Current Students and Staff

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27 May 2016

Staff Survey 2016 now live! Have your say and help make change happen

The University Staff Survey 2016 is now live and staff are invited to take part.

The survey aims to find out how staff feel about working at Loughborough. It will help the University to understand it’s strengths as an employer, make improvements where change is needed and allow benchmarking against other universities. 

The questionnaire only takes a short time (around 20 minutes) to complete and covers a wide range of topics – from job roles and work workplace experience through to university communications and training and development. All views are encouraged, whether they are positive or negative and the survey can be completed in work time.

Capita Surveys and Research have been appointed to undertake the Staff Survey. It is anticipated most people will choose to complete the survey online.  An email invitation will provide a unique user name and reference number which will allow access to the survey questions.  Special arrangements are being made for staff who don’t have easy access to a computer and paper copies are also available.

Responses will be totally anonymous.  They will go to Capita Surveys and Research who will analyse them and feed the results, back to the University in July. The University will not have access to any person’s individual responses – answers will remain completely confidential.

This is the University’s third staff survey and a number of initiatives have already implemented across the University as a result of the feedback received.  The PDR process, for example, was introduced in response to comments from previous surveys.

As an incentive, the University will donate £1 to charity for every survey completed. There is a choice at the end of the survey.  Three charities have been identified for support, all of which have clear relevance to the University.

An internal team has been appointed to lead the survey and this is being led by Professor Jacqui Glass from Civil and Building Engineering who is working with colleagues from HR, as well as staff from Schools and Professional Services.

Professor Glass comments: “Investing in Staff is a key theme of the University’s strategy, Building Excellence and by taking part in the survey staff will be helping the University’s senior leadership team understand what it needs to do to help staff reach their full potential and for the University to become an outstanding employer. I would encourage as many people as possible to take part.” 

She adds: “Colleagues can be reassured that, as a team, we will be looking carefully at the feedback process to ensure all staff get to know the results of the survey and, importantly, what will be done to implement change during the months following the survey.”

The survey will run from Monday 16 May until Friday 24 June.  Further information, including a comprehensive set of questions and answers about the survey, is available here