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Evolve the approach to employee listening in education

With experience working alongside more than 40 universities, including Russell Group and post-1992, 20 colleges, academies and schools, we understand the varied people challenges throughout the education sector.

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“From the start, we knew that People Insight understood Higher Education, which really helped us in the design of our survey and the engagement of academic and professional services staff. The dashboard has made sharing feedback easy, engaging deans, directors and managers in their specific feedback so they can develop local action plans for improvement. We would highly recommend People Insight.”

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Start your journey to improved employee engagement, retention and productivity

The leap forward in the professionalism of HR in the education sector means more and more schools and colleges are aiming to improve employee engagement. The benefits are significant; improving loyalty, support for your vision and values and critically – staff retention.

An anonymous staff survey can help you understand how engaged your staff are, why and what you can do to improve things. Our organisation scientists are experts at employee listening and can help you meet your HR goals, including:

  • Measuring staff engagement and general wellbeing;
  • Gathering evidence to improve the school experience and;
  • Understanding and addressing specific concerns from staff.

Move to a more modern, agile Higher Education listening strategy

We’ve helped HEIs evolve from infrequent employee surveys to a more agile, tech-forward approach, tackling engagement, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and the challenges of new ways of working. With the most comprehensive HEI benchmarks of any employee survey provider, you’ll be able to see exactly how you compare to other universities, whether Russell Group, post 92, London or a group of your choosing.

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“I am very happy with the supportive and flexible service provided to the University by People Insight and would highly recommend People Insight to others within the sector.”

Adnan Bajwa, Head of OD and Engagement, London South Bank University

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“The relationship with People Insight has been personal, responsive and supportive – a true partnership. They are a great team, with a genuine, expert approach, and a real deep knowledge of the university sector which has been invaluable.”

Lisa Hughes, Employee experience specialist and lecturer, University of Surrey

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“The outputs of our staff engagement surveys have given us so much more than a one dimensional data set.  As well as the importance of knowing how our staff are feeling about their working life at Stamford, the results are influencing our strategic direction including digital and IT, internal communications and our approach to diversity and inclusion.”

Will Phelan, Principal, Stamford Endowed Schools

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“The iDeck is such a time saver! My team no longer have to pull together countless presentations. Line managers can do it easily and get on with sharing results and action planning with their teams.”

Sam White, OD Programme Advisor, London South Bank University

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“I chose People Insight as a survey partner because I wanted a more effective, participative, dynamic approach. Their flexible, action-oriented approach really fits with our way of working.”

Kay Rainsby, HR Director, Stamford Endowed Schools

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Why People Insight

Intuitive technology

Intuitive technology

Our platform makes it really easy to understand the results of your employee survey. With personalised results dashboards, intuitive tools and resources, we will guide academic and professional services staff on a step by step process to turn insights into action. The result is the lasting change your programmes need to drive your University, college or school forward.

Practical expertise

Practical expertise

Staff engagement is more than just doing a survey and ticking a box. You need to work with your leadership team and people strategy, with great communications and clear actions. Our organisation psychologists have vast experience working with universities to align the survey with strategy, design an appropriate methodology and frequency, all based on the robust PEARL model framework.

We’ll help you customise your survey questionnaire, get your stakeholders and staff groups involved and deliver post-survey presentations, and workshops to help build manager capability to an action plan with confidence.

Continuous support

Continuous support

Whether its your first survey or twentieth, our trusted team implements your survey for you and are with you every step of the way for a truly personal service. Your contact provides day to day support via phone, video calls and email throughout your project. You’ll always feel confident that your project is on track, in a safe pair of hands.

Decisions underpinned by data

Decisions underpinned by data

Trust that your decisions are based on rigorous data, with every survey underpinned by frameworks including our organisational psychologist-designed PEARL and BELONG models.

Education resources

Case studies

How London South Bank University has developed local accountability

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How the University of Surrey revamped Colleague Voice

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Leading successful change in Higher Education

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A new approach to employee engagement at Stamford Endowed Schools

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