Bright Ideas 2018
Bright Ideas! Inspire
Our staff suggestion scheme, Bright Ideas, closed for suggestions on 31 August and since then we have been considering each suggestion, sharing a sample of them at our Employee Conferences and hearing from you about what you think.
The outcome of all suggestions will be finalised by Fri 2nd November and all of the suggestions will be published soon after.
|Launch of Bright Ideas||Wed 1st August|
|Deadline for submissions||Fri 31st August|
|Liaise with service managers and provide initial response||Fri 14th September|
|Refer variety of suggestions to the workforce||
Mon 17th until Fri 28th September
|Display suggestions at the Employee Conferences||
Fri 14th September
Wed 19th September
Tues 25th September
|Finalise outcomes with CMT||Fri 19th October|
|Respond to and publish Bright Ideas||Fri 2nd November|
For now though, here’s a sneak preview of some of the suggestions we have received so far:
Make the holiday buy back scheme mandatory for all employees, to generate savings on staffing costs
Stop the purchase of clothing which is not required as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for example clothing worn in Leisure/Active Schools
Restrict the use of the staff car park, make it free for staff who need to use their own car for work purposes and charge everyone else £1 a day.
Introduce a timetable system, to our fleet of buses to save on fuel costs and maximise passenger numbers.
Reduce the number of weeks our festive lights are switched on for, to save on energy costs.
Condense working patterns so that the council closes at Friday lunch time generating savings on energy and improving morale.