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88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The company have dedicated internal communications specialists who work with their services to ensure that key messages are communicated to staff in ways that are suited to the various job roles in the organisation. Their intranet is updated on a weekly basis and followed up with weekly news alerts to staff to let them know what's going on. Their Chief Executive sends out a monthly brief with her key updates, also directors sends out their own brief to share updates at a local level. They have television screens displayed within all their office buildings and these show key messages and updates of what's going on at Wigan Council. They also have a text messaging service staff can sign up to receive key updates.

My Team

85% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

The senior leadership have increased their visibility through top down communications. Their Chief Executive and the leader of the council deliver regular listening sessions throughout the year. This provides staff with an opportunity to share their views and hear directly from the senior leadership team. In addition each director holds similar sessions and shares key messages with staff based in their directorate.

My Manager

77% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

As the company aren't able to give local pay rises they have implemented an online benefits platform named my rewards. The platform is home to all of their local and national discounts and it helps to make their employees money go further. They reward staff that achieve 100% attendance through their attendance reward scheme. The rewards that are available include quarterly and accumulative cash prize draws, recognition letters and an additional paid leave. In addition the council runs an annual staff recognition award scheme named the 'Confident Council Awards' All nominees for the awards are made by other colleagues within the organisation. They have nine award categories this year that support their core behaviours. The awards are: - Apprentice of the Year - Customer Excellence - Giving Something Back - Innovation and Improvement - Manager of the Year - One Team, One Council - Positive Partnership - Staff Deal Ambassador of the Year – Wellbeing.

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88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The company have dedicated internal communications specialists who work with their services to ensure that key messages are communicated to staff in ways that are suited to the various job roles in the organisation. Their intranet is updated on a weekly basis and followed up with weekly news alerts to staff to let them know what's going on. Their Chief Executive sends out a monthly brief with her key updates, also directors sends out their own brief to share updates at a local level. They have television screens displayed within all their office buildings and these show key messages and updates of what's going on at Wigan Council. They also have a text messaging service staff can sign up to receive key updates.

My Team
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85% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

The senior leadership have increased their visibility through top down communications. Their Chief Executive and the leader of the council deliver regular listening sessions throughout the year. This provides staff with an opportunity to share their views and hear directly from the senior leadership team. In addition each director holds similar sessions and shares key messages with staff based in their directorate.

My Manager
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77% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

As the company aren't able to give local pay rises they have implemented an online benefits platform named my rewards. The platform is home to all of their local and national discounts and it helps to make their employees money go further. They reward staff that achieve 100% attendance through their attendance reward scheme. The rewards that are available include quarterly and accumulative cash prize draws, recognition letters and an additional paid leave. In addition the council runs an annual staff recognition award scheme named the 'Confident Council Awards' All nominees for the awards are made by other colleagues within the organisation. They have nine award categories this year that support their core behaviours. The awards are: - Apprentice of the Year - Customer Excellence - Giving Something Back - Innovation and Improvement - Manager of the Year - One Team, One Council - Positive Partnership - Staff Deal Ambassador of the Year – Wellbeing.

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