To note the Monitoring the Council's Workforce Reports and endorse the strategies proposed for 2019/20.
The Committee received the Monitoring the Council's Workforce Report 2018/19
Trish Barnard, Head of HR and Employee Experience reported that this was an annual report and that the Council had a statutory requirement to report this data back to the Government on an annual basis.
Going forward the Head of HR and Employee Experience would find out how the data is being reported to government, as the report itself was very jumbled. If it was just the raw data that was being reported then this would give the flexibility to change the format of the report and make it into a more useful report for Member’s.
At the Local Joint Committee suggestions had been made that going forward the report should include data comparable data both locally and nationally and set out clearly what the councils’ aspirations were and what it wished to be achieving. It was suggested that this could be looked at by the Council’s equalities group whose terms of reference had recently been refreshed.
The Committee commented that the report didn’t address what the legal duty was, nor did it go into deal on a number of issues and the that the content raised more questions than gave answers.
It was agreed that the Chairman would meet with the Head of HR and Employee Experience outside of the meeting to discuss the report doing forward and would bring a brief report to the next meeting of the Employment Committee.
i. the Committee noted the report contents and endorsed the actions and initiatives proposed for 2019/20.
ii. The Committee agreed that future reports will be amalgamated into an annual Workforce Report.