To review the Annual Workforce Report for 2020 to 2021.
The Employment in Hampshire County Council (EHCC) Committee considered a report of the Director of Corporate Resources regarding the Annual Workforce Report for 2020/21. It was noted that the look of the report had been changed based on accessibility feedback and the report now included additional data on diversity. Members welcomed the style of the report.
It was reported that in March 2021 around 800 county council staff had been on furlough. A new staff network for working parents had been established. Data on ethnicity suggests the proportion of staff from a minority background was now higher than the proportion in the Hampshire population.
Members asked questions about the report and received responses, including:
· that the lowest pay rate was higher than the national minimum wage, however the county didn’t currently have living wage accreditation.
· Staff had been provided with tools to support remote working, and a hybrid model of working partly in the office and partly remotely was being developed to start in September
The Employment in Hampshire County Council Committee:
1. Review the content of the Annual Workforce Report
2. Note the progress of the actions and next steps.