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Local government workforce survey 2016/17

Reports on the 2016/17 local government workforce survey which gathered information on certain elements of the workforce in councils in England. Discusses the aims of the survey, highlighting the key areas which were targeted: training expenditure; off the job training; labour turnover; vacancy rate; absence caused by illness; employment of women, Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people, and disabled people. Describes the methodology, outlining that all 353 councils in England were approached and 38% responded. Presents the findings in tabled data, separated into six categories: training and development; recruitment and retention; flexible working; sickness absence; leadership; and pay, rewards and performance management. Concludes that spending on training has decreased on average; vacancy rates have increased without much change in turnover; absence rates have changed little; more women are in the top 5% of earners in councils; and there has been a slight drop in BAME and disabled people among the top earners.


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Local Government Association (LGA)
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