Together, we have...

Working together to enhance the experiences of everyone who works at LSE

How are we working together to continue to enhance the experiences of everyone who works at LSE?

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What makes you feel part of LSE? Listen to colleagues share their experiences of working at our School.

 Together, 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 volunteer-led 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.
  • Continued to develop ways for staff to feed back and contribute, organising Staff Voice workshops, increases the number of Town Halls with the School Management Committee and introducing Comments, Compliments and Concerns postcards across campus.
  • Changed staff events, replacing non-inclusive activities with a new programme open to all. We also introduced new initiatives such as the first ever Staff Fete and afternoon tea with the Director, so that the LSE community can come together and celebrate success.
  • Established new ways to support connectivity and collaboration, developing cluster groups to help working across departments, divisions and services.
  • Introduced new policies to support staff work-life balance, including flexible working, core business and core hours protocol, and email good practice.     
  • Created mentoring and shadowing programmes, project as learning days and professional services seminars, helping everyone unlock their potential and learn from one another.
  • Reviewed and improved the School’s induction process so that all staff feel part of LSE from the moment they join our School community.
Celebrating our community
Together we have: redeveloped our campus for the better, renaming our buildings to reflect LSE’s history and values in support of women’s rights;  engaged the world with our cutting-edge research, informing debate on global issues and running events like LSE Festival and the Research Showcase; and achieved over 120,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel and 6.5 million downloads of our podcasts.

 Together we are…

  • Enjoying opportunities to look after our health and happiness at work, from year-long fitness classes on campus and more informal staff activities, to our new lifestyle and wellbeing benefits portal, LSE Offers.
  • Enhancing our systems, processes and infrastructure through major change programmes led by the new Business Improvement Unit based on collaboration, consultation and shared input.
  • Making our professional services recruitment more fair and transparent, through the introduction of anonymised applications with the aim of creating an even more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Creating a Staff Hub that will help all staff navigate LSE, connect to one another and find out about all that our School community has to offer.
  • Strengthening support for staff through an enhanced mental health and wellbeing strategy in line with the London Health Work Place Charter.
  • Developing a dignity at work policy to promote positive behaviours across our community and at all levels.
  • Exploring how we make LSE ready for the future world of work, meeting staff needs through digital solutions and agile working practices.
Celebrating our community
Together we have: hosted an average of eight public events per week during term time; nominated 437 colleagues’ as part of the expanded Values in Practice Awards in 2018/19; and celebrated staff whose incredible efforts make a real difference to the student experience.

Spotlight on... Your learning and development

Have you been on a training course or lunchtime learning session? The Organisational Learning team offer training and resources to support professional and personal learning and development for staff across the School. Here are some of the highlights that we've enjoyed in the past year:

  • In the 2017- 2018 core training programme, 75 days of training were run for 716 delegates, covering 40 different course topics
  • Per academic year, Organisational Learning run 9 Flying Start Induction days for over 230 professional service delegates. 
  • 2017-18 saw the re-launch of the Learning at Work Week initiative, bringing together staff across the School to deliver and attend 25 development sessions in one week with 394 confirmed attendees. 
  • In 2017-18, LSE staff accessed 7,550 online resources from the People Management Toolkit. 

Staff Survey 2019

The Staff Survey ran from 18 February - 15 March 2019. Thank you for your participation - more information about next steps will be available in due course. Visit the webpage for more information, and download our action plan from the 2015 survey to see where we have built upon our strengths and steps taken to improve things where needed.

Download the 2016-18 action plan


What makes you feel part of LSE? Contact Internal Communications to share your achievements and news stories.