All Careers Advice

  • Debunking the ‘dark art’ of OD
    Rebecca Davis says surviving in the HR jungle requires awareness and understanding of your environment – but that a new OD programme in partnership with the LGA, the CIPD and West Midlands Employers is set to help guide the way
  • Jessica Mullinger looks at the first steps of the IR35 legislation and how it has impacted recruiters and interims
  • David Slatter shares some early insights gained at a recent place shaping round table event hosted by Penna
  • Jonathan Swain looks at the importance of diversity in the boardroom and outlines the three common challenges for first time non-executive directors
  • David Gooda, Raymond Kelly and Dilani De Silva mark a very special date while remembering the basic skills and principles that have carried through in the recruitment sector over the past two decades
  • Jody Goldsworthy is championing a new ‘leadership norm’, with emotional understanding forming a big part of effective team development
  • Being aware of an organisation’s culture and getting the match right is vital for candidates looking for the right role. Authenticity in interview situations is key to showing this, as Nicola Chiverton explains
  • Philippa Watkins shares her insight on the changing public finance talent landscape
  • Jes Ladva discusses the skillsets local authorities need to successfully carry out commercial investments
  • 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.