Corporate Scrutiny Panel – 5 September 2013

PRESENT: –  Councillor Robinson in the chair.

Councillors Wilson (Vice-Chair), Jawaid MBE, and P Vickers.

Councillor Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

194  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests –

No whip was declared.

195  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests received.

196  COLLEAGUE ENGAGEMENT REVIEW – The Chairman welcomed Helen Manderson, Assistant Director Human Resources, and Debbie Searles, Strategy and Performance Officer, to the meeting.  The Chairman initiated a discussion on the recent employee survey, centred on the need for improved accompanying guidelines, methods of ensuring feedback, and the implementation of a ‘you said, we did’ model.  Members asked a number of questions, including on topics such as benchmarking data, the company that operated the survey on behalf of the council, and methods of ensuring anonymity.

Resolved – (a) That the situation be noted, and (b) that a draft report be prepared and presented to a future meeting of the panel.

197  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.