‘NOTHING WILL PERSUADE US TO STAY’ – VALE STAFF TELL BOSSES

More people are leaving than entering through the revolving doors of the Vale of Glamorgan

More people are leaving than entering through the revolving doors of the Vale of Glamorgan Council

When Vale of Glamorgan Council staff leave the council – the managers now ask them to fill in an “electronic exit questionnaire ” which asks them – as a final question –   if there is anything they could be offered which would “entice” them to stay.

…But according to an internal council report the most commonly-given answer to that question is nothing would have enticed me to stay”.

Meanwhile an increasing number of staff are leaving of their own accord –  voluntarily – or they’re being involuntarily pushed out.

Figures for the period April to September 2015 show  a total of 315 staff left their jobs with the council – compared with 293 in the same period of 2014.

Of those 315 staff departures,  214 left “voluntarily” and 101 left “ involuntarily” :-

  • 10 were sacked (twice the number the year before)
  • 35 didn’t have their contracts renewed (ten more than in the same period of 2014)
  • 45 retired ( six more than in the same period of 2014 )
  • 169 retired
  • 38 were declared redundant (ten more than in the same period of 2014)
  • 18 left for undisclosed reasons
A third of staff leaving the Vale of Glamorgan Council leave "involuntarily"

A third of staff leaving the Vale of Glamorgan Council do so “involuntarily”

The turnover in the council’s offices and departments – not including schools has gone up from 5.10% in April/September 2014 to 6.24% April/September 2015 . “Voluntary turnover”  has increased from 3.76% to 4.43%. In social services staff  “turnover” almost doubled from 3.57% to 6.14%  (over the same two periods).

The number of school staff  leaving Vale schools in April/September 2015 was 163 – in percentage-terms a slight increase on the same period a year earlier .

The report warns that “Given the projected reductions in public service finances
and the associated adverse service implications it is inevitable that there will be a
consequential increase in the number of redundancies in the short term”.

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4 Responses to ‘NOTHING WILL PERSUADE US TO STAY’ – VALE STAFF TELL BOSSES

  1. Robert Donaldson says:

    Ref: Philip Beaman, has he left the vale (Parks Operational Manager) if & when?.

    Thank you,

    Robert, Dingle Pk.

    • Martin gossage says:

      Hi Rob
      Yes as with all needs to save money I think two posts become one and Mr Beaman was not successful for the new combined post .Can’t remember who is now in post.
      Best to email John of course

  2. Christopher David says:

    Pity the £100,000 + PA “managers” that can’t even set a meals on wheels budget don’t leave- and not replaced.

  3. AK says:

    How many under disciplinary investigation leave through ‘ill health’ ?

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