HR policies

responsible for developing and maintaining policies, and undertaking strategic project work

The HR policy team develop and maintain the School’s HR policies alongside managing the joint committees with the School’s trade unions. 

The team also undertake a range of strategic project work relating to employee engagement, employee wellbeing and general employee relations.    

HR policies

LSE's key policy documents, including those maintained by HR, are kept together in a central policy portal. A full A to Z of policies available to staff, is available here

In addition, various guidance documents are available in HR's A to Z of useful documents.

If you would prefer to consult a member of the team for advice, a full list of HR staff and their areas of responsibility is available on the HR people page. 

The Staff Survey

2019 Staff Survey - Use Your Voice

The School is running its staff survey from 18 February until 15 March 2019. We are at an important juncture for the School as the LSE 2030 strategy is developed, and the survey is one important way to create a baseline for measuring our future progress.

Even more important, the staff survey is a prime opportunity for staff to use their voice as part of LSE and engage with the School community. These insights will help us to take stock of where the School is now and how we can build an even more inclusive working environment based on shared expertise and collaboration. All survey responses will be anonymous and will only be shared where at least 10 responses are received for your department.

We do hope that you take the time to have your say while the survey is live and that you stay involved in the conversation going forward. These contributions will help us to build a better staff experience for everyone. 

Please click here for the main staff survey webpage. 


2015 Staff Survey

LSE’s 2015 staff survey ran from mid-November until mid-December 2015. The survey results were published in February 2016 and an action plan was formulated based upon an analysis of those results.

The action plan looked at key themes that emerged from the survey results and determined a number of activities to be delivered in support of each theme and within defined timescales. You can find the full version of the final action plan here.

In May 2017, the School ran its first ever pulse survey, which was an opportunity to take stock of how staff felt the School was doing and understand whether the action plan was taking the School in the right direction.

Since the pulse survey, there has been an all-inclusive approach to staff engagement through the work of the Staff Engagement Advisory Group as well as Staff Voice workshops that brought together groups of staff of all levels from across the School to identify and develop more ways to improve the staff experience.

As some of the direct outcomes of the 2015 survey and its follow-up activities, we have:

  • Celebrated 125 Excellence in Education and Teaching Promotion Awards, and 437 colleagues’ nominated as part of the expanded Values in Practice Awards in 2018.
  • Been recognised in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list, highlighting us as one of the best employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.
  • Delivered our second PSS Conference with support from LSE academics, and shared our expertise to enhance ways of working and educating at our new Education Forums.
  • Delivered leadership and development programmes for all School leaders, ensuring all staff are provided with consistent training and supported in senior roles. This training will continue on an ongoing basis.

For more about how we’re continuing to enhance the staff experience at LSE, see the Together, we have… webpages.

Employee wellbeing resources

The HR policy team organises various activities and provides various facilities, resources and external links related to staff wellbeing.

To explore these resources in full, please feel free to explore LSE's staff wellbeing portal.


If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact a member of the HR Policy team.