The best place to work – our people strategy 2020 to 2025

Best employee experience

Great recruitment and a warm welcome

  • a fair and straightforward selection and appointment process
  • a quality induction to gain a flying start
  • a great pay, benefits and rewards package

Brilliant development

  • clear job goals and expectations
  • exciting opportunities and job variety
  • tailored personal and professional development

Great all round experience

In return for your dedication and commitment, you will get:

  • a well designed job and role
  • caring and supportive teams and colleagues
  • modern workplaces and people practices
  • a strong voice about your work and workplace
  • the opportunity to work in partnership with others, through staff networks, trade unions and more

Flexible career paths and progression

  • support to follow your chosen career path, that matches your ambitions and circumstances
  • opportunities to work in flexible and agile ways
  • development routes for both technical and managerial careers
  • recognition and reward for the great work you do, and the difference you make

Being your best

  • You feel like you count.
  • You are supported to be well at work.
  • You are valued for who you are.

Strengthening our culture and values

Being open honest and trusted

We will:

  • develop and implement a talent management framework
  • support job personalisation
  • enhance our workforce information and analytics to aid decision making

Treating people fairly

We will:

  • promote diversity, inclusion and difference
  • provide holistic health and wellbeing programmes
  • enable safe and sustainable places of work

Spending money wisely

We will:

  • pay the living wage, and have a fair and sustainable pay structure
  • develop long term service led workforce plans
  • support service design and the management of change

Working as a team for Leeds

We will:

  • identify and deliver the skills needed for the future
  • deliver HR in collaboration with others to provide exceptional support to our services
  • work closely with our city, regional and national partners

Working with all communities

We will:

  • drive the people changes needed to deliver our city wide strategies for Inclusive Growth, Health and Wellbeing and the Climate Emergency
  • improve employment opportunities for people from priority neighbourhoods and communities
  • promote the public value of all the work we do

Best leadership and management

  • work well with partners
  • do things with people and build inclusive teams
  • great communication
  • say thank you
  • mbracing new technology and wider change
  • listen and act
  • great team spirit
  • respect for all and a fair chance
  • plan resources well and stick to budget
  • can do attitude and adopting new ways of working
  • provide top quality customer service
  • coaching and support
  • quality appraisals

Our success measures

How efficient, enterprising and healthy the organisation is, and the overall employee experience for staff. Captured in our Best Council Plan KPIs.