How to set up an employee network

Guidance for civil servants to help them set up and run staff networks in their departments.


How to set up an employee network


This publication is for civil servants who wish to set up staff networks in their home departments. It contains help and guidance on how to run and manage a network effectively, as well as contact details for networks that already exist.

Employee networks are an important way of providing support for our staff, with many benefits including:

  • build a sense of community across geographical boundaries
  • give a collective voice on issues
  • provide consultation for people-related policy changes
  • offer a listening ear for employees
  • provide peer support
  • support the Talent Action Plan diversity and inclusion agenda
  • promote career progression
Published 2 October 2015