Day to day it's OK, but needs to rethink its strategy towards staff
Project Manager/Analyst (Current Employee) – Truro – 15 January 2018
Day to day, Cornwall Council is a great place to work. There is a good approach to the work/life balance with flexible working around core hours, home working etc all allowed (although this varies depending on the requirements of teams and the approach of individual line managers).
The atmosphere is quite laid-back and not too corporate and there is support for employees that need it around health issues etc.
However - and I realise the Council is very strapped for cash so this is a difficult issue - as an organisation they will struggle to attract and retain the best employees if they don't start paying decent salaries. Their pay offers, compared against similar roles in Health or the charitable sector are laughable and their recruitment strategy seems based entirely on the idea that 'it's Cornwall, and you won't get a better offer anytime soon'
Never mind half-hearted intranet campaigns about supporting mental health. If you want to show your employees that you value and support them, pay them a decent salary and invest in retaining them.