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...

Every Mind Matters launched

Every Mind Matters launched

Public Health England, in partnership with the NHS, today launches Every Mind Matters, a new way of empowering people to manage and improve their mental health. Survey shows 81% people in the South East have experienced early signs of poor mental health including...

LGA model code of conduct review

LGA model code of conduct review

The LGA is undertaking a review of the member model code of conduct in response to the recommendations made by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, but also in response to rising local government concern about the increasing incidence of public, member-to-member...

LGA Online self-assessment tool

LGA Online self-assessment tool

The Local Government Association has developed a new online self-assessment tool which builds on the previous stocktake. This is designed to support local authorities in evaluating their cyber security on an ongoing basis. The tool will help local authorities to...

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