All Careers Advice

  • CVs are difficult documents to write and everyone will have their view on what a good CV looks like.
  • Running a local authority in today’s climate requires a skill set quite different to that of previous years, so recruiting candidates into the sector can be more challenging than ever. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe explains
  • David Weir discusses five questions you should ask yourself before becoming an interim manager
  • Amy Morris looks at the key ingredients for a good EVP and explains why investing in one can be the difference in attracting the best talent tempering staff turnover
  • Jes Ladva explains what you need to know in order to become the chief executive of a local authority
  • Greg Hayes says that, used well, psychometric profiling can provide great aid for your recruitment processes, as well as a good foundation to retain and develop leaders
  • Steve Guest assesses the immediate future of recruitment within the local government sector, and he has seen an initial need for a focus on housing turn into a wider emphasis towards communities
  • David Weir discusses five ways effective onboarding can help you and your employees succeed
  • How can local government face off competition from other public services to attract the brightest talent? Nicola Chiverton discusses the importance of the sector showing a willingness to accept change and move forwards with the next generation
  • Sue Atkinson highlights the increasing importance of EVP and how, in conjunction with programmatic advertising, your organisation can reap benefits in the hunt to secure talent
  • Rebecca Davis discusses the importance of organisational values, and how your employees are key to establishing them
  • Dawn Faulkner reflects on the hard work the sector is doing in improving and promoting today’s top talents
  • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe examines what the successful interim leaders of the future will look like, and the importance of getting the right ‘fit’ in your organisation
  • Julie Towers looks at the key ingredients of team success following judging of The MJ Achievement Awards Senior Leadership Team category this year
  • Over two years after the introduction of new rules for determining IR35 status in the Public Sector one might expect that most organisations are clear on the new guidelines and very few falling fowl of the rules. We are not so sure that this is the case
  • Neil Lupin assesses how the sector can contribute to ensuring good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, particularly for interims who may not have access to the same support as permanent employees
  • The characteristics needed from the leaders of the future are changing. Heroic leadership of the past needs to be balanced with flexibility, lateral thinking, and a willingness to instigate change, as Juliet Taylor explains
  • Peter Donaldson stresses the need for ‘digital balance’– and to incorporate a smarter candidate experience – when tackling the recruitment challenges of today
  • Employers looking to attract the best talent need to be aware of what drives the millennial generation and be willing to adapt accordingly, as Amy Billington reveals
  • Anthony Hopkin takes a look at both ends of the employee life cycle