Staff should be safe at work. Managers have responsibility to ensure that workplace practices adhere to both law and government guidance, as well as being concerned with the wellbeing of staff in the broadest sense. What is needed will continue to change as we move out of lockdown.
The ONS has published an analysis of Covid-19 related deaths in different occupational groups. We summarise the findings and consider their implications for managing the crisis, especially the phased return to work, and what data like this can tell us about existing social and economic divisions in our society.
This two-hour webinar has been designed to provide an introduction to mental health, with the aim of understanding more about some of the most commonly diagnosed disorders, as well as provide advice and guidance on how to support ward members who have issues with their mental health.
Online Training: Beyond Coronavirus: A new type of culture for a new type of authority: The role of Organisational Development
This series of 3, 90 minutes, online workshops are an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the organisational implications of change and the way in which Organisational Development can be used to challenge and shift culture to where it needs to be. It’s a chance to share experiences and opportunities and stimulate…
Council staff are facing many challenges – such as undertaking a new or more senior role, balancing home working with caring responsibilities and dealing with increased workloads. We look here at the help that is available to support the workforce and give practical guidance for dealing effectively with the key concerns.
In quarantine with the internet makes fertile ground for conspiracies, misdirection and information that is just plain wrong. But do we make things worse by angrily confronting the lies?
This briefing is the first in a two-part series examining the impact of the current economic shutdown on vulnerable workers, drawing on analysis of labour market characteristics to identify the types of communities and sectors that are uniquely vulnerable.
This briefing is a chance to reflect on the resilience and personal wellbeing challenges local government staff will face over the coming months.
Australian councils have had a difficult summer season, with many communities facing drought, bushfires, flooding and the Covid-19 pandemic in quick succession. This briefing explores the rationale, process and contents of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address some of the longer-term operational challenges that councils are facing as a result.
Clear advice from councils is helping people negotiate Covid-19. But how can they best ensure it reaches residents and business? We look at some of the issues local authorities face and highlight good practice from around the UK, including use of social media as well as websites.