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our 2016 Staff Survey 


 

In autumn 2016, we ran the College’s second staff engagement survey, so that we could hear your thoughts on a number of areas from how it feels to work at the College to line management and facilities.

The results of the staff survey were shared, and we held a series of department meetings during February and March to review team results and to make suggestions for the College-wide plan.  The survey results have also contributed to our institutional Athena Swan application this year, and the achievement of a Bronze level award.

Our College-wide action plan for 2017/18 is now focused on three of the priority areas that matter most to us, as identified by these department meetings, the Staff Open Meeting in March and a follow-up poll completed by colleagues across College.

The priorities are:

  • a clearer shared purpose and priorities which in turn can inform resource management;
  • greater understanding and collaboration between departments; and
  • better staff facilities.

Three working groups have now been formed, which are leading the developments in each of these areas. Currently, the groups are as follows:

Priority

Sub-group chaired by

A clearer shared purpose and priorities, which in turn can inform resource management

Julia Roberts

Greater understanding and collaboration between departments

Ellie Rayner

Better staff facilities

Gayle Monaghan

Over the coming months, we will report on progress on the staff intranet and in the staff newsletter.

How was the survey run?

We learnt many lessons from running the staff survey for the first time in 2014, and as a result, we made a number of improvements in 2016:

  • Firstly, we improved the data set. The questionnaire was shorter while still enabling us to be benchmarked against the sector on core metrics. There was also a clearer staff group breakdown of results, so that the insights were more informative at a department level, in particular. 
  • Secondly, we set up an Employee Engagement Steering Group with academic and professional service representation and union representation to drive forward the development of a College-wide action plan, and to monitor and regularly report on it.

I didn't receive an invite to take part in the survey - why not?

All established staff – both permanent and fixed term - were invited to complete the Staff Survey.  Other means, such as focus groups, were used to gather feedback for visiting teachers and casuals.

Was the survey completely anonymous?

Yes, the Staff Survey was completely anonymous. Nobody will ever be able to see your individual answers or feedback. The unique password that you received to complete the survey was only provided to ensure that each person completed the survey just once. The demographic information you provided (such as age or ethnicity) will only be used to find trends across the College and not to identify individual people. 

Questions?

If you'd like to know more about the data set, questions or the plans for action planning, please contact your HR Business Partner.

2016 survey results

Take a look at the Staff Survey College-wide results now. You need to be on campus or logged into VPN to download the pack.

Developments since 2014

Find out more about how we have used the feedback from the 2014 staff survey to make improvements across the College.

Questions?

If you'd like to know more about the data set, questions or the plans for action planning, please contact your HR Business Partner.

2016 survey results

Take a look at the Staff Survey College-wide results now. You need to be on campus or logged into VPN to download the pack.

Developments since 2014

Find out more about how we have used the feedback from the 2014 staff survey to make improvements across the College.