Employees who feel listened to are more likely to care more. Employees who care more will provide a better experience to our students. This pledge to put out people at the heart of what we do is central to our People First Strategy at Queen’s.
Employees responding to the 2016 Staff Survey told us that they wanted more opportunities to make their voices heard. In response, the Staff Forum was established in June 2018. Made up of representatives from each School, Directorate and GRI from across Queen's, this group represents all of our people and provides the opportunity for everyone working here to share their views on the various ‘touchpoints’ that matter to our staff and make a real difference to their experience working here.
The Forum provides us with an opportunity to engage with our staff through their representative, gathering their feedback and listening to their suggestions for positive change. This enables us to co-create solutions that help shape and design a more positive Employee Experience which meets both the needs of the employees and the University. Since it's inception in 2018, the Forum has been instrumental in gathering the feedback that has shaped the Appraisal review, launch of PDR and Academic Progression, and informed the work of the Professional Services Career Progression Working Group. Forum members also worked to support the 2019 Staff Survey and gathered the feedback required to help create the Survey Institutional Action Plan.
The short video below provides further information about the work of the Forum to date, and you can view your representative or read more about the Forum below.