Once again, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who completed the recent Work and Wellbeing survey. Over 1,100 of you took the time to share your feedback, a response rate of 32%.
The results overall show a healthy picture. While there was a slight reduction in wellbeing scores over time, with the University continuing to track slightly lower than national rates and concerns around work/life balance, there was an improvement in harmony scores (the sense of connection).
There are two questions in particular that we would like to draw your attention to. The responses to 'to what extent do you feel part of a community of staff and students' and 'to what extent do you feel proud to work for the University' are at an all time high. It is extremely encouraging following the introduction of the Bath Hybrid Model that colleagues still feel part of a wider community, as this is an intrinsic part of working at the University. Last year also saw the University receive a number of accolades, which may have influenced the pride score, including Bath being named ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide’ 2023.
Take a look at the results of the core questions from the staff survey run in November/December 2022:
To what extent do you feel part of a community of staff and students
To what extent do you feel proud to work at the University?
To what extent are you satisfied with your current work-life balance?
Overall, how satisfied are you with life nowadays?
Overall, to what extent do you feel things you do in your life are worthwhile?
Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?
Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?
Thinking about your relationship with your manager since the previous survey in July 2022, please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements.
My manager is accessible
My manager is supportive of my efforts to combine work and home commitments
I can rely on my manger to give me the support I need
My manager trusts me to do my job
My manager has taken an interest in my wellbeing
My manager supports my career development
The core results have been presented to University Executive Board (UEB) and areas identified for further work include workload, reward and understanding the working experience for different staff groups. As well as the core results, wellbeing reports are being produced for departments with the results from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Management Standards questions.