Staff Engagement Survey Annual Progress Report

November 11th, 2019

The University has published its annual Staff Engagement Survey progress report. Against a challenging environment for higher education and our institution, it highlights actions and progress made directly in response to staff feedback since the 2017 biennial Staff Engagement Survey.

The report covers a small selection of the changes made by the University, Faculties, Schools and Departments, in particular recognising the efforts of the network of Staff Engagement Champions who improve staff engagement and the working environment for their immediate colleagues.

The 2019 Staff Engagement Survey opens on Monday 25 November across our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, with a closing date for submissions on Friday 10 January.
The Survey is independently administered by Gallup who will send a personal email to each staff member enclosing a unique web link to ensure that all responses are anonymous. A maximum of three reminder emails will be issued over the survey period. Hard copy surveys will be provided for staff who do not have regular digital access.

The Staff Engagement Survey is a key means of listening, measuring and acting on feedback from colleagues across our University community. As such, all staff are encouraged to complete the survey and make their views known.

In her preface to the annual progress report, Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West said: “This second Staff Engagement progress report sets out a selection of the changes, innovations and good practice introduced by the University Executive Board, Faculties, Schools and Departments to improve our working lives.

“I believe this work is beginning to have impact, but there remains much to do. Engagement between an organisation and its people needs to be a constant work in progress if it is to be truly genuine and long lasting.

“As we approach the next Staff Engagement Survey later in this autumn term, I ask colleagues to use that opportunity to tell us where improvements have made a difference to your working lives and, crucially, to continue to tell us where more work needs to be done.”

More information on the Staff Engagement Survey is available on the HR website.

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