Staff happy in council jobs
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.