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CEX update – your feedback matters

I always enjoy talking with people about their route to working in local government. Taking a page out of my own book, I took part in a SOLACE podcast recently where I talk about my own background from trainee Trading Standards Officer to Chief Executive. During the chat, I talk about important lessons from Covid for the council, working with great people and some of the challenges Argyll and Bute faces including the current housing emergency. Listen to the podcast.

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me via workingtogether. I really appreciate your feedback, ideas and suggestions. Please keep sending them in.

Employee Experience Survey
To carry on with the feedback theme, we’re looking to hear from you in our Employee Experience survey. Your anonymous responses will help us understand the things you like about working for the council, and what you think could be better. We all want a positive working environment and access to the right tools, so your honest feedback really matters.

Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. The survey closes today at 5pm, so you still have time to tell us what you think about a range of areas including; pay, leadership, benefits, workloads and your overall experience of working for the council. We’ll update you on the responses next month.

You said, we did
As we look to make everyday tasks easier for you as part of Connect for Success, here’s a great example where your feedback is changing the way we work.

You told us you wanted an easier system to manage HR tasks. We listened and as a result, we are moving away from MyView in June and introducing iTrent, our new HR and Payroll system. With this exciting self-service tool, all your HR tasks will be in one place. You can find out more about iTrent on MyCouncilWorks

A series of training sessions will take place from 11 June. It’s a chance for you to see the new system and find out how to carry out a number of actions including; how to submit overtime and expense claims, access your payslip and for managers, how to authorise claims and extend temporary contracts. Drop in to any of the training dates.

Have a lovely weekend


Pippa Milne
Chief Executive