The University of Sheffield has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK, according to a leading workplace happiness ranking published by The Sunday Times. The University was placed at number 32 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2016. It was the only university to be included on the list. This new accolade from The Sunday Times follows a recent staff survey where 94 per cent of staff respondents at the University stated they feel proud to work for the organisation.
Sheffield was the only UK university to be included on the list
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “It is our dedicated and talented staff from around the world who make this institution a place of high educational standards and an excellent place to work, and for that I am very grateful to them all.”
Sheffield University has also been honoured with the Wellbeing Special Award, in recognition of its creative approach to positively improving all aspects of employees’ health. One of the initiatives pioneered by the University, ‘Juice’, provides a range of stimulating mental and physical activities, encouraging and inspiring all staff to look after their wellbeing.
Andrew Dodman, Director of Human Resources at the University of Sheffield, commented: “We have worked hard to create an environment in which staff can pursue the extraordinary in a creative and diverse workplace. The city of Sheffield has also contributed to this ranking by being such a great place to live. It’s friendly, vibrant, modern and fun, which provides the perfect setting for one of the world’s best universities with a talented workforce.”
In addition to the recognition from The Sunday Times, the university has also been awarded a two-star accreditation for outstanding employee engagement and has recently been named as one of the country’s best employers for workplace equality by the leading LGBT charity Stonewall – the third time in a row that the institution has featured in the charity’s Top 100 Employers list.