November Cascade out now

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The latest Cascade is now available.  In this edition: Chief Executive’s Update #ObanCityStatus Harbour team save the day Keeping our ports safe Annual Learning Awards Supporting our local businesses Our Modern Workspace Festive savings with the Employee Benefit Scheme

Annual Learning Awards

The Council’s annual Learning Awards took place on Friday (19 November) and paid tribute to employees who have achieved a professional, academic or vocational qualification linked to their role. The ceremony was held via Microsoft Teams and recognised employees who have gained an accredited qualification supported by the Council or the HSCP. This year’s event […]

Creditors Christmas Cut-off Dates

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It is the Creditors section intention to have a “pay all” payment run on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, which should ensure that all payments are received by our suppliers prior to Christmas. This will be the final pay run for 2021. To guarantee payment in this run, departments are requested to ensure that any non-Pecos, […]

Introducing Microsoft Forms

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Did you know that Microsoft365 includes a handy app for building surveys? You can use Forms for different types of data gathering from basic surveys, checklists, quick polls and quizzes. If you’re in Teams meetings, use Forms to capture and display responses in real time. Review feedback onscreen, display in charts or export to an […]

H: drive reminder

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What is happening to my H: drive? We are currently migrating our core ICT systems to Microsoft 365. This is designed to make simple day-to-day tasks easier and to help us work together and more efficiently across the council. As part of that migration, your H: drive is being replaced by OneDrive, part of the […]

Talent and Performance Team are looking for your feedback

Feedback

You may have contacted the Talent and Performance team recently for any of a number of reasons.  This could relate to elearning or password resets, equalities, First Aid, performance or benchmarking, qualifications, Social Work Training Board activities, workforce planning – to name a few.  You may have contacted us by phone or by email or […]

Covid booster update

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If you are eligible for a COVID booster please wait to be invited to attend by NHS Highland or your GP practice. A full list of booster/vaccination clinics currently being held in Argyll and Bute is available on the NHS website If you have questions about drop-in clinics, or alternative appointment arrangements please contact the […]

Employee Benefit Scheme – get the festive season all wrapped up.

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Beat the festive rush with 1000s of gifts fulfilled by John Lewis & Partners and Currys available through our Home and Electronics staff benefit. From terrific toys and tech items to fragrances, jewellery, entertainment must-haves and more, you can get a head start on the festive season while spreading the cost through manageable monthly salary […]

Your H:drive is moving

MS 365

As you may know, we are migrating our core ICT systems to Microsoft 365. This is designed to make simple day-to-day tasks easier and to help us work together and more efficiently across the council. As part of that migration, your H: drive is being replaced by OneDrive, part of the MS365 suite. Why are […]

10 common energy myths busted

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Are you or your colleagues confusing fact with fiction when it comes to being more energy efficient? Be armed with the answers thanks to Zero Waste Scotland’s COP26 blog. Some of the myths include – Solar panels can’t be used in the winter, most heat escapes through windows and phone or laptop chargers don’t use […]