Staff happy in coun­cil jobs

The Oban Times - - News -

HIGH­LAND Coun­cil em­ploy­ees are hap­pier at work this year than they were in 2012, ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of a staff sur­vey.

The coun­cil re­ceived re­sponses from 3,831 staff - 36 per cent of em­ploy­ees.

The sur­vey re­vealed a 13 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of staff who felt they were be­ing treated with re­spect and dig­nity in the work­place, tak­ing the to­tal of work­ers feel­ing this way up to 57 per cent.

Ques­tions on the sur­vey cov­ered staff morale, in­ter­est at work and job sat­is­fac­tion.

Chair­man of the re­sources com­mit­tee, coun­cil­lor Bill Fernie said: ‘This is a very pos­i­tive re­port and shows con­sid­er­able im­prove­ments across a range of in­di­ca­tors. We have some way to go, but these re­sults demon­strate the coun­cil has been mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion over the past two years.’

Chief ex­ec­u­tive, Steve Barron, wel­comed the re­sults of the sur­vey. He said: ‘The re­sults of the latest staff sur­vey are ex­cel­lent and man­agers should take great credit for sub­stan­tially im­prov­ing morale, sat­is­fac­tion and un­doubt­edly per­for­mance.’

A re­port high­light­ing ac­tions and ar­eas for fur­ther im­prove­ment will be re­ported to the re­sources com­mit­tee in Novem­ber.

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