This section of the HR Toolkit informs you as a supervisor about Radboud University's policy on social safety and provides an overview of the various training courses available.
Radboud University aims to provide an open, inclusive and safe working and studying environment. Social safety is therefore a strategic goal. The support structure has been expanded and the various regulations on social safety have been given an overarching framework in the form of the Code of Conduct. To improve social safety in your section, it is important to have both incentivising as well as controlling policies.
Results from the university-wide staff survey show that social safety problems are quite diverse, but that gossiping and social exclusion are the most common. Paying extra attention to these undesirable patterns, both through exemplary behaviour and targeted interventions, could make a positive difference for many staff members. At the level of units and divisions, other or additional issues may obviously arise.
The central HR division offers expertise on this topic. Ilja Hijink, policy advisor, is the lead person on the file and is always willing to think along.