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Workforce profile

Knowing our workforce 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Wyre Forest District Council Payroll/Recruitment System

Data Compiled by HR – November 2018

Introduction

We are required to monitor and publish the characteristics of our workforce as outlined in the Equality Act 2010, for public bodies to publish annual equalities information about their employees.
This report covers the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 and includes data on gender, age, disability and ethnicity of our workforce. It provides an analysis of employees who have left the Council during the last year and examines the characteristics of employees who have been involved in disciplinary action or grievances. The report concludes with an analysis of applicants who have progressed through our recruitment and selection processes.

Workforce profile (as at 31 March 2018)

We employ 410 staff, 224 are full time and 186 are part time.

53% of staff is female and 47% male.

Three staff (0.7%) has declared a disability. The data suggests that our workforce comprises of a lower proportion of people with a disability than the population as a whole. It is difficult to assess how well it reflects the population as our own information relies on staff declaring that they have a disability.

As Table 1 shows, the majority of our workforce (88%) is of White British ethnicity. The ethnic mix of our workforce reflects that of the wider Wyre Forest population.

Table 1: Ethnicity of Wyre Forest Staff
Ethnic Origin Number of staff Percentage
Indian 1 0.24%
Bangladeshi 1 0.24%
Other ethnic group 1 0.24%
Not known 1 0.24%
White British 359 87.56%
White Irish 2 0.49%
White Other 3 0.73%
Not declared 42 10.24%


Profile of Leavers

During the period a total of 61 employees left the council. 44 of the employees were of White British ethnic origin, 1 employee was of Asian (other) ethnic origin and 17 employees had not declared their ethnic origin. The majority (52%) left due to resignation.

Reasons for leaving

Reasons for leaving
Not worked for a while 3%
Retired  7%
Dismissed 10%
End of temporary contract  28%
Resigned  52%

Reasons For Leaving Chart (1)

Disciplinary Action and Grievances

During the period we took disciplinary action against 12 employees, all of the employees involved were White British, 11 males and 1 female. 21 grievances were submitted: 4 males and 17 females and all of White British ethnic origin.

Recruitment and Selection

During the period, 335 people applied for jobs with the Council. 59% were male, 39.5% of applicants were female, and 1.5% preferred not to say. 15 applicants had a disability.
Out of the 335 applicants 102 were interviewed. 56% were male, 41% were female and 3% preferred not to say. 6 had a disability.
Out of the 102 interviewed 53 were appointed. 60% were male and 40% were female. 1 declared a disability. 92% were of White British ethnic origin. 6% were of White Other ethnic origin and 2% preferred not to say.

Ethnic origin of job applicants and those we interviewed
Ethnic Origin No. of applicants No. interviewed Percentage
White British 272 87 85%
White other 17 6 6%
Not declared 12 3 3%
Prefer not to say 3 2 2%
White Irish 2 1 1%
Other ethnic group - Arab 2 1 1%
Black or Black British - Caribbean 2 1 1%
Asian or Asian British - Chinese 1 1 1%
Black or Black British - Other 2 0 0%
Mixed ethnic - other 1 0 0%
Mixed ethnic - White and Asian 3 0 0%
Mixed ethnic - White and Black Caribbean 2 0 0%
Black or Black British - African 3 0 0%
Asian or Asian British - Pakistani 4 0 0%
Asian or Asian British - Other 2 0 0%
Asian or Asian British - Indian 5 0 0%
Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi 2 0 0%


Wyre Forest District Council