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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18423: Willie Rennie (North East Fife)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when the last Registers of Scotland staff survey took place, and when the next one will take place.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 13 September 2018

This is a question for the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. She advises me that that Registers of Scotland invite colleagues to participate in the annual civil service people survey (CSPS), which last took place in October 2017. 727 colleagues and external staff (51.4%) chose to take part in the survey.

The next CSPS will open on 1 October 2018 and run for one month, with high level results available from the end of November and detailed comparative data available in December 2018.

Registers of Scotland also undertook a Colleague Wellbeing survey in 2017 which provided insight into colleagues’ physical and psychological wellbeing. This will be repeated in late 2018 with comparative data available in early 2019.

Registers of Scotland further supplements this insight by participating in Investors in People (IiP) assessments which include annual surveys and interviews with samples of colleagues over a three year period. Registers of Scotland was awarded in a Silver status in July 2018 following independent analysis of colleague feedback.