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Staff Survey

Welcome to the Staff Survey web pages.  Here you will find information on the results of the 2008 and 2011 Staff Surveys.

Cardiff University’s first staff survey took place in 2008 as part of the Positive Working Environment initiative.  A 43% response rate was achieved, and an incredibly useful set of data was obtained, which has enabled the University to take action to address the issues and concerns that were raised by staff through the survey process.  Click here for more information about the 2008 Staff Survey.

The second staff survey was conducted in October/November 2011, with 57% of staff participating – a 14 percentage point improvement on the 2008 survey response rate.  

ORC International, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of staff surveys and employee engagement research, were appointed to conduct the survey.

The aims of the 2011 survey were:

  • To see how things have changed since the last survey in 2008
  • To find out what’s working well and where further improvements can be made
  • To provide a true picture of staff opinion to help us plan for the future


The 2011 Staff Survey Results 


Flash Report

Here you can view  a quick overview of the results for Cardiff University overall.


Benchmarking Report

Here you can view the results of Cardiff University’s staff survey in comparison to the staff survey results of other organisations.


Summary Report

Here you can view  more detailed information about the results for Cardiff University overall.


Narrative Report

Here you can view a more detailed analysis of the results for Cardiff University overall.



School Reports

Here you can view the survey reports for each individual School.



Directorate and Division Reports

Here you can view the survey reports for each individual Directorate and Division.







What's been happening as a result of the Staff Survey?


At University level...

The Survey results highlighted that staff feel the issues of  poor performance and change management are still not dealt with appropriately.  Analysis of career pathway data also showed that both our Teaching and Scholarship and Teaching and Research staff feel that the University could improve across many areas of its activity.  The University Executive Board will be overseeing further work on these areas and gaining specific information from staff across the University through a series of focus groups.

At School/Directorate level...

Each School and Directorate was asked to analyse their Survey results and identify their own three priority areas for action.  You can see these priority areas and the progress made (to December 2012) by clicking on the links below.  Alternatively the full report for all Schools and Directorates can be viewed by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this page.

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