This year we reviewed our recruitment process. We have implemented anonymous recruitment, where recruiting managers do not see any personal identifiable data. We also worked with the communications team on making short fun videos to engage directly with potential candidates. In 2022-23 we ran two rounds of recruitment for Case Investigators and have appointed five new members of staff to the team.
We also ran two internal recruitment processes this year, these posts allow for staff development and were for a Specialist Case Investigator and a Data Assistant.
Staff wellbeing and inclusion
It was another busy year for our staff-led wellbeing and inclusion group, who ran a number of events for staff including Talk Money Week, World Aids Day, Holi, Carers Week and sessions on anxiety. We were also awarded our Carer Positive Engaged Award.
Charity is always close to our staff’s hearts and this year the chosen charity was Team Jak. As well as raising an amazing £3,634, some staff also made use of the volunteering days we give the team and went to the Team Jak centre in Livingston and helped clean parts of the centre and organise things for their upcoming Christmas Party and fundraising events.
For 2023-24 the staff charity will be the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
We continue to value our relationship with PCS as our recognised trade union. This year discussions have focused on pay and terms and conditions.