Staff face new test of strengths
3:00pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
Wiltshire Council is encouraging staff to take more responsibility as part of its restructuring.
It is launching a Transformational Leader-ship programme later this year, which will see employees given an assessment looking at their strengths and weaknesses, receiving advice how they can improve.
This was discussed at the council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday along with its business plan for the next four years.
In that time, Wiltshire Council’s government funding will reduce by £22m with the council intending to make around £120m worth of cuts.
As part of the council’s cost-cutting, its service director positions will be rebranded with the number reducing from 18 to 14, which should save around £500,000.
Councillors voiced their concerns about calling those who remain in the position ‘associate directors’, saying in the private sector associates are usually people who have not passed their exams.
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