The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

The Sunday TimesOn 22 February 2017 it was announced that the University has been placed within The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2017 for the second consecutive year. Our ranking of 32nd is an improvement from our position of 32nd within the 2016 List.

The University has also been awarded a prestigious Best Companies 2 star engagement accreditation, which recognises outstanding levels of employee engagement at the insitutiton.

The Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 and Remarkable microsite.

Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2017

The Unive2017rsity has once again been ranked in the Stonewall Top 100 inclusive employers for the fourth consecutive year. The Index is the definitive list showcasing the best employers for LGBT equality. Working with Stonewall is a way to measure our efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees and we look forward to receiving detailed feedback from Stonewall about where we scored highly and areas for improvement.

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017

Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2016

THELMAV2The HR team was awarded Outstanding Human Resources Team at the ceremony held on 23 June 2016, in recognition of the collective contribution of all HR staff towards achieving the objectives of our People Strategy, Talent First 2013-2015.

Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2016

HR Excellence Awards 2016

THR Excellencehe HR team was Highly Commended for Best HR Team, alongside being shortlisted for Best Talent Management Strategy

HR Excellence Awards 2016

Universities Human Resources 2016

uhr2016HR won Outstanding HR Team at the Universities and Human Resources Conference 2016, recognising the delivery of the People Strategy Talent First 2013-15. Andrew Dodman, Chief HR and Corporate Officer also received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.

Universities Human Resources Award 2016

HR Distinction Award 2016 for Distinction in Occupational Health and Wellbeing


HR won a HR Distinction Award 2016 for Distinction in Occupational Health and Wellbeing, recognising our sector-leading Juice Health and Wellbeing offering.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

silverlogoThe University received a Silver Athena SWAN Award in May 2016, which recognises our University-wide commitment to good practice in recruiting, retaining promoting women throughout our Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Dentistry & Health (STEM).

Athena SWAN

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

Sunday Times logo

The University has been ranked in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016 list within the Not-for-Profit sector, and was also awarded a prestigious 2 star employee engagement accreditation.

Find out more on our Staff pages.

Universities Human Resources Award 2015 for Organisational Change and Values

UHR Award LogoOur Staff Development and Leadership and Management Teams received the 2015 UHR Organisational Change and Values Award for the integrated approach of Develop, MANAGE, Lead.

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Stonewall 2016The University was ranked in 61st position within the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016, which recognises our efforts to eliminate discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for lesbain, gay and bisexual employees.

Find our more on our Staff pages.

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.

See our Two Ticks pages to find out about our commitments under this accreditation.

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


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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