It’s just over 12 months since we published results of the Staff Survey 2011 and I wanted to use this opportunity to update you on progress.
As you may remember there were plenty of things you said were positive about working at the University including feeling part of a team, having good access to training and feeling that we provide good quality services.
There were also several areas where you felt the organisation could improve which reflected three broad themes:
- workload and bureaucracy
- management of change
Institutional leads were asked to develop a plan for responding to these key themes, and Heads of Department were asked to plan responses to the results for their own department. You should have already had an update on progress with this from your Head of Department .
We also used the Survey results to help develop solutions for improving both workplace stress and equalities & diversity issues.
We have received reports from all the workforce leads and Heads of Department on progress and I wanted to share with you some of the things that have been happening:
- A review of the recruitment process
- Clearer communications from key groups
- New workplace stress toolkits and training
- A revised exit questionnaire process
There is some excellent work going on in departments to respond to what you said in the Survey, and you can find out more by visiting the Staff Survey Update pages.
There is also additional information on each of the specific strands:
I’m pleased to say that we will be holding a follow-up Staff Survey in March 2013 to hear back from you about how you think the improvements have gone.
In the meantime, if you have any comments, views or questions about anything to do with the Survey, please email Ian Cheetham, Director of Human Resources.
Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell