Employee Recognition & Engagement - Working for Essex
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At Essex County Council, challenging work happens every day – on the frontline and behind the scenes. In return for your dedication and talent, you deserve to feel a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

We have a whole team dedicated to this goal. There are no one-size-fits-all-so-be-it roadshows. We want you to connect with the organisation’s leaders, employee networks, employee awards and employee communication channels in a way that’s truly individual.

We do this in many ways: 

Employee Networks

Nothing is more important than harnessing the potential of our increasingly diverse workforce. Being an employer of choice is a big goal for us, but even more vital is reflecting the communities we serve and creating a true sense of belonging for all our colleagues. 

Our networks include: 

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network 
  • Carers Forum 
  • Christian Network 
  • Disabled Employees Network 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
  • Parents Network 
  • Women’s Network 
  • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

The employee networks are our collective voice – trusted sources of connection, camaraderie and information for their members. They are bringing change to our organisation in areas that matter.

Take a look at a recent event celebrating the work of these wonderful groups:


‘You Make The Difference’ Awards 

These annual awards are one big celebration of people. They give employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents and help keep us a high-performing organisation. 

Take a look at our 2019 nominees coming together to celebrate being recognised.

Employee Surveys

We listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear – through surveys, interviews and other forums.

Chief Executive and Leader Roadshows

Our Leader, Chief Executive and Corporate Leadership teams front these roadshows – updating our colleagues on all the latest news from around Essex County Council. 2020’s events hit the road virtually, covering our recovery from COVID-19, wellbeing support, local government reform and much more.

Employee Panels

This panel includes 30 colleagues from across the organisation who meet quarterly to discuss and lead on a wide variety of issues.

The panel changes every year so the organisation is always hearing from different voices.

Being a member offers a great chance to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.


YMTD 2019 Awards Night

You Make The Difference awards night was a chance to recognise our staff and the teams who make all the difference at Essex County Council.


Virtual Roadshows

Join us on our virtual trip around Essex as Chief Executive Gavin Jones hosts the wonderful work at Essex County Council


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