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  • Place shapers wanted

    • 8 Feb 2024
    • George Agyemang and Pete John are lead place recruiters at Penna

    George Agyemang and Pete John share their experiences over the past few years on the leadership talent market for place, regeneration and growth, and have strong hopes for this year

  • Does the sector need to switch the narrative?

    • 1 Feb 2024
    • Sally Wilson is a principal consultant within GatenbySanderson’s interim leadership local government practice

    Is local government suffering from a case of bad PR? How can we positively raise its profile to inspire the next generation? Sally Wilson poses the questions as she looks to make 2024 ‘the year of positive stories’

  • Attracting the next generation of local government stars

    • 25 Jan 2024

    We know local government has a diverse array of innovative, hard working and talented people at all levels.

  • Reflections on an active year for the sector

    • 18 Jan 2024
    • Jon Dilling, Toni Hall, Dawar Hashmi and Julie Towers of Penna share their talent market insights as we head into 2024

    Jon Dilling, Toni Hall, Dawar Hashmi and Julie Towers of Penna share their talent market insights as we head into 2024

  • Driving the green agenda

    • 11 Jan 2024
    • Maud Hollis is consultant – executive search practice at Tile Hill

    Maud Hollis discusses the crucial role of talent and leadership in local government’s journey to net zero

  • Balancing pressure and passion

    • 14 Dec 2023
    • Steve Guest is director of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business

    At a challenging time, the need to get more people choosing a career in local government is great. But for those in the recruitment process – particularly on a senior level – it’s easy to forget why they got into the sector in the first place. Steve Guest gives his insights on the topic

  • Leadership: reflections from NCAS

    • 7 Dec 2023
    • Nik Shah is Associate Director – Executive Interim, and Helen Alwell and Chris Barrow are Senior Consultants – Executive Search, at Tile Hill

    Nik Shah, Helen Alwell and Chris Barrow outline why identifying and supporting good leadership is more important than ever

  • Using ‘assurance’ to aid recruitment

    • 30 Nov 2023
    • Craig Clarke is head of GatenbySanderson’s interim leadership practice

    Inspections can prove a troubling time for organisations, but preparation and support for your staff – and cultivating a culture of shared ambition and ownership – can reap benefits in the long term. Craig Clarke explains

  • Time for a change of perspective?

    • 30 Nov 2023
    • Neil Lupin is partner for local and regional government at McLean Public

    McLean Public’s Neil Lupin looks at the importance of making councils sure get the best out of their interim managers

  • Moving from social value to community wealth building

    • 23 Nov 2023
    • Steve Wilson is commercial director of Commercial Services Group

    Steve Wilson looks at how adopting a new community wealth model can provide opportunities to put your local communities at the forefront of your recruitment strategy

  • How to protect frontline services

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • Karima Dakhama is senior consultant at CIPFA Penna

    Karima Dakhama looks at how local authorities through innovation can ensure the retention of essential service delivery across the UK

  • Organisational leadership: a constantly evolving challenge

    • 2 Nov 2023
    • Dawn Faulkner is a Partner at Faerfield Consulting

    With the financial need for many organisations to have streamlined senior teams – in spite of increased demand-led pressures – Dawn Faulkner highlights the importance of maintaining long-term investment in talent without losing strong leaders

  • The modern recruiter: part coach, part athlete

    • 26 Oct 2023
    • Katrina Whitby is a senior consultant at West Midlands Employers

    Katrina Whitby says recruitment is a team sport – and it’s time we take a serious look at the evolving skills and strategies necessary to attract and retain future talent

  • The importance of Black History Month

    • 19 Oct 2023
    • Dawar Hashmi is director of executive search at Penna

    Penna’s Dawar Hashmi offers a reflection on diversifying leadership in local government

  • Let’s be more open

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • Ben Parsonage is senior consultant with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    Do your diversity, equality and inclusion efforts consider lived experience? Ben Parsonage gives his perspective on what should be an important aspect of the executive search process

  • A helping hand at an uncertain time

    • 6 Oct 2023
    • Vik Mistry is a senior consultant and adult services lead for interim at Tile Hil

    Vik Mistry outlines how interims can provide stability for organisations in an era of growing challenges

  • Why short cut the process for short term talent?

    • 28 Sep 2023
    • Sally Wilson is a Principal Consultant in GatenbySanderson’s Interim Leadership Team

    When faced with hiring an executive level interims you may be short on time but there are ways to make the process run smoothly – and give them a better chance of success – says Sally Wilson

  • The art of retaining staff in difficult times

    • 14 Sep 2023
    • Martin Tucker is Managing Director at Faerfield and Emma Haddleton is Chief Executive Officer of Haddleton Knight Ltd.

    Martin Tucker and Emma Haddleton share their views on the positive leadership steps that can ensure your top talent continues to grow with your organisation

  • Are your flexible working policies fair?

    • 7 Sep 2023
    • Natasha Hilton-Keane is director of recruitment at Osborne Thomas

    Chief executives want people back in the office, but that brings challenges to the modern workforce. Natasha Hilton-Keane explains why reviewing working policies is now more important than ever

  • The Post-Covid Candidate

    • 31 Aug 2023
    • Louise Bickley is a Research Consultant within GatenbySanderson’s Local Government Practice

    In an increasingly tough jobs market, Louise Bickley looks at what candidates are looking for when they are searching for a new role post-Covid