Hive for Education

Create an inspiring place to work and study

For academic organisations, embracing employee voice is the key to inspiring people, engaging educators and long-lasting teams

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1000’s of education employees have a voice with Hive

Shaping the future of education with a fresh, agile approach to employee listening

The education sector is facing a major shift: what people want from work has changed and that’s brought challenges with culture, wellbeing, retention, flexible working and more. 

Creating a powerful employee voice strategy is key to creating an employee experience that people stick around for

Annual surveys aren’t enough; Hive can help you keep your finger on the pulse and know exactly what will help you attract, retain and engage your people.


“Hive has a genuine interest to work in partnership and understand our needs. We are excited about the possibilities our partnership will bring to enable all colleagues to have a voice, and shape their experience of working at our University.

We want colleagues to have a positive experience at work, both within their local teams and as part of our values-driven University. We know that working with Hive will provide meaningful data and insight that will not just sit in a report but lead to impactful change.”

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Juliet Flynn,
Organisational and Staff Development Consultant,
Canterbury Christ Church University

Give your people a permanent voice

Empower your people to influence a new agile and digital approach with Hive’s four flagship feedback channels and People Science support…

Boost productivity and performance with better ways of working

We know that the demand for flexible working in the education sector is complex. 

But from your academic personnel to your support staff, Hive empowers your teams to inform and drive the operational changes they want to see—a modern  approach to engagement, retention and performance.

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Embed a values-led culture that people truly believe in

Culture is king. Create a working environment that your people love and they won’t want to leave. But to do that you need to continuously listen and involve those people in the process.

Hive connects leaders to their workforce, so you can better understand and communicate with each other. And when it comes to cultivating a culture that’s aligned to your values, you can’t beat Hive’s peer-to-peer recognition—helping you to create engaged teams united by a common purpose.


Navigating Challenges in the Education Sector

Insights from thousands of employees in your sector

Benchmark your response rates, eNPS and engagement index scores

Hive’s benchmarking feature gives you an array of ways to track how you’re doing across your engagement index score, eNPS score and response rates.

Whether you’re looking at your industry, Hive’s entire customer base or simply an internal survey comparison, you can always add context to your results and easily identify areas to focus on.

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Take a research and data-led approach to your people strategy

With its roots in occupational psychology, People Science is all about gathering, analysing and using data to improve employees’ working lives and achieve organisational goals.

We’ve assembled a team of experts with master’s degrees coming out of their ears to support you to:

  • Define a tailored employee feedback strategy
  • Build targeted surveys with our exclusive question bank
  • Analyse the results in depth and report on the findings to your execs
  • Create an action plan to address the areas for improvement

“We recognise that employee engagement plays a vital part in delivering on our people strategy – also supporting our wider goal to become the UK’s leading applied university. Hive provides the perfect platform for our leaders and our managers to listen to our people and understand their work expectations; helping us to respond to employee issues and ideas far quicker than we ever could before.”

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Sarah Swales, Assistant Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Sheffield Hallam University

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People connecting a jigsaw puzzle

After all, knowledge is power

Revamp your employee experience with a proactive approach to employee listening

To thrive in the education sector, you need a stable workforce, a values-led culture and an environment that your people love.

✅ Innovative employee voice tools
✅ Continuous listening
✅ Flexible surveying
✅ Expert People Science support
✅ Cultural insight
✅ Two-way communication
✅ Data-driven decisions

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