Workplace Training & Development Commission launch

Workplace Training & Development Commission launch

The British Chamber of Commerce have set up a commission to look at skills/training and workforce development – the Workplace Training & Development Commission . The commission is due to report in the summer and for the purpose of informing that report they are...

Your mental health and your work

Your mental health and your work

It is January again, the start of a new year and perhaps new opportunities on the horizon. But for many people, January is also a very difficult time for their mental health. The financial crunch of the holiday season setting in and the dark, damp and dreary days can...

We’re hiring

We’re hiring

We have an exciting job opportunity within our Winchester office for a Business Development Manager. We are looking for a proactive and highly motivated team player to work within our small but busy team of consultants. You will have excellent organisational and...

Strategic HR Network Meeting Review

Strategic HR Network Meeting Review

Our annual Members Only network meeting for Strategic HR Leads took place on 19 November 2019 and the review is now live on our website.   Want to become an SEE Member? All county, unitary and district councils and police authorities in Berkshire,...

Relationships at Work

Relationships at Work

Recently it has been reported that McDonald's sacked their CEO for having a relationship with an employee which was against company policy and allegedly showed poor judgement in regards to relationships at work. The Tribunal system will determine whether that...

Covert surveillance in the workplace

Covert surveillance in the workplace

It is well established that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) prevents the use of CCTV unless you display signs stating that CCTV is in operation and have a policy that states that CCTV footage can be used in disciplinary or other such cases but what...

New Associates at SEE

New Associates at SEE

Here at SEE we're always looking to extend and enhance the offerings to the organisations with whom we work and so we're delighted to let you know that we have two new associates at SEE as consultants.Sue Noble - Coaching and Mentoring Sue Noble is a highly...

The Apprenticeship Challenge is LIVE

The Apprenticeship Challenge is LIVE

Following the great success of the South East Challenge SEE, with our partners Breckland Training Services, is running a 'Apprenticeship Challenge' version tailored specially for those just starting their career in local government. The Apprentice Challenge is an...

SEGWARP is changing

SEGWARP is changing

SEGWARP is changing. The South East Government Warning, Advisory and Reporting Point network, bringing together those with a focus on cyber-security, has been in operation for over ten years now and so it was time to review the way it was managed. SEE has contracted...

Councillor Family Friendly Leave

Councillor Family Friendly Leave

Where are we with Councillor Family Friendly Leave? In 2017 the Fawcett Society report ‘Women in Local Government’ recommended that councils should adopt family friendly and parental leave to attract a wider group to consider becoming a councillor and to retain...

LGS Pay Negotiations Update

LGS Pay Negotiations Update

At the recent South East Regional Pay Briefing, Harry Honnor presented an LGS Pay Negotiations Update about the Trade Unions’ pay claim for 2020 and sought input from councils in our region. The response from the South East echoed the message that Harry had received...

Case Law: What constitutes a ‘signature’?

Case Law: What constitutes a ‘signature’?

A recent ruling in a case related to the sale of property could have wider implications as to what constitutes a 'signature' when creating a binding contract. The background of Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Rees owned a piece of land, a landing...

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