Developing and Driving Staff Engagement in Colleges

Staff Engagement in Colleges: the challenge ahead?

Colleges in the Further Education Sector are under increasing pressure every year to continue to deliver excellent education that will help young adults transition from school into work or university – while facing massive changes to the Sector, and all the time with ever-fewer resources.

How do you achieve more with less?

It starts with your workforce. Is there an understanding of ‘sense of purpose’ and a drive to ‘do the best we can’?

In colleges, the purpose is generally well understood. The challenge becomes how can ‘we’ help our staff offer more of their capability and potential? This is about Employee Engagement, and identifying what’s good, what’s not and how we change things for the better.

Building the case for Engagement

In my recent blog How I persuaded my Finance Director to care about Employee Engagement I share my personal experience and the financial case for staff engagement. Using survey data to give staff an independent voice allows everyone to be involved in shaping the future of their College.

Benchmark your Performance

Suveylab’s partnership with AoC Create provides the opportunity to measure and understand engagement levels in your college, and benchmark your results against other colleges.

You get to know what employees really think about their working life at the college and identify the issues that might be preventing them from offering more of their potential and capability.

Read about Surveylab’s Employee Survey Framework for Colleges here:

Knowing what has the greatest impact on staff performance offers an opportunity to focus efforts where they are really needed and have the most impact. Our clients tell us that being able to focus and make the best and most effective use of valuable resource is very important to them.

Find out more

Contact the College Support Team at Surveylab on 020 3137 9422 or email on

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