All Careers Advice

  • Making the right choice
    What should you look for when recruiting a non-executive director? David Weir provides some tips
  • Nick Cole offers his top 10 tips to create the perfect CV
  • Maud Hollis looks at the wide-reaching benefits available for organisations capable of employing flexible working
  • Ben Cox looks at the changing complexities and rewards of a career in local government
  • Luke Judd looks at the psychology of change, and stresses the importance of the sector not falling into a ‘business as usual’ mentality
  • As she moves on from her role at Leeds City Council, Lorraine Hallam reflects on the current state of HR and OD and says the pace of change is something to embrace rather than fear
  • Do we have the right workforce for today and what should our focus be for the next 20 years? Terry McDougall emplores the HR sector to plan for tomorrow today
  • Toni Hall looks ahead to 2019 and gives her advice to aspiring interim managers who want to make their way in the sector
  • Nick Cole, Director Local Government at Veredus looks back over hiring trends in the sector in 2018 and makes some predictions for 2019.
  • It’s an industry that doesn’t always have the best image for itself, and the tasks within it are many – but Gemma Stevenson-Coupe says being a recruiter is one of the most important and fulfilling roles you could have
  • Julie Towers of Penna asks if the public sector’s capable of achieving their mission with their hands so tied.
  • Kath O’Dwyer reveals how an LGA review of Cheshire East Council’s organisational culture has been used as a springboard to improving the skills and experience of the workforce as well as encouraging employee retention.
  • Gemma Taskas offers some personal highlights from the recent PPMA Northern HR Summit in Leeds and says it’s good to meet with others in the sector, share ideas and challenge ourselves to think differently

  • Penny Ransley breaks down the positive benefits of ‘the power of kindness’ and how it can become an effective recruitment tool for your organisation
  • Anj Popat says local government has come a long way, and 2018 has been a big year for gender equality, but there is plenty more that can still be done to improve diversity in senior leadership teams
  • The way we work is transforming at a phenomenal rate driven by more and more disruptive factors in the workplace.