Met director stands up to damning inquiry findings

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. TheHR director of the Metropolitan Police Service has defended the organisationfollowing the publication of the findings of a damning survey into employmentand workplace behaviour.Thesurvey of more than 15,000 of the 43,000 Met staff forms part of the MorrisInquiry, the independent investigation into professional standards andemployment matters at the police force.Lessthan one in five (19 per cent) agreed that HR/employment policies wereconsistently and fairly applied across the force.Thesurvey also found there was little confidence among staff that the Met wasembracing all aspects of diversity, and the majority believe diversity has yetto become part of police culture.ButMartin Tiplady, HR directorat the Met, told Personnel Today thatthe survey only provided a ‘snapshot’, and did not reflect how the Met hadlooked before, or how it would look in the future.”Iam concerned with the findings, some of which are less impressive than wewished, but we are in an organisation that has come a long way in the pastthree or four years,” he said.Tiplady said management at theMet would now discuss the findings with the Metropolitan Police Authority andstaff associations to create an action plan.IanLawson, who directs the Work Foundation’s Campaign for Leadership and isresponsible for the Met’sleadership development programme, said the results put the Met where heexpected it to be “at this stage in [its] process of transformation”.Summary of evidenceFindingsfrom the Morris Inquiry survey include:–19 per cent of respondents agreed that HR/employment policies were consistentlyand fairly applied across the organisation –  52 per cent said that they were satisfiedwith their current job–58 per cent agreed that their job makes good use of their skills and abilities–58 per cent agreed that their manager supports them to achieve a reasonablework-life balance–30 per cent agreed there is equal access to job and promotion opportunities –29 per cent said they felt their contribution was valued by the organisation–38 per cent said that they were clear about the development opportunitiesavailable to them–46 per cent said they received the training they needed to do their jobsBy Michael Millar Met director stands up to damning inquiry findingsOn 21 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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