The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development submitted a report on the progress made in relation to the Council’s Organisational Development (OD) Strategy 2015 – 2019 and the work underway on a new strategy and staff transformation programme.
In response to a query from Councillor A Alder, the Head of HR and Organisational Development explained how the staffs’ views and comments were sought and taken into account. Assurances were provided that the plan was evolving and that staff would be actively engaged in the process and that views via staff briefings, were cascaded up. Councillor Alder explained that she was very concerned about the “worker bees” and the need to adopt a “bottom up” approach in terms of responding to staffs’ views. She did not want to see changes imposed on staff but rather their views fed into the system.
Councillor J Dumont referred to training and the levy pot and how this was allocated. The Head of HR and Organisational Development explained how and on what the Apprenticeship Levy could be utilised.
In response to Councillor A Alder, an update was provided in relation to Dementia Friendly training. She sought assurances that both Wallfields and Charrington’s House buildings were Dementia Friendly. The Head of HR and Organisational Development agreed to seek a response from the Facilities Management and Community Wellbeing and Partnerships Teams and advise Members.
The Committee noted the report, as detailed.
RESOLVED – that (A) the key progress made in delivering the Council’s Organisational and Development Strategy 2015 – 2019 be noted; and
(B) the planned works to be
undertaken to develop a new HR and OD Strategy and Staff
Transformation Programme be noted.