What would you suggest Hampshire County Council management do to prevent others from leaving?
That's HCC's biggest problem is not using successful temps.I have successfully completed a number of office based assignments in Winchester and would be happy to be permanent. But instead of employing tried and tested people they start from scratch again expecting candidates to completer a separate application for each vacancy rather than draw from a pool of proven people. Most potential candidates put off by the onerous form filling for each vacancy. The private sector always maintains a pool of good prospects so that even candidates not selected initially can be contacted as more vacancies arise. The council are too full of PC ideaology and not delivering a cost effective service for Council Tax payers.
Does Hampshire County Council require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does Hampshire County Council do and how long does it take to complete?
HCC requires pre employment background checks, the speed of these depends on those who are providing the information. References are taken up prior to employment.
Great location, easy job, management absent, which gives employees freedom (can be bad for some), great work life balance
What advice would you give the CEO of Hampshire County Council about how to improve it?
Most managers have no experience outside local government, HCC need to draw from a wider talent pool to be more effective.
They are always going to be there so it's a secure job, as long as government keep school escorts going that is!