauthorised people can't use it.
  • Any published statistics or research will not, and cannot, identify individuals or businesses.
  • Ipsos will store archived data securely and, when it's no longer needed, destroy it.

Sharing your information

We'll share anonymised information with other government agencies for the purpose of statistics and research only.

Only anonymised data will be provided to MSD. This means all personal identifiable information like business names is removed from the data. No organisation, including us, can get information that identifies survey responses from individuals.

Check the survey is valid

The email you receive will come from Ipsos_MSD@ipsos-online.com

You'll never be asked to provide confidential personal details, eg. passwords or bank account numbers, as part of this survey.

Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you can fill out our online feedback form on the Ministry of Social Development website. You need to:

  • select the option ‘Other enquiries'
  • tell us your feedback is about our employer experience survey.
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