2018 Staff Survey results published
Of those who completed the survey, 93% of colleagues are proud to work at the University and 86% would recommend it as a great place to work.
During October and November 2018 we ran
a University-wide survey to gather views from colleagues on leadership,
management, the development of staff and working at the University of Leeds. We asked you to
provide us with honest and constructive feedback about your working experience,
so we can better understand what were doing well and where we can improve.
We asked questions covering six areas:
- planning, objectives and progress
- values and engagement
- leadership, performance and change
- work, training and development
- the University.
32% of colleagues responded to the survey and it is pleasing that of those that responded, the majority are proud to work at the University and would recommend it as a great place to work, said Francesca Fowler, Director of Human Resources.
Id like to thank all those who took the time to share their views, and for their honest and open feedback. Its important to celebrate our successes but its also important to recognise the challenges we face so that we can address them together.
From the results weve identified five themes, outlined below, which we will be exploring further. We have also shared anonymised school and service specific results with management teams, and theyre already being put to use locally to identify improvements that can be made to increase staff engagement in the future.
Support for the University
93% of colleagues said they were proud to work at the University, 92% said our values are important to them and 86% would recommend the University as a great place to work. Whilst this result is great news, only 66% would recommend their faculty, school or service as a great place to work.
We will be working with managers to better understand this and look at how we can help build pride and engagement at faculty, school and service level.
Responses on wellbeing were generally very positive. 90% of colleagues reported that they felt supported by their peers, that they could cope with the challenges at work and that they were aware of the services provided by the University.
Whilst positive responses relating to whether staff agreed that their work allowed for a healthy work-life balance were generally high, in some areas they were slightly lower, and well be exploring this further. We have already committed to working with managers and trade unions and together well be reviewing these findings and making plans to ensure our working environment is a positive one for all.
Performance management and recognition were areas highlighted as needing improvement. The results show that many colleagues feel valued and supported by their managers and leaders, but that more needs to be done.
Training and development
Responses to questions exploring the area of training and development were very positive and 85% of staff said that they are able to access training and development which helps them achieve their objectives.
Support from leaders and managers in times of change was highlighted as an area requiring improvement, well be looking at how we can better support leaders and managers to manage change.
Download the full University level survey outcomes.
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