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WME launches #WMHeroes

15th May 2020
WME launch new initiative to recognise West Midland’s local council heroes who are helping fight Covid-19. For more information click here.

Reinventing recruitment for a more sustainable future

14th May 2020

WME Article published in The MJ. Local government has shown it can move faster and better when the bureaucracy is stripped away and decision-making is made at the local level. Manny Sandhu sets out a plan with a powerful purpose. For more information click here.

Time to Care Website

8th May 2020

#TimeToCare is a new campaign launched to attract workers into the independent care sector and to celebrate the work care staff have been doing to protect the most vulnerable during the pandemic. For more information please click here

It is part of work by the 14 adult social care commissioners across the West Midlands to recruit temporary and permanent staff to deal with the current Covid-19 emergency and over time help councils and providers move into a more sustainable place.

#Everyday Heroes

5th May 2020

Help us say thank you to your #EverydayHeroes from Councils who are working 24/7 to keep communities safe and to thrive. For more information click here 

Step Up Now Website

16th April 2020

Step Up Now
Social care students These are tough times 
We need you to sign up and get involved
Click here for more information

Come Back To Care

9th April 2020

Come Back To Care
Covid-19 - These are tough times for Adult Social Care
Please come back to save and protect lives.
Click here for more information 

Pulse Extra - 3 April 2020

3rd April 2020

Welcome! This is our new weekly Covid-19 edition of The Pulse.

New Covid-19 Website

2nd April 2020

This website is designed to put all the resources we have in one place specifically to support our Public Sector community, with regular updates and new features as the situation changes and we respond accordingly. We also have a Schools website with further support which you can access here

If there are resources or support you need please contact the WME team, our mission statement is “To advocate, build and champion people centred organisations for a resilient and diverse public sector workforce that benefits everyone in the West Midlands” and our mantra is

“There when you need us most”

Click here for more information 

New Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

1st April 2020

Over the next 5 years you will see WME evolve and mature as an Employers’ Organisation that uses its unique position in the Region as a convener of partners to shape new services and opportunities. We are clear we are here to add value and that starts with the delivery of our new Strategic Plan. Click her for more information 

Recruitment with the in mind

5th March 2020

In an articled published in The MJ, Lesley Shore examines Local Government workforce needs to deliver further efficiencies and drive greater productivity in it's workforce - the article tackles how should HR as a profession be leading employers to drive even further transformation and change in the workforce. Click here for more information. 

Smashing the communication silence

19th February 2020
Rebecca Davis examines the need for communication, dialogue and trust within organisations and how pioneering programmes are developing strategies to smash the culture of silence that impedes progress. 

Mindfulness Meditation

10th December 2019

Wellbeing in the workplace has become a key focus for organisations who are looking to ensure they are able to create a sustainable, engaged, healthy, safe and productive culture for their employees. Meditation allows you to connect your mind and body to the present moment cultivating the awareness we all need in our lives to bring our minds and bodies in sync for optimum health and wellbeing. Click here for more information.

#LoveyourHR - Blog

18th July 2019
If you are a regular on social media, you may have seen the start of a movement called #loveyourhr. Like everything we do at WME, we did not want to do things by halves and we thought HR needed a bit of a facelift and a bit of momentum around loving what we do. We therefore designed our own virtual campervan which you will see driving around on twitter and LinkedIn to pick up as many people as possible from both inside and outside of HR and across the country to tell us about their experiences and share knowledge across the public sector and beyond. The beauty is it is free to view and we have attracted some great bloggers from Chief Executives to Heads of HR and everything in between. Hopefully this shared network will provide some insight into the challenges that we feel as a sector we are facing and offer strategies of how we engage the all important people side that sometimes gets forgotten. On our journey, we are quickly realising that people love HR more than we thought!


We Design Microsites!

18th July 2019
We Design Microsites!

Some positions are harder to fill than others. Increase the exposure and attract better suited candidates with your own dedicated microsite.

Update 1: CEO Newsround to Heads of HR

18th July 2019

 I just wanted to share a monthly update from me on all things WME. - Click here for more information.

WME Response: Exit Cap Survey

18th July 2019

A representative response on behalf of our member Councils, 32 employing bodies impacted by the proposals covering the West Midlands Region who have contributed to this document.

Your go to Mediation Service

18th July 2019

 Here at WME we understand, the workforce is the most valued resource any organisation has, but at times conflict does arise and can escalate into serious issues impacting on performance, attendance and wellbeing. - Click here for more information on our meditation programme!