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100 Best Companies to Work For 2018

100 Best Companies

We are pleased to announce that we have been placed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2018 list. We are extremely proud to be the only University in the list for the third consecutive year.

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies is the annual ranking of Britain's happy and motivated workforces. The lists are widely acknowledged as the most extensive research into employee engagement carried out in this country.

Our inclusion in the list is based on an independent survey which was sent to over 2,200 colleagues last October. The highest engagement score was for the question: 'I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation".

Thank you to all colleagues who responded to the survey.

For further information see our staff pages.

Top 100 ranking for LGBT+ equality


We have been named as a top 100 employer for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff for the fifth year running by Stonewall, moving up 64 places to achieve our highest ever ranking of 24th.

This achievement is testimony to the sustained commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion made by colleagues across the University. 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.

For further information including on our Rainbow Lanyards campaign visit our staff pages.

We are proud to have an active LGBT+ Staff Network that works in partnership with the University to encourage a culture of respect and equality

for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

International Staff Support

international staff

We are proud that so many of our University colleagues are from overseas.

We recognise the unique challenges that our international staff members can often face when they come to the University from abroad. We have therefore developed a new web page dedicated for international staff to provide key information to support you, before and during your time at Sheffield. There is also a toolkit for managers who recruit international staff.

If you would like the opportunity to meet with a colleague from Human Resources to discuss the support that is available to you as an international member of staff.

There are 15-minute individual appointments available on the following dates:

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 2.00-3.30pm
Wednesday 4 April 2018, 2.00-3.30pm
Tuesday 1 May 2018, 2.00-3.30pm

To request an appointment, please visit the 1:1 Support Discussions web page.

Childcare Vouchers - There's still time to apply


Following the introduction of Tax Free Childcare, the University’s Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new joiners from 23 February 2018.

Current advice from HMRC is that new joiners need to have joined the childcare voucher scheme and had a salary deduction before the 5 April 2018, to be eligible to continue receiving childcare vouchers in the future.

Due to the timing of our voucher and salary payment dates this will mean that you will need to join the scheme by the 23 February 2018, to receive vouchers and have salary deductions in March 2018.

If you are joining the University as a new member of staff after the 23 February 2018 and would like to enquire about childcare vouchers you will need to contact The Deal helpdesk by emailing
thedeal@sheffield.ac.uk before the 15 March 2018.

For further information including how to apply please see our webpage.

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