South Tyneside Council workforce strategy

South Tyneside launches new workforce strategy

South Tyneside Council has rolled out a new three-year strategy focusing on how to attract, retain and develop the best talent for its workforce.

The local authority understands the need for a diverse range of expertise to ensure it has the right capabilities across the organisation – for both now and the future.

The strategy features five themes which encapsulate how the council wants to build an inclusive and supportive culture. They include:

  1. Inspirational leadership
  2. Attraction and recruitment
  3. Engagement and retention
  4. Positive employee experience
  5. Modernising people services

It is acknowledged within the strategy that all employees have a responsibility to shape the council’s culture.

Comment from South Tyneside Council's Cllr Joanne Bell

The news comes after a significant period of change for South Tyneside Council, in which a range of values have been set out to show what is most important.

Summarised by the acronym PROUD, they are:

  • P – Professional
  • R – Respectful
  • O – Open and honest
  • U – Understanding and engaging
  • D – Deliver what they say they will

The council’s lead member for governance, finance and corporate services, Cllr Joanne Bell, said: “We have extremely important public services to deliver that people rely on day in day out, so it is vital that we have a strong and supported workforce to support our communities.

"We can only deliver on our ambitions by enabling our people to be the best they can be, guided by our 'PROUD' values and behaviours."

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