Reward and Recognition
Queen's University is committed to creating an environment in which employees feel recognised for their performance, contribution and accomplishments. The commitment is linked to the three pillars of People First, our People and Culture Strategy – Employee Experience, Culture and Talent and underpinned through the behaviours outlined in our Staff Charter, which shape how we work. A key People First Promise is for Queen's be a true listening organisation, the STAR (Staff Recognition) Scheme was introduced in response to employee feedback.
The STAR Scheme allows managers to reward staff via a Performance Award (annually) or a Recognition Award (real time).
STAR SCHEME - PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Performance Awards are monetary awards given to individuals, or to a team, who have demonstrated sustained exceptional contribution over the last academic year (1 August 2021 – 31 July 2022).
The nominations, which are made by managers, are informed by the annual Personal Development Review (PDR) and ongoing PDR conversations throughout the year. The award is normally a one-off payment to the value of one increment on the pay spine. A consolidated award (i.e. a permanent incremental increase in base salary) can also be awarded, where an individual demonstrates exceptional performance and contribution on a sustained basis over a number of years.
The nomination process is open until 30 September, with successful nominees being notified and receiving their award in their December pay.
- STAR SCHEME - RECOGNITION AWARDS
Recognition Awards are vouchers up to the value of £50, awarded to staff at any point throughout the year when they have displayed exceptional performance and contribution and exhibiting exemplary behaviours which are aligned to Queen’s Core Values.
Any staff member can make a suggestion to recognise another member of staff’s contribution, as long as it meets the criteria and is agreed by the relevant approver in their area.