At UT, we value equality, inclusiveness and accessibility.
Regardless of individual jobs or duties at UT, everyone's talents contribute to a safe, fair, inclusive, tech-enabled tomorrow. We are therefore committed to recognize and reward the talents of all people at our university: scientists, teachers, support staff and students. We encourage interaction and personal development leading to initiatives aimed at exploring and stimulating your talent(s).
But, what steps do we need to take to be the university where everyone feels recognised and rewarded? What is our unique UT-way of working for staff and students that connect us all and give us wings to soar, that makes us proud to be part of the People-First University of Technology? That is something we have to explore together.
Recognise and reward: room for everybody’s talent
Recognise and reward is not only within UT an important topic, but also on a national level the UNL wants to make room for everyone’s talent in Dutch academia. In the national programme Recognition & Rewards UNL works with all universities, including UT, university medical centres, reputable research institutes and research funders on:
- diversifying and vitalising career paths,
- achieving balance between individuals and teams performance,
- stimulating open science
- stimulating academic leadership,
- focusing on quality, creativity and content instead of quantity
As UT we go one step further in committing ourselves in rewarding not only academic staff but also supporting staff. In this we even are a leading example for other universities. On the event of February 4 Tanya Bondarouk gave a keynote about our efforts within the UT at the Recognition and Rewards Festival.
Recognition and rewards at UT: more than academics
But we are taking recognition and rewards a step further: we will not online recognise and rewards academics better and differently, but also our teachers, support staff and students. The Shaping Expert Group Individuals and Teams supports the University of Twente by organising a continuous dialogue on flourishing inclusion and diversity in education, research, valorisation, and leadership, on the road towards Open Science. On the basis of these round table discussions, the SEG will discover the current situation regarding Recognition and rewards and will make recommendations on how we can secure that everyone feels that their talents are recognised and rewarded in an equal manner. This expert group strives to create cohesion between ongoing projects and take advantage of our organisational flexibility teamwork, and integral approach towards academic and support staff. In the Manifesto of this Shaping Expert Group, you can find 10 guiding principles for recognition and rewards at UT, more information about talent development and an explanation of the UT ambitions and goals. Learn more about the SEG and their Manifesto.
What can you do to boost your talents
As the ultimate people-first university of technology, we invest in your talents of that of your team members. Our aim and approach is to attract, develop and empower everyone’s talent by creating an inspiring, stimulating and inclusive environment. Together with you, we want to make our science and education better, our services healthier, our careers and opportunities boundaryless,. We value having a dialogue with each other, inspiring each other and sharing experiences and successes.But we also work in interdisciplinary groups to combine efforts and create the necessary tools or guide the process to make sure we can make an impact on how someone is recognized and reward and can set their own career path.
Attract, getting started together
From the moment you see a job advertisement on the career website we are on a journey together. We want you to feel at home and nourished from the moment you walk through the door. During your orientation before coming to UT and your onboarding (the first 100 days). We focus on ensuring that you have a clear and correct understanding of working and the atmosphere at UT.
Develop, stimulating lifelong learning
We create conditions in which the talents of every employee can be explored and developed. By creating a life-long learning environment, we make our employees aware of their talents and give them the opportunity to flourish. There are some tools that you can use to develop your talent. As UT we also have conversations with you about your development, this can be in team development courses or during your annual review.
Lead, growing talent through interaction
We support leadership of you yourself, others and the system around you. UT boosts and encourages interaction between you and the people you work with. That leads to initiatives which focus on exploring and stimulating a person’s talent(s). We engage in continuous mentoring and future-proof leadership development, in line with digitalisation and people-oriented inclusive leadership skills.
Do you want to know more about Recognition and Rewards or talent development in general at UT? Please contact your HR contact.
Do you have any suggestions for the Shaping Expert Group? Please contact Jeroen Jansen:
Or do you have any improvements or ideas on this topic? Please, contact Annemiek Baars: