It requires strong leadership, clear direction and a commitment from every single person. These results are a positive statement that we are on the right track.
Last night at our September Ordinary Council Meeting the City of Perth Council was presented with the City’s 2022 Staff Culture Survey results. I’m delighted to say the report, recently completed by independent research company CATALYSE, saw the City record its BEST overall score since these surveys began.
That’s a phenomenal achievement given the well documented journey our City has been on post City of Perth Inquiry. I’m very proud to share the following details of the progress we are making.
OVERALL PERFORMANCEIn a huge endorsement of the exciting direction of the City under our new leadership team (both the administration lead by CEO Michelle Reynolds and Council), 93% of our staff rated the organisation positively as a place to work.
This terrific number means 93% of all our staff say – as an employee, the City is a good place to be. That’s up from 12% in 2017.
When asked what they valued most about working at the City, staff said: the people, teamwork, working for the community, a positive culture and supportive leadership.
WORKPLACE INDEX SCORE
The range of responses for the overall performance score above are used to calculate the Workplace Index Score. Again, the City recorded its best result since analysis began.
We can improve further – and we will. But what this demonstrates is we are heading in the right direction.
ENGAGED & COMMITTEDJust as encouraging as the results, is the number of our people who took part in this survey.
In a further demonstration of the commitment and engagement of our staff, three out of every four City of Perth staff members responded to this voluntary anonymous survey. That’s a great indication of the buy-in from the City team.
I want to congratulate CEO Michelle Reynolds and her leadership team, and thank my fellow Councillors for helping to drive this change together.
Over the last two years we have seen an organisation "take stock" post inquiry and set a new course towards excellence.
This doesn't just happen. It requires strong leadership, clear direction and a commitment from every single person. These results are a positive statement that we are on the right track.
AWARD NOMINATIONSIt’s fabulous to receive positive acknowledgement from our staff – and also exciting to be acknowledged by others.
The City of Perth was recently nominated for two Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. Our Christmas Lights Trail has been nominated in the Major Festivals and Events section (it was the winner in this category last year) and the City of Light 60th Anniversary Celebration is a finalist in the Festivals and Events section.
The winners will be announced on 5 November.
We can’t wait to switch on this year’s Christmas Lights and invite you to the expanded City of Light summer light shows. Both begin on November 19. You'll be getting your invitation very soon.
As always, I value your direct feedback, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
And I'll see you in the City.
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