1. General questions

We want to ask you about your recruitment processes for new staff, the specific competencies and aptitudes you seek, and how you seek to integrate new members of staff within the workforce. The questions are divided into four sections, and we estimate overall it will take you about ten minutes to complete. All data will be treated in complete confidence and no identification of the individual or organisation providing the information will be possible.

This study is being carried out by a member of staff and a student from Kingston’s MA Publishing course, as part of her dissertation, and we believe the research will make an important contribution to understanding thepublishing sector.

In approximately what year was your publishing organisation founded? Please write your answer in digits - yyyy.

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* 1. In approximately what year was your publishing organisation founded? Please write your answer in digits - yyyy.

Is the founder still involved?

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* 2. Is the founder still involved?

When the organisation was founded, was there a clear vision for what kind of publishing company your organisation wanted to be?

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* 3. When the organisation was founded, was there a clear vision for what kind of publishing company your organisation wanted to be?

If so what, in essence, was that vision?

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* 4. If so what, in essence, was that vision?

To what extent does that vision still inform the organisation?

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* 5. To what extent does that vision still inform the organisation?

If it is no longer of prime significance what, in essence, is the vision of your publishing organisation now?

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* 6. If it is no longer of prime significance what, in essence, is the vision of your publishing organisation now?

How many employees work at your publishing organisation? Please include both full-time and part-time staff.

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* 7. How many employees work at your publishing organisation? Please include both full-time and part-time staff.

Approximately how many additional freelances work for your publishing organisation?

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* 8. Approximately how many additional freelances work for your publishing organisation?

Approximately how many different titles did your publishing organisation produce last year?

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* 9. Approximately how many different titles did your publishing organisation produce last year?

Approximately how many authors does your publishing organisation currently have on its lists?

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* 10. Approximately how many authors does your publishing organisation currently have on its lists?

Approximately what percentage of titles produced by your publishing house are works in translation?

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* 11. Approximately what percentage of titles produced by your publishing house are works in translation?

Approximately what pecentage of your staff would identify as being from a Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) background?

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* 12. Approximately what pecentage of your staff would identify as being from a Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) background?

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