Our region was chosen, along with seven other ICS areas, to test the national draft workforce development and readiness tool. We’ve now received feedback and recommendations and are starting to discuss these with the workforce board and chief executives across the patch
Lisa Crichton – Jones, director of workforce transformation, said: “It’s been a great opportunity for us locally to look at our own readiness, areas for actions, as well as recognising good practice already in place. This work gives us a springboard for taking our programme forward with clear recommendations for where our efforts should be focused. I’d like to thank everyone who gave their time to be involved.”
Our work across nine areas was reviewed and considered, and then compared against expectations using a maturity matrix; from emerging, developing to maturing and thriving. Key areas we will be focusing on include:
- Sharing and scaling up innovative practice.
- Ensuring we have enough resources, and the right ones in place, to deliver and drive our ambitions for the future workforce.
- Workforce planning which includes working with partners in the third sector and local government to ensure a holistic approach to workforce.
- Greater understanding of the impact of the digital strategy on staff and what this means in terms of development and job roles.