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Listening and empathy – at the heart of employee experience
05/05/2022
People Insight “are seeing that more than ever employees are expecting their leaders to show the empathy, compassion and honesty that emerged during the pandemic whilst at the same time tackling key issues like inclusivity and hybrid working”. The article is one of a series published on the UHR website in the run-up to UHR’s 2022 Conference: Everyone Onboard!


How to promote wellbeing at work
29/04/2022
It’s perhaps not surprising that more than two-fifths of UK workers felt anxious about returning to the workplace post-Covid, a CIPD survey has unveiled. The following article from Guardian Jobs is one of a series published on the UHR website in the run-up to UHR’s 2022 Conference: Everyone Onboard!


Alive and Well
07/05/2021
I’m passionate about wellbeing. When we’re well, we thrive, but it can affect our whole being if we’re out of kilter,writes Christina Dove, Partner at Mercer UK.To best describe how I’m staying well and keeping myself energised, I’m going to coverWorkingwith a sense of purpose,Enjoyingthe great outdoors,ListsandLaughing(a lot!).


Burnout + Blackout: building our resilience
13/10/2020
What are your warning signals? As the days grow shorter, the blackout is coming. It has been a brutal year. How do you and your people recharge your batteries? – asks Fiona Anderson of mychangeexpert.com


Managing wellbeing in a virtual world
05/08/2020
In the first of our SummerWise* series of articles from some of our favourite sector voices, Diane Gilhooley and Rob Gray of Eversheds Sutherland reflect on the wellbeing challenge of these coronavirus days.


Learn to squish
11/10/2018
Alex Killick reflects on the slow cultural shift around attitudes to mental health and wellbeing, and our individual roles in making things better


Why HR Professionals Should Be Selfish For A Change
26/03/2018
Sue Chambers, Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University, argues in favour of a little selfishness when trying to maintain your work/life balance. In busy HR teams under permanent scrutiny, keeping your own energy levels high is vital to the task of doing great work.


The Ant and The Dove - Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace
17/11/2017
Alex Killick, Director of People at Glasgow Caledonian University, marks World Kindness Day by reflecting on how we can encourage kindness in the workplace.


Catching Up: A New Employment Model for a Changing Faculty
30/10/2017
Sophie Harris, deputy director of HR at SOAS, University of London considers the changing structure and composition of the academic workforce in UK and US universities.


UHR / UCEA Employee Engagement Toolkit

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Our Employee Engagement Toolkit has been produced with UCEA and provides examples of effective engagement projects that you can learn from, use and adapt for your own university’s situation. Thank you to all the HR engagement teams across the country for your ideas on this crucial aspect of the HR role.

Resources

UHR Engagement Group Agenda 09.06.22 DRAFT.docx

UHR Engagement - Strategy Padlet 05.05.22.pdf

UHR Engagement - Onboarding Padlet 05.05.22.pdf

UHR Engagement Survey Results - Onboarding May 2022.docx

OD Returning Well - Kings College London

HR HE WB Group Presentation

A Survey about a Survey - UHR Engagement Session

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - WESTMINSTER: Colleagues, Culture and Inclusion - Wellbeing at Westminster - Slides

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - LEICESTER: Coaching for All - Slides

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - WESTMINSTER: Colleagues, Culture and Inclusion - Wellbeing at Westminster

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - LEICESTER: Coaching for All

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - NORTHUMBRIA: Focussing on our strengths - Slides

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - NORTHUMBRIA: Focussing on our strengths

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - SUNDERLAND: Flex Select Scheme - Supporting Flexible Working during the Pandemic - Slides

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - SUNDERLAND: Flex Select Scheme - Supporting Flexible Working during the Pandemic

UHR Engagement Group 4 October 2021 - Slides

Framework for Hybrid Working 17.6.2021

Mediation slide for 22 09 21

Wellbeing engagement meeting 22 Sept 2021

Hybrid working

Regional engagement and wellbeing meeting

Hybrid working guidance for line managers

Mind Mentally healthy universities UHR Scotland Presentation Sept 2021

Partnering with organisations to create workplaces that are more productive, engaging and fulfilling.

UCEA-UHR Engagement Indicator - summary and FAQs

Engage for Success - Engaging Managers' Zone

MIND Mentally Healthy Universities Programme Pilot Interim Report

UHR Scotland Conference December 2019 - Leading culture change - Jane Tidswell, Oliver Davidson

UHR Scotland Conference December 2019 - Good days at work - Ivan Robertson

What does engagement mean in HE

Useful websites

University of the West of England - following up the staff survey

University of the Arts London - Sharing academic good practice

University of Sunderland - Responding to stress issues

University of Sunderland - Motivation as a KPI

University of Kent - Social Sciences Change Academy

University of Kent - Service Excellence Project

University of Glasgow - learning from restructure

University of Chester

University of Chester - update on progress

Tips and pitfalls

Teesside University - engaging with manual staff

Proxy and interim engagement measures

Prompts for senior managers

Perspectives on engagement

NHS case study 2 - employee voice at Bolton NHS

NHS case study 1 - improving engagement and wellbeing in Mersey Care

Measuring engagement

Manchester Metropolitan University

Lancaster University - increasing engagement and participation in the biennial staff survey

Kingston University - Staff engagement representatives

Innovative engagement ideas

IES - The engaging manager

IES - Teams and the engaging manager

IES - Managers as developers of others

IES - Images of engaging management

IES - Engagement - the continuing story

Getting full value from the survey - Analysis and linkages

Engaging academics

Engagement Management self assessment

Engagement issues - the HE context

Engagement drivers

Engagement and communication

Engagement - Involving the trade unions

Engagement - An executive summary

Engagement - Academic articles

Employee engagement in the HE sector - evidence review

Correlation and causation

Communications and the staff survey

Benchmarking engagement

A single engagement measure for HE

Amy Bradley Hult/Oracle do engagement surveys measure it Scotland 30 April 2019

UHR Scotland Dec 2018 law future-chemistry-burness-paull

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - University of Exeter - Jonathan Cresswell and Emily Williams - Integrating Apprenticeships

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - Glasgow Caledonian University - Adrian Lui - Advancing Gender Equality

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - University of Liverpool - Steve Plant - Give Get Go

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - Nottingham Trent University - Rashmi Patel - CUPA bursary and study visit key lessons

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - University of Edinburgh - Melissa Highton and Dominique Green - The Playfair Steps Initiative

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - SOAS - Emily Crofts - Fractional Process Improvement Project

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - Imperial University - Su Nandy - Active Bystander Training

Showcasing Good Practice February 2019 - Northumbria University - Lesley Lee and Jackie Rose - Academic Career Framework

UHR Engagement and Wellbeing for HE Framework

Showcasing Good Practice - Alex Killick - How People Services Re-energised a Workforce through Challenging times

Showcasing Good Practice - Sophie Harries - SOAS - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Kate Lindsell and Imelda Rogers - University of Exeter - Feb 201

Showcasing Good Practice - Richard Lister and Sara Corcoran - University of Suffolk - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Paul Stephenson - University of Surrey - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Patrick Johnson - University of Manchester - Feb 2018

A joint cover note from UCEA and UHR for the IES study: Measuring Employee Engagement within the HE Sector

Measuring Employee Engagement within the Higher Education Sector

UHR mentoring resource pack for mentors

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