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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Warwickshire County Council: Emergenetics pilot offer

Warwickshire County Council’s Corporate Policy Unit participated in the Emergenetics pilot. Read below to find out about the team and their Emergenetics experience.

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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council: Workforce development case study

This case study outlines plans and initiatives set out and used by Tameside MBC to grow and develop a workforce that is adept at being responsive to the diverse needs of Tameside residents.

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Surrey County Council DMA case study

Surrey County Council’s new Target Operating Model sets out the principle that structures (as a default) should be with six spans and six layers. The Community Protection, Transport & Environment Directorate used the DMA process to support the intelligent application of this principle. 

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Supporting the financial wellbeing of council employees in North Somerset

In May 2017, North Somerset Council added a new suite of financial wellbeing products to its employee benefits package. At no risk or cost to the council, they have already delivered an average saving of £1,029 for those who have taken advantage of them.

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Strategic recruitment: Dorset Council’s innovative approach to increasing recruitment reach and effectiveness

Dorset Council has begun a transformation of our recruitment. Our aim was to improve candidate connections, foster inclusivity, embrace technology and use data-driven decision making. This innovative approach has proven to enhance recruitment effectiveness, with measurable results, offering valuable and transferable insights for other local authorities.

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Securing the financial wellbeing of council employees - London Borough of Hackney

Hackney Council is the first local authority to launch salary-linked employee loans. In its first year the solution, provided by Salary Finance, has truly changed people’s lives.

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Richmond and Wandsworth Councils: Using the Standards for employers of public health teams in England to inform a workforce development project

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an agreement to share the workforce and staffing structure across the two boroughs. Over the last two years, the councils have reviewed the capacity of their public health workforce to understand its strengths and weaknesses in terms of the required skills and knowledge.

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Redbridge Council: Using the Standards as part of a re-structure process and HR processes

The public health team at Redbridge Council used the Standards as part of their re-structure process and in managing staff performance. The team also have plans to embed the Standards across the council more widely.

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Online resilience training pilot - East Sussex County Council

Faced with the challenge of rising mental health absence rates, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) wanted to understand how to pro-actively support the wellbeing of its workforce.

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Nottinghamshire County Council: Virtual work placement programme

Nottinghamshire County Council created a virtual work placement programme aimed to engage the future workforce, while reflecting the hybrid working of the current employees. 

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