The University of Sheffield
Human Resources

Achievements

UHR Award for Excellence winnerUniversities Human Resources Award for Exceptional HR Achievement 2012

HR won the UHR (Universities HR) Exceptional HR Achievement Award at the UHR 2012 Annual Conference.  

The Public Health Responsibility DealPublic Health Responsibility Deal Certificate

Improving health through the Public Health Responsibility Deal

Department of Health: About the Public Health Responsibility Deal

UHR Excellence in HR University of the Year 2011

The University has been named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. 
It was rewarded for its many imaginative and innovative initiatives, as well as exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.

Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Times Higher Outstanding HR Team Award

Human Resources won the Outstanding HR Team Award at the 2010 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

Green Impact Silver Award 2012-13Green Impact Silver Award 2012–13

Human Resources is proud to demonstrate its commitment to environmentally sustainable practices by participating in the University of Sheffield edition of Green Impact, the National Union of Students' environmental awards and accreditation programme.

In 2012–13, Human Resources was awarded a Silver Award.

UHR Excellence in HR Universities Human Resources Award for Excellence in HR in Higher Education ('Talent Challenge' category)

Human Resources won the 2011 UHR (Universities HR) Talent Challenge award for its Female Academic Progression work at the UHR 2011 Annual Conference.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2011

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2011

The University of Sheffield has been ranked as one of the top 50 employers for women in the UK.

HR Excellence Awards HR Excellence Awards 2011

Human Resources was shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards 2011 for 'Best Workplace Diversity Strategy'.

CIPD People ManagementCIPD Performance and Reward Short-listing

Human Resources was shortlisted as one of the national finalists at the 2010 CIPD People Management Awards. This category recognises the value added to organisations by implementing programmes that reward and recognise critical skills, capabilities and performance.

Two TicksTwo Ticks

The University has been awarded this Government symbol because it is positive about employing disabled people.

The University has made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.

In particular it has been recognised as being committed to:

  • Interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
  • Discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities.
  • Make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
  • Take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
  • Review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and the Government know about progress and future plans.

Opportunity NowOpportunity Now

The University is a member of Opportunity Now, an organisation for employers who are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for women.

The University is recognised by Opportunity Now as an exemplar employer and WARP (the Women Academic Returners' Programme) as best practice for women returners:

WARP - Opportunity Now Best Practice Recognition

Investors In PeopleInvestors In People

Professional Services have achieved the Investors In People standard.

Investors in People is a national quality standard that focuses on the importance of staff to the success of any organisation. It provides a framework of criteria against which organisations can measure their performance. Key areas relate to organisational planning and evaluation, good management practice, communications, recognition of contribution and support for staff development.

Athena Swan - Bronze AwardAS

Athena Swan awards recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in higher education and research.

The University has been awarded a bronze award, which acknowledges our University-wide commitment to good practice in these areas.

This award follows our membership of the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and the launch of the Female Progression Action Plan.

Athena SWAN at The University of Sheffield

StonewallStonewall

The University is a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. This reflects our commitment to promoting lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in the workplace.

NHS Stop Smoking SchemeNHS Stop Smoking Scheme Award

The University received the NHS Stop Smoking Scheme Award. This achievement is in recognition of the work conducted by the Occupational Health Service to provide valuable onsite stop smoking support to benefit the health of the University's employees.

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