Workforce planning: new resource

Workforce planning is about getting the right number of people, with the right skills, in the right place and at the right time. To help councils tackle their current and future workforce challenges, the IDeA has produced a new resource based on a six-step guide and councils’ experiences of what works in practice. Visit the resource and see how it could help your council prepare for today and tomorrow.

I’m sure you’ve heard all this [pseudo-Conservative New Labour] XXXX before in 2000 during the so-called Best Value implementations. But here it is again as New-New-Labour initiative. Do not forget that just a few days ago the Public spending cuts included all front line public services. Within the Housing & Adult Social care we are already the ‘best’ in the Country – doing four people’s workload, alone. I can assure you that except for the Christmas parties, the faces in our Council Offices are not as smiling as this article seems to suggest. I should know because in Jan 2000 I was selected as the only front line and the only ethnic member of IDeA Workforce Development Workforce comprising Chief Executives & Directors of various public orgs and Leaders of Councils and heads of various Unions [you guessed it]. All Chiefs and one Indian.

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